Garland Mullins, 81, of La Porte passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.
Garland was born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Waldo, Kentucky, to Jasper and Eva (Hale) Mullins.
On June 9, 1979, in Fish Lake, Indiana, he married Margie Fisher, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Kim (Kimberly) Mullins, Michelle (Bill) Mullins-Land, Tina (Dave) Naughton and Julia (Donald) Tibbs; grandchildren, Brandon, Hollie, Lauren, Kennedy, Jackson, Daniel, Austin, John and Christy; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Annie Conn, Roger Mullins, Cleda Mae Lawson, Dirl Mullins, Ray Mullins, Juanita Howard, Vaughn Bailey, Ellerie Collins, Rondal Mullins, Danny Mullins, Harlen Mullins, James Mullins, Larry Mullins and Vickie Link; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; stepson, John Fisher; granddaughter, Amy Lynn Douglas; and sister, Imogene Prater.
Over the years, Garland worked as a machine operator for Indiana Molding, Arno Tapes, and retired from Dwyer. He enjoyed family get-togethers, playing corn hole, visiting his stomping grounds in Kentucky and attending grandchildren's sporting events.
Garland was a self-taught musician, playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, violin, bass and piano. He sang and played bluegrass and gospel music in the "Bluegrass Messengers" with his wife, Margie.
Garland was a passionate vegetable gardener, sharing his bounty with family and friends. Garland loved the Lord and was a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Michigan City.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Brian Parker and Brother Brandon Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Patton Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 2725 Wabash St., Michigan City, IN, 46360.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.