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Orin Ival Mullins

April 1, 1930 — October 20, 2021

Orin Ival Mullins

Graveside memorial services for Orin Ival Mullins, 91, of Sperry, OK, were held Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Pastor Chad Thompson officiated. Honorary Casket bearers were Dustin Charter, Mark Neeley, Jr., Zac Mullins, Landon Mullins, Logan Mullins, Kimberly Cox, Ashley Grems, Casie Miller, Nichole Weeks, Paige Lane and Morgan Hawkins.

Orin was born April 1, 1930, in Coweta, OK, to Thomas Noble and Hazel Elizabeth (Rowland) Mullins. He passed away October 20, 2021, in Tulsa, OK.

The family moved to Tulsa in 1939 when Orin turned 9 years old. He graduated from Central High School in Tulsa in 1948. After graduation, Orin managed several Griffith Theatres until 1951, such as, The Skyline Drive-In, The Pines, and one of which is still in operation, The Circle Cinema. Orin enlisted into the military service, the Army in May of 1951. He served overseas in the Korean War (the Kumwa area) and was wounded on February 4, 1952. Orin was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Purple Heart Award. He was the Squad Leader over 9 men as an Army Corporal in the 38th Infantry Regiment. Orin married Alta Nan Holcomb on May 28, 1955; they were married for 66 years until Nan’s passing. He was a devoted father of 4 children. Orin began his career in the early 1960’s as a computer programmer, before taking over his father’s trucking business in the late1970’s, the career he would have until his retirement.

He is survived by daughters. Patty Johnson and husband, Mike, and Cindy Neeley and husband, Mark; sons, Mike Mullins and wife, Kim, and Tom Mullins and wife, Christy; sister, Berniece Rumsey; brother, Dennis Mullins; 11 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nan Mullins; father, Tom Mullins; mother, Hazel Mullins; and brother, Darrel Mullins.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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