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Billy Joe Mullen

Obituary for Billy Joe Mullen On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:10 am Billy Joe Mullen, born April 14, 1945 in Newport News, VA, passed away at E.T. York Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL. He was surrounded by his family in laughter as he sailed for the adventure of a life time. Bill, “Moon” as he was known to his close friends, was a Warwick High School graduate of the class of 1963. In 1963 he joined the U. S. Marine Corps and had an active, decorated, military career moving from the U. S. Marine Corps, to the U. S. Navy, and finally retiring from the U. S. Coast Guard in 1986. He then went on to work for the U. S. Postal Service and retired in 1999. In March of 1983 he was “Raised” as a Free Mason in Summerville, SC and reached the level of 32nd degree Free Mason in 2005 in Ocala, FL. On November 17, 1967 he met the love of his life, Lillian A. Slattery. After only dating for 3 months they married on February 2, 1968. He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Williston, FL. Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lillian A. Mullen of Williston, FL., his daughters Kym Hodges; son in law Chris Hodges, of Gainesville, FL., Jaimee A. Mullen of Myrtle Beach, S. C., his son, Dain D. Mullen of Williston, FL., his grandchildren Kaley A. Dalton, Connor T. Dalton, and Joshua Hodges of Gainesville, FL., his sister Nancy P. Bearor; brother in law Paul E. Bearor, of Newport News, VA., and nieces and nephews Jessica Bearor Decker; daughter Molly Paige Decker, Keith Campbell, Stacy Maddox; children Jade, Jacob, and Jace Maddox, Harlee Campbell, Matthew Lynn, Mal Lynn, Chelsee Lynn, and Michele Gonzalez. Bill’s celebration of life will take place The Church of Latter-day Saints 10600 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 Monday, February 8, 2016 Viewing at 10:00 am Service at 11:00 am We will then proceed to the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where at 2:00 pm he will receive Full Military and Free Mason Honors. There will be a wonderful Celebrate Reception to conclude the day’s event at: The home of Lillian Mullen 204 SE 8th Ave., Williston, FL 32696 5:00 – 7:30 pm Condolences may be sent to the following address: https://milamfh.com/condolences/ Charitable gifts be made to Haven Hospice “in lieu of flowers” or “in addition to flowers,” for E.T.York Haven Hospice at the following link: http://www.havenhospice.org/honor-and-memorial-gifts.aspx Billy Mullen Memorial hotel guests: (please use this when calling) Best Western Gateway Grand 4200 NW 97th Blvd |Gainesville, FL 32606 Individuals must call the hotel directly at 352-331-3336 or 1-877-464-2378 to make their own reservations. Please have your guest mention group block name Billy Mullen Memorial to get that rate. A credit or debit card is required at time of booking to guarantee reservation. Rates will be held until 02/01/2016 at which time any unreserved rooms will be released for general sale. Please call before this cut-off date above. Guest rooms reserved after this date are subject to availability and available rates only Standard Double Room – Our Standard double room includes 2 double size beds with a microwave and mini-fridge – $109.00 King Standard Room – Our King rooms include 1 king size bed, a wet bar with a microwave and mini-fridge, and a pull-out sofa. – $109.00

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!