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Emerson Howard "Moon" Mullins Print E-mail

Moon MullinsEmerson Howard "Moon" Mullins of Elyria, passed away Feb. 4, 2018 at Keystone Pointe Nursing Home in Lagrange after long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Rockhouse Ky. 9/23/35

At 16 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and served during the Korean War.

After discharge, he moved to the Cleveland area and worked at the Chevrolet plant in Parma. While working for Chevrolet he attended night school and studied advanced electronics. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration and started as an electronics technician at the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center. Howard then transferred to the long range radar site at Black Mountain KY and lived in Big Stone Gap VA. After a couple years, he transferred back to the Cleveland area and worked at the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Oberlin, Oh. He advanced to a supervisor position over a crew of computer, communications and maintenance personnel. Later he moved to the National Air Space System Specialist position where he monitored all the area Air Traffic Control equipment and directed the workforce in maintenance and repair. He retired Oct 30, 1990 after over 30 years of service to the United States.

Emerson enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, golfer, and fisherman. He was the first to volunteer for anything that was involved with his children's activities. He was a firearms safety instructor, a Boy Scout leader, a baseball umpire and served as president of Elyria Little League North. He was a longtime member of Elyria Elks Club and the American Legion Post 12 in Elyria.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ilma Mullins (Looney); Children Gregory (Patricia) Mullins of Sterling Va., Dwayne Mullins of Brunswick Oh., Tracey (Michelle) Mullins of Elyria Oh., and Doyle (Sonia) Mullins of Deland Fl. Grandchildren Jennifer Mullins, McIver Mullins, Caitlin Mullins, Nathanial Mullins, Rebecca Mullins, Jeffrey Mullins and Great Grandchild Peyton Clemm.

He is preceded in death by his parent Edgar and Emma Mullins. Several brothers and a sister. A son Jeffrey Bruce Mullins, grandchild David Emerson Mullins and great grandchildren Parker Bradley and Robert Bradley Jr.

Friends will be received at First Baptist Church of Lagrange, 200 Church St. Lagrange, Ohio on Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. Following a church service, with Pastor Noah Hack officiating, burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, OH with full military honors provided by the VFW, Post 1079.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Association or any Veterans Organization in his memory is requested.

The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio is handling the arrangements.

» 8 Condolences and Greetings
Darrel Mullins
sent Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:28
It was so sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Howard. I have so many precious memories of Uncle Howard and my prayers are with Avalene and all the children and grandchildren. Uncle Howard was a strong but gentle man who could make you laugh and enjoy life. Our family has lost a giant who was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Darrel and Henrietta Mullins
Gwen Mullins Kogan & Fam
sent Saturday, 10 February 2018 08:47
Alex & I as well as our entire family send our deepest sympathy to each of you. It is times like this that we will focus on the beautiful memories of Uncle Howard.
Pat
sent Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:02
Kind, loving, generous to a fault. What a blessing to have known Howard and been a part of his life. He made my life much richer. Love to you all.
Kathy Altonen Semok
sent Wednesday, 07 February 2018 08:14
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mullins family, and wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I know in my heart that there is a better place than Earth and Mr Mullins is there now.
Deborah Boggs Morris
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:08
Dearest Avalene, My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the Family as you lay your beloved husband to rest. I will always remember Howard fondly and cherish the wonderful memories of the times I spent with ya\\\'ll during my younger years. Together you and Howard raised a wonderful, loving family and I know your Sons will be a great source of comfort and support. Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians that to be absent from the body is to be present with our Lord. I know it\\\'s difficult to see beyond your sorrow but I believe death is nothing more than our soul walking from time into eternity. With deepest sympathy! All my love, Deb
Dennis Kilker
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:59
My condolences to the Mullins family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Toni Reising and Family
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:20
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather, may he rest in heaven in peace. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
aclay
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 05:52
Rev 21.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,g and death will be no more,h neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.i The former things have passed away.
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