March 23, 1942-Feb. 21, 2012
David Ray Tullis was born March 23, 1942 to the late Johnny Ray and Gladys Sullivan Tullis and passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012, reaching the age of 69 years.
On February 20, 1965, he united in marriage with his surviving spouse of
47 years, Carolyn Keen Tullis, and to this union two children survive, Anna Renee and her husband, Robin L. Foust, of Peru, Ind., and Rhonda and her husband Richard Boone, of Beaver Creek, Ohio.
Also surviving are his two siblings-Glen and his wife Linda Tullis, of Anna Coco, La., and Michael and his wife Wilma Tullis of Shervier, La. He is also survived by his six grandchildren-Tiffany, Kara and Travis Artrip, Jessica Meri, Matthew and Ronnie Boone; and his five great grandchildren.
He was committed to being a blood donor and went from giving blood to receiving blood and platelets. He spent four years serving his country in the Navy, was a member of the NRA and supported the St. Jude Children¹s Hospital. His hobbies included football and Nascar, and he enjoyed artwork.
He retired after serving 30 years working for the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors.
He attended the Lockett¹s Chapel Methodist Church where he worshiped with his church family. He had recently began the challenge of reading the Bible from the beginning to the end.
He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Gary Clark officiating.
Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hickey & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.