Larry E. Pullins
Larry E. Pullins, age 63, of Wayland, MO, died unexpectedly Friday, March 9, 2012 in the emergency room of Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL of a massive heart attack.
Larry was born November 27, 1948 in Keokuk, IA, a son of William Elmer Tommy and Margaret Shuler Pullins.
On October 16, 1982, he was united in marriage to Teresa Carlson in Keokuk, IA.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa, of Wayland, MO; mother-in-law, Doris Carlson of Keokuk, IA; four sons: Patrick of Columbia, MO, Nicholas of Springfield, MO, Royce of Keokuk, IA and Peter of Wayland, MO; one brother, David Pullins and his wife, Bette, of Alexandria, MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Marie (Mrs. Steve) Brownlee of Warsaw, IL, Tim (Sue) Carlson of Frankfort, IL, Rebecca (Mrs. Victor) Soland of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Mrs. Lora) Carlson of Kahoka, MO, and Rita Shotts of Revere, MO; aunts and uncles: Norma McClain of Bella Vista, AR, Gladys and John Jutte of Bella Vista, AR, and Tommy Sinnott of Nauvoo, IL; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, James Carlson.
Larry graduated with the class of 1966 from Kahoka High School. He then earned a degree from Northeast Missouri State University in 1970. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force and following his military service became a Captain in the Reserves.
For over thirty years, Larry was employed at Keokuk Steel Castings where he was a casting engineer. He attended All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk with his family, and served currently as chairman and board member of the Wayland Fire Dept. Larry was a long-time member and Captain of the Wayland Fire Department, a volunteer with the Wayland First Responders and Clark Co. Rescue Squad.
He spent his entire life serving the residents of Clark County, and in his spare time enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. He enjoyed suduko, puzzles on his computer, and was a huge Nascar and Missouri Tigers fan.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wayland with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Burial with military rites and escort by Missouri Fire Fighters was in the Frazee Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials were suggested to the Wayland Fire Department or Clark Co. Rescue Squad.