James M. Mullis
James M. Mullis
  • March 29, 1929 - October 17, 2017
  • Marshville, North Carolina

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James (Jim) Marshall Mullis Jr. 88, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Fairfield Manor in Marshville. Mr. Mullis was born on March 29, 1929 in Union County to the late James M. Mullis Sr. and Sophronia T. Mullis. He is preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.
Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was employed at Pennsylvania House for 30 years, and after retirement became a fulltime Papaw, driving his grandchildren to school each and everyday. Jim was a dedicated member at Memorial United Methodist Church for nearly 50 years. He served as Chairman of the Board, taught Sunday school class whenever needed, and was present whenever the doors were open.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathryn Fowler Mullis, as well as their two children, Kim Trotter and husband Gene, and Trent Mullis and wife Jennifer, and grandsons Trevor, Zachary, and Wesley Trotter, and granddaughters, Katy Trotter and Sarah Mullis. He is also survived by his sister, Vivian Mullis of Monroe.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church (1200 Miller Street, Monroe, NC). The family will receive friends immediately following the ceremony. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park (1901 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC). Memorials can be made to Memorial United Methodist Church in Monroe.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Fairfield Manor in New Salem for all of their love and care they provided to Mr. Jim during his stay there. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family.