Sammy Joe Mullis, Sr., 83, of Monticello, passed away June 15, 2021, at The Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.
He was born August 20, 1937, in Florence, Arkansas to the late Kennon Walter (K.W.) Mullis and Mary Youngblood Mullis.
Sammy founded Sammy Mullis Insurance Agency on the square which recently celebrated over 50 years in business. He was a United States Air Force veteran, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Eureka Lodge.
Sammy enjoyed spending time with friends, fishing, and playing golf.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Mullis of Monticello; one sister, Judy Mullis Clower (Johnny) of McGehee; two sons, Sam Mullis, Jr. (Donna) of Plano, Texas and Jay Mullis of Fayetteville; one daughter, Tammy Mullis Knobloch (Charles) of Monticello; seven grandchildren, Sarah Mullis Sundberg (Chris) of Austin, Texas, Megan Mullis Guirguis (Andrew) of Los Angeles, California, Lauren Mullis, Mollie Mullis, and Clay Mullis all of Fayetteville, K.C. Knobloch (Elyse) and Kelly Knobloch both of Monticello; six great-grandchildren, Virginia Sundberg of Austin, Texas, William Guirguis, Eleanor Guirguis, and new Gregory Joe Guirguis all of Los Angeles, California, Winston Knobloch and Wyatt Knobloch both of Monticello; along with many nephews and cousins who held a special place in his heart.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Kevin Henry officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Family visitation will be held Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Monticello 2nd Chance FurDogs, and the Monticello Historical Society.