Jack A. Mullican

Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. — John Arthur “Jack” Mullican, 73, died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Savannah, Georgia.

Jack A. Mullican

He was born on May 12, 1944, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Jack suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lee Mullican Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth O’Reilly Mullican; one sister, Margaret Lee Clark; one brother, Charles Porter Mullican Sr. and his wife, Dorothy Mae Goodwin Mullican.

Jack attended Chuckatuck High School for three years, then transferred to Frederick Military Academy in Portsmouth, Virginia, graduating in 1963.

After three years at East Carolina College in Greenville, North Carolina, he enlisted in the Army. He graduated from Army Aviation School in August 1967, and was immediately deployed to the Republic of Vietnam to fly helicopters. He was assigned to the 118th Assault Helicopter Company based at Bien Hoe Air Base. Jack was a combat veteran, and in 1968 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism while participating in flight.

In 1971 he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1972, he joined Union Camp Corporation as a pilot in its aviation department in Franklin, Virginia.

Jack married Debra Ann Drake of Franklin, and they relocated to Savannah in 1976.

He retired from Union Camp Corporation in 1997, then started his own business, Corporate Jet Pilot Service, and retired in 2010.

Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church of the Islands. He was a member and Past Master of Landrum Masonic Lodge No. 48. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Directors Staff Unit of Alee Temple, Savannah Yacht Club and Forest City Gun Club.

He enjoyed outdoor activities: fishing, scuba diving, skeet shooting, snow skiing and deer hunting.

Jack loved going to Key West, Florida, with his family and friends.

Jack is survived by his wife of 41 years, Debra Drake Mullican; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Mullican Duncan and husband, Randall Corey Duncan; two grandchildren, Ella Drake Duncan and Palmer Elizabeth Duncan; one brother, Oscar Lee Mullican Jr. and wife, Iris Barnes Mullican; six nieces; and one nephew.

The funeral will be on Friday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m., in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk.

Visitation will be at the funeral home the hour before the service.

Burial with military honors will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Remembrances: Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.