CURTIS RAY MULLINS
Curtis Ray Mullins, 89, of Pound, passed away Friday October 2, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center due to complications from surgery.
Curt was born May 30, 1931in Pound, VA to Friend and Lula Mullins where grew up with his brother, Chester Lee Mullins. He attended Dotson School and Pound High School. As a teen he loved spending his time playing basketball on a competitive traveling team. In high school he was recruited by Adolph Rupp who was the basketball coach for University of Kentucky at that time. He met and married his hometown beauty, Shirley Lee Tunnell. Curt was the owner/operator of C&C Trucking & Service Station with his brother Chester, he and his wife were the owners of The Pixie Drive-In for 30 years, he worked in surface mining and was a proud member of the UMWA. Curt and Shirley spend most of their winters in Florida where they enjoyed fishing on the St. John’s River and tending to their fruit trees. Their summers were spent at their house on Cherokee Lake in Tennessee.
After a fall in February 2018, Curt was confined to a wheelchair/scooter but he didn’t let his limited mobility slow him down or take him away from things he enjoyed. He still mowed, tending to landscaping, driving himself to Dairy Queen for a custard and most of all fishing. He caught his final fish on Cherokee Lake on July 7, 2020.
Curt loved his family, being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Curt and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family.
Curt was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years. Shirley Mullins; his parents, Friend and Lula (Cantrell) Mullins; brothers, Chester Mullins and Jiles Roy Mullins.
Survivors include his sons, Donnie Mullins and wife Janie of Wise and Randy “Boot” Mullins and wife Tammy of Danville, WV: grandchildren CMDR David Mullins and wife Heather of Peachtree City, GA, Brad Mullins and Amanda and Wise, Kirsten Winfree of Danville, WV; great grandchildren, Colton Mullins, Carlee Mullins, Cayden Mullins, Alli Mullins and Ana Winfree.
Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 4 in the Baker Funeral Home chapel with Elder Stacy Potter officiating. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until time of services. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 5, at the Jimmy Cantrell Cemetery in Pound. Family and friends served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Baker Funeral Home in Pound is serving the family of Curtis Ray Mullins
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