December 8, 1929 - July 7, 2021
Jack Edward Mullinax, affectionately known as “Jack”, “Dad”, “Grandpa”, “Poppa Bear” age 91 of Matthews, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Matthews, NC. He was born December 8, 1929 in Plezer, SC to parents Clarence Edward Mullinax and Eunice Moody; both preceded him in death. Jack was a First Sergeant with 23 years of service in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, and was deployed in Germany. He received the Bronze Star with Valor, was an Army Air Medal recipient, and received numerous other commendations. Jack lived in Germany, Japan, and all over the world. After his military career he had many jobs including managing McDonald’s, CEM and a lawn care business that he started. Jack married his wife Elizabeth “Libby” Mullinax in 1957 where they spent 44 loving years together before her death in 2001. Jack loved golf, family, gospel music, and being out in nature. Enjoying spending time with his family at the coast or in the mountains and was always very fond of Yellow Stone National Park. You could always find Jack sitting on the front porch. Jack was honorable and well loved by all. He was a dedicated patriot; above all he was a loving man and dad who cared for his family deeply. He is survived by his children, Jackie Mullinax, William Mullinax (Linda), and Kathleen Sholes. Grandchildren; Jon (Maelynn), Duke (Liz), Michelle, Maggie, Jolie (Curtis), and Kirsten (Ken), great-grandchildren; Libby, Quintin, Desmond, Mya, Brooklyn, Brynleigh, Delilah, Everett, Teegan, Nik, and Trent. Sisters Mary Lou Baker and Willie Selfridge and pets Flash the Evil and Rocky. In addition to his wife Libby, Jack is preceded in death by his daughter Linda Norman. A visitation will be held Thursday July 15, 2021 at Stallings United Methodist Church from 9:00AM-9:30AM with a memorial service beginning at 9:30AM. A burial will be held at 1:00PM at Salisbury National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Stallings United Methodist Church to the Lib Mullinax Library Fund.
Jack Edward Mullinax, affectionately known as “Jack”, “Dad”, “Grandpa”, “Poppa Bear” age 91 of Matthews, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Matthews, NC. He was born December 8, 1929 in... View Obituary & Service Information
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