Obituary for John Larry Mullins

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John Larry Mullins

June 8, 1947 - October 7, 2014

John Larry Mullins, age 67 passed away peacefully on October 7, 2014. He was a resident of Indianapolis and a former 60 year resident of Morgantown, having moved there when he was 7 years old. John was at home when he passed surrounded with those he loved most. His loving wife Kathie Rae (Sloan) Mullins, whom he married on May 20, 1976, along with his daughter Heather Lynn Mullins-Owens, grandson Alexander G. Preston-Owens, and brother Vance (Debbie) Mullins of Martinsville.

John was born June 8, 1947, in Cooper, KY, to the late Clarence B. and Fannie (Criswell) Mullins. He was a 1965 graduate of Morgantown High School and attended Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis. John served as a Buck Sergeant with United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2005 as a laborer for Navistar in Indianapolis after 39 years of service, and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 98 in Indianapolis.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on mowers and bikes and was a fan of cowboy and war movies. John will be remembered for his storytelling and his addiction to buying and selling junk cars and trucks, as well as his regular guest appearances on Swap Shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother: Troy Mullins.

The Rev. Jeff Johnson will conduct a Celebration of Life service on Friday at 7:00 the Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 S. in Franklin. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until time of service on Friday at the church. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards. Funeral services have entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

In lieu of flowers, John's family request memorial donations be made to the Shepherd Community Center, 4107 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46201.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Mullins family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: June 8, 1947
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Jason Cerman posted on 1/1/00

Heather - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Debbie Certolic posted on 1/1/00

Kathy I am very sorry to learn of Larry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I guess Larry and Joe will be riding motorcycles in heaven now.


Jim Bucksot posted on 1/1/00

So sorry to hear about Larry... I was a class mate with him and graduated together in 1965. He was a great friend and was so fun to be around. He could make me laugh we I was down at times. I often think about him and lost track of him but did see him driving one time around Greenwood. We even applied at Navistar together and he got a the job and I didn't . He helped my mother when I joined the Air-Force in 65. and he joined sometime after I did. I will pray for you and his family and may God bless you. Sincerely Jim Bucksot


Theresa Joyce posted on 1/1/00

Dear Heather I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family know that you are in my thoughts. Hold tight to your memories of your Dad and know that he will live forever in your heart and in the hearts of all those who loved him. Take good care.


Michael Weiner posted on 1/1/00

Very sad to learn this news. My thoughts go to Kathie and the family. Best wishes for peace and healing. -- Mike Weiner


Tom Inui posted on 1/1/00

Kathie, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. Love, Tom & Nancy


Judy Harvey posted on 1/1/00

Dear Kathie our family will miss seeing and talking to Larry, he has lived on our road since he was a child. You are in my thoughts and prayers,


Karen Willis posted on 1/1/00

Larry's family, I am sorry to just now hear of Larry's passing. Larry and my husband (deceased) were high school friends. Whenever Larry would see me out in the yard, he would stop by to say "hi" on his way to, or from Martinsville. I will certainly miss seeing him. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.