Mr. Roscoe Harris Mullis, 81, of Kingsland passed away in the late evening hours of Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Mr. Mullis was born on May 15, 1936, in Dexter to Fonzo and Louise Mullis.
Mr. Mullis spent his childhood in Fernandina Beach, Fla., and earned his accounting degree at South Georgia in Douglas and Georgia State, a division of UGA in Atlanta. After graduation, he worked in Atlanta and also served in the U.S. Army. In 1964, he relocated his family to Kingsland where he practiced at his CPA firm until retirement in 2009.
Mr. Mullis loved Camden County and enjoyed every opportunity to participate in the community — through civic and church activities, philanthropic endeavors and mentoring others. He strived to live every day to its fullest and to do what he could to make this world, and his community, a better place.
During his time in Kingsland, Mr. Mullis was an active Camden County Booster, supporting high school athletics and numerous sporting programs. He enjoyed serving as the statistician for the CCHS football teams for more than 25 years. He was an avid University of Georgia football fan, spending many weekends following the Dawgs at home and away games. Nothing pleased him more than any excuse to head to Athens to see the Dawgs play in any sport.
Mr. Mullis is survived by Melinda, his beloved wife of 57 years; his daughter, Jennifer (Tommy) Sailors of St. Marys; his sons, Michael (John Ettare) Mullis of Castro Valley, Calif., Richard (Olivia Wilburn) Mullis of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Mark Mullis of St. Marys; his mother, Louise Mullis of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; his sister, Nellie (Jerry) Wold of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Katie (Patrick) Steck of Austin, Texas, Sarah Sailors of Jacksonville, Harris Sailors of St. Marys and Paul Wilburn of Battle Creek, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Ray Mullis of Fernandina Beach.
A visitation was held for Mr. Mullis from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys. A funeral Mass was held at noon Monday, Nov. 13, at the church with Father Mariusz Fuks presiding. Interment was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Bowling Green, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Mullis’ honor to Our Lady Star of the Sea Building Fund or Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with Mr. Mullis’ arrangements.