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Kenneth Eugene Mullis
Kenneth Eugene Mullis “Butch”, 79, passed peacefully away on Friday, November 30th, 2018 surrounded by family at Atrium Health in Concord, North Carolina. Born November 21st, 1939 to the late George W. and Callie Mae Herrin Mullis, he was the youngest and the last surviving of their five children.
Ken was born and raised on Duval Street in Concord, graduated from Concord High School in 1958, from Wingate College in 1961, and then went on to finish his degree in Engineering at North Carolina State University in 1989. He began his career as a draftsman at Cannon Mills then transitioned into teaching Drafting and Design, Math, and Engineering at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He found that teaching was his passion and was a beloved teacher for 40 years, touching the lives of many students.
Ken was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams being UNC Chapel Hill, the Atlanta Braves, and the Mount Pleasant Tigers. He enjoyed traveling to Atlanta with various family members to attend Braves games and taking bus tours across the United States with his wife, Shelbia, and their friends. His favorite pastime was attending any sporting or band event that his grandchildren participated in.
His family and friends will remember him as a teacher, a mentor, a cheerleader for his grandchildren in every aspect of the word and stubborn to a fault. He loved his church, Boger Reformed Church, in Concord, serving in any way he was needed, and supporting their many ministries.
Left to continue his legacy are his wife Shelbia Manus Mullis, his three daughters: Dana Garrow (husband, Ron), Kerry Harper, and Laurie Miller (husband, Robert). The apples of his eye were his twelve grandchildren: Jonathan (wife, Corinthia), Phillip (wife, Sarah), Ben, and Claire Garrow, Virginia and Marshall (fiancé, Leighann) Harper, Garrett, Callie, Taylor Hammill (husband, Bradley), Dalton, Hayden, and Tristan Miller. Other members of his family include: brother-in-law R.A. Plummer, sister-in-laws Doris and Margaret Mullis, numerous nieces and nephews and not to be forgotten, his beloved blue & gold macaw, Floyd.
A celebration of Ken’s life is planned for Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at Boger Reformed Church, Concord, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Ladies’ Bible Class. The memorial service, led by Pastor Don McManus, will begin at 2:30 pm, in the sanctuary, followed by a committal service in the church cemetery. The family is being served by Gordon Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant and can be reached at the home of Laurie and Robert Miller. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Boger Reformed Church, 7313 Gold Hill Road, Concord, NC 28025.
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Uncle Butch. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with each of the family. May God give you peace, strength, and comfort in this difficult time.
Chip and Jennie Mullis Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM
Carl and Brenda goodman Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Mullis
Carl and Brenda goodman Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear about the loss of Ken Mullis. I played on the Oak Ridge Baptist Church softball team with his brother Don and I really enjoyed those days playing against Boger because they where always a hard team to beat. Ken was a real nice guy and a good friend for many years. May God bless each of you and give you strength during this time of loss . Langley Joyner
Langley Joyner Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM
Dana & Family I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all your family that God may comfort and give you peace in the days to come,. Please let us know if you need anything, love you
Brenda Delaney Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear about Ken, worked with him for years at RCCC. Prayers for you and your family. Sincerely, Linda Shirley
Linda Shirley Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM
Ken will certainly be missed by everyone that knew him. Ken was well liked by all co-workers and fellow instructors at RCCC. Praying for the Mullins Family during your time of grief.
George and Wanda Foil Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM
The Concord High School Class of 1957 sends our love and sympathy to Ken's family. May God's grace abide in you and give you peace.
Concord High School Class of 1957 Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM
I worked with Ken for many years at the Community College. He was always so kind and compassionate for his students. I admired his calm temperament. He was always so positive and a delightful person with whom to spend time. I will always remember his warm smile and great sense of humor. He was one of my colleagues for whom I always had the greatest respect.
Reg Boland Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM
Laurie, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a sweet man and always had kind words to say. He was a great cheerleader to us as kids playing softball together. I cherish the memories!
Tara Cruse Blalock Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM