Tarleton D. "T.D." Mullikin Jr. and Benna Charlyne Callahan Mullikin passed away suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in a motor vehicle accident. Service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Interment will be held at a later date in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyville. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Guzman Foundation for Alzheimer's Research, in care of Kristina Guzman. For more information, please call 817-310-5200. T.D. Mullikin Jr. was born March 12, 1930, in McKinney to T.D. Mullikin Sr. and Beulah Mae Wade Mullikin. Charlyne Callahan Mullikin was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Lake Creek. T.D. and Charlyne were each other's first loves. They met on the Town Square in McKinney when he was 18 and she 16. They loved each other with a devotion rarely seen. Throughout their lives, they taught by example the importance of family. T.D. served in the U.S. Army in Japan in 1946 and the Korean War
, from 1949-1950. He was postmaster for North Richland Hills Post Office and retired after 30 years of service. Charlyne was employed as a make-up artist and worked for The Greenhouse in Arlington until retirement. T.D. was determined to care for Charlyne all his life which included caring for her at home as her Alzheimer's advanced. T.D. and Charlyne's legacy is the importance of family and we will carry on their traditions and keep their memories for our entire lives. Survivors: Daughter, Cheryl Fairbanks and husband, Roscoe, of Southlake; son, Tim Mullikin and wife, Debbie, of Southlake; daughter, Cathy Sager and husband, Mark, of Trophy Club; nine grandchildren, Kristina Guzman and husband, Jose, Matt Woolsey and wife, Anne, Tiffany Thurston and husband, Tyler, Lindsay Whitfield and husband, Case, Carly Nickerson, Max Cozine and Joshua Sager; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Mullikin Starnes of Pottsboro; and many nieces and nephews.