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Stephen Lee Mullins

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 1:44 pm

Stephen Lee Mullins, age 65, of Tullahoma, Tenn., passed from this life on September 12, 2023, surrounded by loved-ones under the care of Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn.

Stephen was born on October 1, 1957, in Shelbyville, Tenn., to the late Homer Lee Mullins and June Stephens Mullins.

Stephen was a graduate of SCHS class of 1975. He retired as District Manager of Cooks Pest Control after 41 ½ years of employment. He was a loving and caring family man and friend and could be described as strong willed. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, hunting, camping, farm work, driving his dozer were among his favorite activities. Additionally, Stephen was a member of Grundy Street Church of Christ.

He is survived by: loving wife of 15 years, Valerie Smith Mullins; children, Angela Green and husband Jessie, David Mullins and wife Laura, Brent Gulledge; grandchildren, Caleb, Destiny, Makayla, Bailey and Logan; great-grandchildren, Remington and Rex, with two more on the way; brother, Danny Mullins and wife Ginger of Lexington, S.C., and Gary Mullins and wife Connie of Kelso, Tenn.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023, in the Chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bill Cantrell and Philip Davis officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2023, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health @

The family would like to thank the staff at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, Alive Hospice of Nashville and all the individuals involved for all their love, care, prayers and support through Stephen’s courageous battle with lymphoma.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.