Arthur C. "Art" Mullen, 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on May 27, 1928, in Walker, W.Va., to the late Charles and Margaret (Davis) Mullen. He was married Jan. 15, 1950, for 49 years to Trudy (Burleson) Mullen, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law James "Jim" and Delores "Dee" Mullen, of Covington, daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Dick Brown, of Greenville, and daughter and son-in-law Vicky and Bill True, of Covington; grandchildren Scott (Courtney) Mullen, Chad Mullen, Brandy Brown, Betsy Brown, and Brian True; great grandchildren Maggie and Madison Mullen; brothers Charles (Marie), Webb (Jean), Richard (Jean), Randall (Ernestine), and Paul (Patti), and sisters Cathy (Terry) Daggett, Annie (Tom) Daniell, and Ruth (Bob) Martin. He is also survived by a very special friend Lottie Grass.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Trudy, his second wife Cora, and his brother Clarence Mullen.
Art was retired from the United States Air Force with 21 years of service to his country. After his retirement from the Air Force he was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. In 1977 he and his son Jim opened Mullen's Firestone business in Covington, Ohio.
He was a member of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and of the Greenville and Covington Kiwanis Clubs. Art was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenville, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, Treasurer, and Statutory Agent of the church.
There will be a service held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 7233 St. Rt. 121 North, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Tom Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5-8 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as one half hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com