OBITUARY: Thomas Eugene ‘Tommy’ Mullins


Thomas Eugene “Tommy” Mullins, age 84, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Tommy was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Frank Thomas and Annie Mullins.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Frank “Pete” Davis Mullins, Howard Mullins, and Larry Mullins; and a sister, Darlene Trent.

Tommy Mullins was married to his forever sweetheart, Lucille, since June 6, 1959. Tommy graduated from Donelson High School in 1957. He played on the football team as a tackle and he was on the track team. He worked in the printing industry at E.T. Lowe in Nashville, at the Rock Hill Herald in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and at United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville. He retired in 2000.

Tommy loved to travel, a trait he inherited from his father Frank Mullins, who had been a hobo riding the trains during the Depression. Tommy and Lucille traveled to 42 states and to Canada. They loved going to North Myrtle Beach and instilled that love of the beach in all of their descendants.

He loved music and led congregational singing at Vine Church of Christ for over 50 years. Tommy enjoyed woodworking and designed walking canes that looked like handsaws. Tommy never met a stranger. He would help anyone and would drive many elderly people to church.

Tommy loved being with his family most. He was blessed with 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren who lovingly called him Gramps. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by:
Wife of 64 years – Alma Lucille Mullins
Daughters – Candace (Danny) Hargrove and Tonja (Jimmy) Fleming
Grandchildren – Matthew (Cristy) Fleming, Roman (Jamie) Fleming, and Kaitlyn (Trey) Walker
Great Grandchildren – April Fleming, June (Jeromie) Fleming Dorton, Olivia Fleming, Clara Fleming, Barrett Walker, and Kalyna Fleming
Great Great Grandchildren – Preston Dorton and Raelynn Dorton
Cousin – Janice Goolsby

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Matthew Fleming, Roman Fleming, Trey Walker, Frank Mullins, Rick Mullins, Curtis Lane, Tommy Morgan, and Russell Lane. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Brothers and Sisters of Christ at Vine Church of Christ and members of the Donelson High School Class of 1957.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of Christ Disaster Relief, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House.

Visitation will be 3 – 7 p.m. Saturday and 12 – 1 p.m. Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel.

The family would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Wilson County EMS Station 5 in Gladeville.

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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