William E. “Bill” Tullis, 77, of McGehee passed away on July, 24, 2019.
He was born in McGehee on July 14, 1942 to the late John Henry Tullis and Mittie Ethel Broadway Tullis.
Mr. Tullis served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and rode CI30’s from 1962-1966. He was assigned to Italy and North Africa on the shores of Tripoli.
He worked for the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for 26 years, until his retirement in February 2014. He also worked for Electrolux for several years and for Lance and United Insurance Company.
Mr. Tullis was a member of the Gideon’s and the American Legion. He loved the Lord and served on Sundays at the prison and shared with others about the Lord. He was a member and a deacon at First Assembly of God Church in McGehee, where he taught Sunday school and served wherever he was needed. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, brother and friend and will be missed by many.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jo Tullis.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Anne Borland Tullis; three children, daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Tullis of Benton and Sandy (Harvie) Blevins of Florida, and son, Jed (Melissa) Tullis of Waynesville, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica (Colby) Mack of Jonesboro, Bethany Wargo of Benton, Rachel Wargo of Benton, Mitch Blevins of Florida, Ruby Blevins of Florida, Alex Bagnall, Andrew Tullis and Ashton Tullis; great-grandson, William Oliver; brother, Jim Tullis of Tennessee; nephew, Johnathan (Libby) Tullis and their children, Caroline and Samuel.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 26 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in McGehee with Rev. Shane Whitacre officiating. Burial will be at McGehee Cemetery.