James "Pete" Mullinax (1916 - 2017)

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James "Pete" Mullinax, 101, of Conroe, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017. He was born to the late Julia Anna Riddel Mullinax and James Pinckney Mullinax on May 18, 1916 in Gaffney, South Carolina. Dec. 25, 1940, just before leaving for the war, he married the love of his life Mary Louise Glymph. They were married 62 years, until her death in 2002. During World War II, Pete Mullinax was a B-17 Pilot in the Army Air Corps. He was shot down on Black Thursday, October 14, 1943, and was held captive as a POW for nineteen months. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received in combat. After the war, he completed his degree in Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines and spent his career working for Schlumberger in several western states before retiring in Conroe, Texas in 1970. During his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, travelling, and just spending time with family and friends. He was the life of the party and shared love and happiness with all who knew him. In 1998, Pete returned to Schweinfurt for an emotional memorial ceremony commemorating the citizens and airmen from both sides who lost their lives in the October 14 strike.

This experience, along with later trips to Germany, inspired Pete to author the book

"Foes by Fate... Friends by Choice" Pete is survived by his Daughter Julee MacDonald, Son in Law Robert MacDonald of Conroe, Texas and many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and other loving family members. He leaves behind him an endless list of friends who respected, cherished, and loved him. He was predeceased in death by his parents, his wife, his siblings, and their spouses.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to in Mr. Mullinax's name.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at 105 Café 3010 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX 77304. A private family interment will follow at a later date in Houston National Cemetery.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 15 to Nov. 28, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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