The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 6, 2014

Robert Lee Pullen

Robert Lee Pullen, 78, of Athens, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Pullen was born April 11, 1935, in Columbia, Tenn., to Green Wesley Pullen and Sarah Maxie Reed Pullen.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Tyler Whitlock and William Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Pettusville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pullen was a member of the Church of Christ, a lifetime member of the VVA, a retired mechanic and retired United States Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Beatrice Garner Pullen and Betty Sherril Carter Pullen; eight brothers and a sister; and his parents, Green and Sarah Pullen.

He is survived by one foster child, Carrie Smith of Athens; three foster grandchildren; six foster great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Sheila Whitlock and husband, Joey, of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Karen Passion and husband, Tom, of Athens; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Everette Pullen and wife, Nellie, of Columbia, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Jean McGill of Pulaski, Tenn., and Sarah Hargrove of Ardmore; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Pullen, Dackon Pullen, Ross Pullen, David Pullen, Michael Weldon and Robert Pullen. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Loggins, Eldridge Siniard, Jerry Reece, Freddie Burgreen, Dwight Sims and Tim Cline.

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