Lee Ivan Mullins, 85, of Ironton, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley. The West Virginia native was born January 5, 1934 a son to the late Walter and Florence (Bishop) Mullins. Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife of 35 years, Violet (Mooney) Mullins.

Mr. Mullins was a U.S. Army and Marine veteran serving in the Korean War and a graduate of Welch High School in West Virginia. Lee went on to work as truck driver for JB Hunt. He was a member of American Legion Post 243 and VFW Post 4329 in Galion, Ohio. Mr. Mullins was a licensed Amature Radio Operator and enjoyed playing music on his guitar. Lee also remodeled homes, and was as an electrician and welder.

In addition to his wife, Lee is survived by:

three sons: William Mullins Sr. of Coal Grove, Ohio, Mark (Jesse) Mullins of Catlettsburg Kentucky, and Lee (Wastee) Mullins Jr. of Belton, Texas

a daughter: Janet (Chris) Anthony of Edison, Ohio

six brothers: Kenneth Mullins, Walter Mullins Jr., Orville Mullins, Elvis Mullins, David Mullins, and John Mullins

five sisters: Phyllis, Cathy, Sue, Diana, and Geneva

nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by:

six brothers: Cody Mullins, Clarence Mullins, Amos Mullins, Oley Mullins, Carl Mullins, and Marvin Mullins

There will be a Memorial Service at Hemphill Helping Hands Holiness Church from 2-4 p.m.  (10-12-19) on Saturday. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street Ironton, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made online to the Mullins family by visiting