Roy C. MullinsApril 11, 1950 ~ February 16, 2017 (age 66)
Msgt (Ret.) Roy C. Mullins, 66, of South Bend, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017, surrounded by family at Memorial Hospital.
Roy was born April 11, 1950 in Tazewell, Virginia, the son of the late Dock Crate and Estelle Rebecca (Altizer) Mullins. He grew up in St. Augustine, Florida and was a 1969 graduate of St. Augustine High School. Eager to serve his country, Roy joined the United States Marine Corps in 1972 and served until 1994, including Desert Shield/Storm 1990-91. In 1994 Roy moved to South Bend and taught military science as part of the ROTC program at Riley High School for 17 years. Roy’s passion was his ROTC students. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as his students and family will attest. He spent his retired years enjoying his grandchildren and was an avid Florida State fan.
Roy is survived by his wife, Cindy; five children, Jordan (Abigail) Mullins, Curt Mullins, Ranie (Casey) Collins, Justin Fischer and Jason (Brenda) Fischer; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Chloe, Isaac, Stella, Triplets: Rowan, Piper and River, and Wesley; a brother, Ronnie (Ailene) Mullins; and three sisters, Helen Williams, Dobbie (Jackie) Cook and Karen (Carey) McIllwain. He was preceded in death by a brother, D.C. Mullins.
Services honoring the life of Roy C. Mullins will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 3 pm in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka. Military honors by VFW 360 / American Legion 161 Burial Squad will follow.
Friends may spend time with Roy’s family on Saturday from 1 – 3 pm in the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Miller’s Vets, 747 S. Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601.
747 S. Michigan Street, South Bend IN 46601