March 12, 1939 - July 4, 2019
Byron Ray "Buddy" Mullens, 80, of Mullens, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley surrounded by his family. Born March 12, 1939, at Pineville, he was the son of the late Stacy and Malone (Cox) Mullens. Buddy was a U.S. Army Veteran, member and Deacon of the Highland Avenue Baptist Church, member of the Masonic Lodge #151 A.F. & A.M., United Transportation Union, and the American Legion. Buddy was also a former employee on the Norfolk and Southern Railroad serving as an Engineer for 37 years. In his leisure he enjoyed camping along with his wife, Barbara at Myrtle Beach and Florida and playing golf. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Brittany Phillips. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Mullens of Mullens; two daughters, Jennifer Lashley and her husband, Mark of Jensen Beach, FL and Staci Phillips and her husband, Kevin of Herndon; four grandchildren, Casey and Jessica Phillips, Zachary and Britney Phillips and Jace and Kailynn Lashley; six great grandchildren; and two brothers, David Mullens and his wife, Pat of Concord, NC and Leslie Mullens and his wife, Nila of Charmco. Services will be 12 Noon, Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Mullens with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Members of the Mullens Masonic Lodge #151 A.F. & A.M. will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to the Highland Avenue Baptist Church, 319 Highland Avenue, Mullens, WV 25882 or Bowers Hospice House 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25882. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com. The family of Buddy Mullens is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Byron Ray "Buddy" Mullens, 80, of Mullens, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley surrounded by his family. Born March 12, 1939, at Pineville, he was the son of the late Stacy and Malone (Cox) Mullens. Buddy... View Obituary & Service Information
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