Jack Bertram Mullikin, 88, of Salt Lick Road, Burtonville, died Friday, July 17, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident.
Born May 4, 1921, in Kenton County, to the late Bert Mullikin and Blanche Prather, he was a construction worker, farmer and landowner. He was a member of Burtonville United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher for more than 20 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps First Marine Raider Battalion and served in the South Pacific, New Georgia, Emirau, Guam and Okinawa. He was the recipient of four Purple Hearts.
His wife, Evelyn Mullikin, died in the same automobile accident.
Survivors include three sons, JB (Lynn) Mullikin of Lexington, Daryl (Linda) Mullikin of Burtonville and Deron Mullikin of Burtonville; one brother, Howard Mullikin of Norwood, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Lori Mullikin, Sara Mullikin, Gavin Mullikin, Alina Mullikin, Kyle Mullikin, Travis Mullkin and Dera Mullikin; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Mullikin and Kaylen Mullikin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Chuck Mullikin; one sister, Doris Moss; and one brother, Maurice Andrew Mullikin.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Tollesboro Christian Church with Bro. Mike Ishmael officiating. Burial will be in Burtonville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Barbour and Son Funeral Home in Tollesboro is in charge of arrangements.