GREENVILLE - Arthur C. "Art" Mullen, 85, of Greenville, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born of 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 also is survived by a very special friend, Lottie Grass.
He is 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.
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.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church, 7233 State Route 121 North, Greenville, with the Rev. Tom Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, as well as one half hour prior to the service at 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