William Wayne Mullican – January 15th, 2024

Information courtesy of Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

William Wayne Mullican, age 73, passed away from his earthly home surrounded by his family on a snowy Monday, January 15, 2024 at his residence. Wayne is the son of the late William Austin and Doris Dimple Hutson Mullican.

Wayne met the love of his life in high school, Janet Henry Mullican; the two celebrated 53 years of marriage in June. He was a member of White County High School Class of 1969. Wayne loved to sing gospel music and was a song leader in several local churches throughout his life. He also participated in the weekly singing on Monday at Life Care before Covid. Wayne was a member of Pistole Baptist Church. Anyone who knew him knew he had a strong faith in God and would share his love for God with you. He worked at Mallory Timers for over 25 years and started Mullican Machine & Tool Company in 1984. Wayne was involved in the North End Volunteer Fire Department in the 1980’s-90’s. He was a current member of the White County 911 Board.

Wayne’s greatest joys came from serving his Lord Jesus Christ and spending time with his wife, Janet, and their three children (spouses), and eight grandchildren. He enjoyed fellowshiping with his friends and church family.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents: William Clyde and Odessa Jones Mullican, Winnie Grider Hutson, and Lemon Hutson. His in-laws L.D. and Bertie Henry.

Wayne is survived by his wife Janet, and their children: Tracy Mullican Prater (Darrin) of Sparta, Terry Mullican (Leslie) of Cookeville, and Tim Mullican (Michelle) of Sparta. His grandchildren: Chase Mullican, Denton Prater, John Prater, Allison “Alli” Mullican, Leah Mullican, Sarah Mullican, Callie Prater, and Molly Mullican. His sisters: Sharon Mullican Buckner (Gary), Regina Mullican Wilhite, and Annette Mullican England (Manuel). Brother-in-laws: Buddy Henry (Joyce), Ricky Henry (Judy). Sister-in-law: Paulette Henry Dycus (Charles) as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Wayne is survived by a huge circle of loving friends and family (too many to mention).


UPDATED: Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Devin Henry and Clint Walker officiating. The family will welcome friends on Sunday from 10:00 AM until time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2024, in Saylors Cemetery.

Pallbearers to serve are Chase Mullican, Denton Prater, John Prater, Verble Wilson, Luke Dycus, and JR Jensen.

Honorary Pallbearers to serve are James Pitman, Dale Clouse, and Denny Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pistole Baptist Church in Sparta, Tennessee or Saylors Cemetery, C/O Terry Mullican or online at saylorscemetery.com.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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