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Funeral services for Thomas Dale Mullins Sr.,81, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma are 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Hulbert. Officiating will be Reverend Glen Rowan. Pallbearers are Jack Gritts, Glen Clark, Scott Manes, Greg Bilby, Larry Rogers, and Frances Nez. Interment will follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Thomas Mullins was born in Sarepta, Louisiana on June 27, 1935, to George Wright Mullins SR and Lorene (Adkins) Mullins. He passed away with his family at his side on January 7, 2017, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 81.

Born and raised in Serapta, Louisiana, Thomas was a 1952 graduate of Serapta High School. Following high school he attended Tyler Commercial College in Tyler, Texas. After college he began working at the Spring Hill Radio Station. In August of 1956, Thomas enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served until his honorable discharge in December of 1959. Following his discharge he worked in construction at a paper mill in Spring Hill, Louisiana. He also worked at an ammunition plant where they manufactured military missiles in Dallas, Texas. During his employment there he met Betty Louise Smith. He and Betty were married on March 9, 1970, and would share 42 years of marriage until Betty's passing in 2012.

He and Betty would move to Oklahoma where they would live and raise their family. Thomas worked at Prestolite in Wagoner until they closed. He then went to work for La Barge until his retirement.

Thomas enjoyed spending time fishing at Hulbert Landing or below the dam. He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mullins; his parents, George and Lorene Mullins; a brother, George Wright Mullins JR; and brother in law, Lonnie Brumley.

He is survived by his children, Deanna Hardbarger and husband Keith of Hulbert, Oklahoma, and Tommy Mullins and wife Angie also of Hulbert, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Tyler, Troy, Joey, Jaylen, and Trevor; a brother, Don Mullins; brothers and sisters in law, Jim Smith and wife Donna of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Florene Brumley of Miami, Oklahoma and Tillie O'Kelley and husband Bill of Florida; several nieces and nephews; and many other close friends.
Published on January 9, 2017
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