William "Jack" Mullins Sr., 92, of Hoover, Ala., passed away on Saturday morning. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dot French Mullins, formerly of Anniston, Ala. Survivors also include Jack's children, Jane Bush (Bruce), Joy Patterson (Mike) and Jay Mullins (Lisa); grandchildren, Patrick Bush (Elizabeth), Lark Livingston (Jake), Benjamin Bush, Ty Patterson, Ali Pritchett (Josh), Bo Mullins and Jayson Mullins; and five great-grandchildren. Jack graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1949 with a degree in pharmacy. He had a distinguished career at Walker Drug Company. He was recognized with the Bowl of Hygeia for being the consumate friend of the profession of pharmacy. Jack served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic in WWII. He was in all the major European conflicts, including the Battle of Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge. His heroic accomplishments were recognized thorugh the awarding of the Bronze Star for risking his life for others on the battlefield. Jack loved the Lord and was always eager to help his fellow man. He served as an active member of Riverchase United Methodist Church, was a leader in Kiwanis and served on the board of directors for Methodist Home for the Aging. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today March 18, 2014, at Riverchase United Methodist Church in Hoover, Ala. The funeral service will be today at 12:30 p.m. at the church, followed by the committal service at Alabama National Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Riverchase United Methodist Church, 1953 Old Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35244. Funeral arrangements by Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, Ala.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 18, 2014