Donald Russell Mullis, Sr.

Donald Russell Mullis, Sr.

September 11, 1937 - October 6, 2018

Donald Russell Mullis, Sr., 81, of Corbin passed away peacefully Saturday, October 6, 2018, at his home, with family and a close friend by his side.

Born September 11, 1937, in Rockholds, KY, he was the son of the late John and Marie Mullis.

 He was a retired postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service.   Also, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea where he served as a medic. Additionally, he was a 32nd degree Mason.   Don had a variety of interests; he especially enjoyed spending time with his family, his dogs, and his Dixie Restaurant coffee buddies.

 In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosetta Mullis; and by three brothers: Clayton Mullis, Jay Mullis, and Ralph Mullis.

 He leaves behind two sons: Donald Russell Mullis, Jr., of Corbin, and  Steven Douglas Mullis and wife Cynthia of LaVergne, TN; two granddaughters: Alexis Mullis and Megan Marie Mullis; sister, Jimmie Wissing of Louisville; and his loyal companion, his dog Bo.  He is also survived by other relatives and numerous friends.  He will be deeply missed.

 A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Broyles Cemetery, Rockholds, KY, with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 88. 

 Memorial donations are suggested to the Whitley County Animal Shelter. 


  • Sharon Flynn
    Posted at 02:04h, 09 October Reply

    Wonderful Man, with a heart of GOLD!

  • Evajane Green
    Posted at 08:58h, 09 October Reply

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead.

  • Darrell & Brenda 'Wyatt' Meadors
    Posted at 13:13h, 09 October Reply

    So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing.

  • Steve & Marlene Huff
    Posted at 00:24h, 10 October Reply

    To the family–We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your father have wings of gold in heaven as was his heart on earth.

    Marlene & Steve Huff

  • Steve & Marlene Huff
    Posted at 00:26h, 10 October Reply

    To the family–So sorry to hear of your loss. May your father have wings of gold in heaven as was his heart on earth.

    Marlene & Steve Huff

  • Frances Herndon
    Posted at 23:41h, 10 October Reply

    My heart breaks for you. Whether expected or not, losing a parent is heartbreaking. Don was a wonderful, kind man and we loved him very much. So sorry we are not able to be there to support Steven and the family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With much love, Rick, Frances and

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