Harold Walter Mullins, at age 95, passed from this life on March 11, 2016 in Edmond, OK surrounded by family. He joins his beloved wife, J. Bernice (Isaacs) Mullins, in heaven who preceded him in death in 2007.
Harold was born to Walter and Bessie (Horsley) Mullins on Oct 28, 1920 at their home near Byars, Ok. After moving with his family at the age of 4 to the Osage Doga and Charley Creek area, he graduated from Burbank High School and then completed two years of college at Oklahoma A&M. After marrying Bernice on November 27, 1941 and a brief stint of employment at Continental Oil Company in Ponca City, they moved to what turned out to be their lifelong farm and ranch enterprise in the Noble and Pawnee County area in the Red Rock community.
Harold and Bernice soon became stalwarts in their community, cultivating their family and food for the nation during and after the WW II era. God, work and family were the anchors of their life. Starting their farming with horses and no running water or electricity in their house, through hard toil and labor, they experienced years of God’s abundance, as well as years of total loss of crops. They remained steadfast in their faith and love for the land and livestock.
Harold was blessed with exceptional God-given talent and leadership abilities demonstrated by his public speaking skills and influence upon his immediate and extended family, his many lines of poetry, his commitment and contribution to the Lord’s work through the Church of the Nazarene. He also instigated and worked tirelessly in the development of the Red Rock Creek Watershed flood control program as evidenced by 48 completed reservoirs etched upon earth’s surface up and down the Red Rock Creek watershed.
Celebrating his life with a commitment to following their dad’s legacy are Harold and Bernice’s children: daughter, Jenarold & Larry Jones, of Edmond, OK; son, Stan & Vicky Mullins, of Perry, OK; son, Mike & Becky Mullins, of Billings, OK; and daughter, Bonnie & Randy Schuneman of Edmond, OK. Baba was loved and will be remembered as the family pillar by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family.
A time of celebrating and having fun together with Harold was enjoyed by many family and friends recently on his 95th birthday. Interment will be at the Longwood Cemetery east of Ponca City, OK.
Those wishing to express condolences by making a lasting memorial may purchase Bibles in his honor to be placed in all walkways of life around the world with a contribution to The Gideons International, PO Box 1535, Stillwater, OK 74076.