Elmer Lee Mullikin

Elmer Lee Mullikin, 88, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Elmer was born Oct. 6, 1924 in Excelsior Springs, to James T. and Mary Jane (Hancock) Mullikin. He married Vivian Ashby of Camden, in 1942; she preceded him in death in 1994; he then married Helen Jeffries of Orrick, in 1995; she preceded him in death in 2009.

Elmer worked at General Motors in Kansas City, Mo. for over 30 years and retired in 1978. He had lived most of his life in the Richmond, area. He was a member of the Church of God in Richmond, Richmond Masonic Lodge #57 and was a life time member of the Richmond V.F.W.  Elmer was a United States Army Veteran, where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII and received three bronze stars for his service.  Elmer loved Country Music and playing the Mandolin and Fiddle.

Survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jim and Linda Mullikin of Richmond, Larry Mullikin of Richmond, and Gary Mullikin of Henrietta; three grandchildren, Cindy Estes, Mindy Williams and Bobby Green; seven great-grandchildren, Corissa Hamilton, Brittnie Rennison, Brogan Estes, Curtis Williams, Clayton Williams, Codi Green and Gabrielle Green; two great-great-granddaughters, Emerson Rennison and Ellison Rennison; one step-daughter, Doris Williams of Richmond; and one step-son, James Jeffries of Richmond.

In addition to his parents and wives, Elmer was preceded in death by one son, Edward Lee who died in infancy; five brothers, Pat, Clyde, Johnny, Clifford and Cecil Mullikin; and three sisters, Mary Holloway, June James and La Fern Eastley.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a  Masonic service at 9:45 a.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Ray County Veterans.

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