Robert Gordon Mullins
1949 - 2021
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Robert Gordon Mullins
Georgetown - Robert Gordon Mullins, 71, of Georgetown, Texas, died peacefully in Temple on April 3 after a valiant battle against heart failure and resulting complications. Bob was born in Tyler, Texas, to Rosemary and A.B. ("Moon") Mullins in 1949 and was four when the young family moved to Temple where he spent his formative years. The joys of childhood were especially enhanced by frequent visits to both sets of grandparents in their homes in Kilgore, Texas, and Emerson, Arkansas, places in a simpler time which became lasting influences on Bob and his brothers. A 1967 graduate of Temple High School, he attended TCU and held a BBA in Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
After an idyllic year in Port Aransas managing a Presbyterian Church Retreat, Summer Place, he moved to Austin where he and his former wife founded Mullins Square Inc., a wholesale children's applique and accessory company selling to over 25,000 better retail stores throughout the United States and internationally. The couple had three children in Tarrytown, Austin, and after buying a house on the National Register of Historic Places in Georgetown, they settled there in September 1990. Georgetown has been Bob's home ever since.
A champion for the historic integrity and charm of old Georgetown, Bob worked diligently as a preservation advocate with the Historical and Architectural Review Commission. For many years he was active in Georgetown's First United Methodist Church.
Bob was unassuming and modest, a consummate outdoors man who relished time with his children and decades-long friends on their South Texas deer lease, the waters off Port Aransas and on Lake LBJ.
He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather, and his kindness and generosity of spirit have left indelible marks on everyone who loved him. He is survived by three children and their spouses, Katie and Robert (Bobby) Mullins, Fort Worth, Allison and Patrick Mullins, Austin, and Rosemary Mullins Salfiti and Samer Salfiti, Dallas, and five grandchildren: Maggie and Eve Mullins, Susie Mullins, Warren and Wesley Salfiti; two brothers and sister-in-law, Michael Mullins, Fort Worth, Melissa and Patrick Mullins, Temple. The family is deeply grateful to Beth Neuhalfen of Georgetown for her constant friendship over many years and for the experiences and fun she brought to Bob's life.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, at 11AM at Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown, the Reverend Eric McKinney officiating. Due to Covid concerns the family understands any hesitancy in attending. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Preservation Georgetown, PO Box 1265, Georgetown, TX 78627 (preservationgeorgetown.org).

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
I'll always think of Bob as Mike's little brother & considered him optimistic, unassuming, thoughtful, & patient. Like Mike, he had wit & humor & was a good friend to many. A special THS classmate '67.
Catherine Shaw
Classmate
April 7, 2021
I am so very sorry for the loss of Bob. Remembering a MYF trip to the state fair with him, Bill Graham, and Marsha Talley. Rosemary (I think) had tickets for us for the musical...the boys returned the tickets to the box office and bought scalped tickets for us togo to the Texas-OU game!! Fond memories of a sweet friend. Love and hugs to the family.
Ann (Bartels) Smith
Friend
April 6, 2021
I have known Bob since 4th grade, Jefferson Elementary. In those days we had the entire play ground to play baseball on as no blogs had been moved onto or constructed.
Bob was a funny guy. I remember 6th grade band: Bob played trombone and asked Mr. Richard Crane, the director, about the slide position for a particular note. The answer, “at the end of the slide.” Bob stretched his arm and slide as far as he could—about six inches too short. Oh, well, time fixes most issues of youth. Although we went our separate ways after THS graduation; I remember him fondly and am saddened by his passing.
He was “one of the good ones.” His life story is one of personal and familial success. He brought honor to all he met. I share the family’s loss.

Bob, you ran a great race. Well done. See ya’ on the other side.
Lynn Wakefield
Friend
April 5, 2021
A true friendship since the 2nd grade; that’s 64 years and 7 months. So many memories that will never fade. Peace and love to you and all your wonderful family. Your lifelong buddy, Ralph Peters whom you called “Petetras”(always had nicknames) I will always miss you but never forget. (until we cross paths again).....
Ralph Peters
April 5, 2021
I was fortunate enough to share hunting camp on a few occasions with Bob and proud to call his oldest son, Bobby, one of my dearest friends. I pray for comfort and peace for Bobby and Katie, Patrick and Allison and Rosemary and Samer, his grandchildren and for brothers, Mike and Pat and their families.

RIP Bob. You will be missed but not forgotten!
Chris and Meredyth Haller
Friend
April 5, 2021
We have many happy memories of Bob and family from when we moved to Texas in 1981. Church gatherings in Austin and Summer Place at Port A, birthdays of our close group of young couples, business deals from Mullins Square, weddings, etc. Bob will be missed. I pray his passing was peaceful, and that his children will be comforted by their own memories of their Dad.
Joyce & John Harmon
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