William Wallace Mullen
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 24, 1923
  • Date of passing: Dec 2, 2015
Let the memory of William be with us forever

William Wallace Mullen, 92, of Oxford, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior December 2, 2015. Born in Bunn, Franklin Co, NC, he was the son of Benjamin McClane Mullen and Pattie Christopher White Mullen of Bunn and later Youngsville, NC.

A 1940 graduate of Youngsville High School, he also held degrees from Wake Forest College and UNC-CH. Prior to becoming Director of the Granville Co Dept. of Social Services (1956-89), he worked for Hollowell's Grocery in Wake Forest, and the Franklin Co and Wake Co DSS. He served in the 357th Searchlight Battalion (US Army) in WWII.

Wallace was an active member of the Baptist Church, first in Bunn and Youngsville, and then in the Oxford Baptist Church. Over his adult life he held numerous leadership positions in these churches including Sunday School teacher, deacon, president of the Baptist Men's Assoc., and director of the Young Adults Dept.

Wallace volunteered with many organizations throughout his life. He served in many capacities in the Lions Club, and was honored for 50 years of service by the Oxford Lions in 2001. Wallace was also active in the NC Association of Directors of Social Services and the NC Social Services Association. He was awarded the Employee of the Year of the NCSSA North Central District in 1983.

Surviving are daughters Sharon Watts (Keith) and Merle Cochrane (Steve), grandchildren William Watts, Melissa Cochrane Bocci (Phil), Brandon Cochrane (Nikki), Laura Cochrane, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by his wife of 56 years, Frances Winston Mullen, and 8 brothers and sisters.

Wallace's life exemplified Christian principles and honesty. The integrity, cheerful disposition and unwavering optimism he displayed during his life will forever be an inspiration to his family and friends!

Funeral services will be held Tuesday Dec 15th 2015 at Oxford Baptist Church at 2PM, followed by burial in Oak Level Christian Church Cemetery (Youngsville, NC). Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service at 12:30 until 2PM. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the OBC WMU and the NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief (PO Box 1107 Cary NC 2 7512)

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by J Vaughn on 30th December 2015

"Dear Mullen Family:
I am sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved William. I hope that during this difficult time your family can reflect on Jehovah God's promise of the resurrection to a paradise earth. (Ps. 37:29) Then, no longer will we experience the grief and sadness that sickness, old age and death bring. By means of his son Jesus Christ who has shown that he has the power and desire to resurrect those who have fallen asleep in death. We have the promise that "all those in their graves will hear my voice and come out) (John 5:28, 29) Mankind was meant to live forever. very soon all of Jehovah God's original purpose for mankind will be realized. (Rev. 21:4) (Isa. 11:6-9). May your family fine peace through prayer."

This tribute was added by Dianne Leloudis on 10th December 2015

"Wallace was a wonderful participant in the Duke cardiac rehab program  where i had the pleasure of meeting him.   After I left that position and began a family,  I later started receiving Mother's Day cards from him.  I think they came without fail every year.  Just a testament to the kind, caring man he was."

This tribute was added by Ben Currin on 9th December 2015

"There was ONE Wallace Mullen---the" rock solid" Christian gentleman, who was the loyal husband to his wife, & loving father to his children!  Many years ago, I remember a few rounds of golf with him---enjoyed his company better than I did the round of golf. RIP !"

This tribute was added by alvis allen on 8th December 2015

""Wallace's life exemplified Christian principles and honesty. The integrity, cheerful disposition and unwavering optimism he displayed during his life will forever be an inspiration to his family and friends!"

Alvis Allen"

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