Raymond Orville MullenNovember 11, 1924 ~ November 11, 2017 (age 93)
Raymond Mullen passed away at his home in South Webster on November 11, 2017, at the age of 93. He was born November 11, 1924 in Blackfork, Ohio to Frank and Dorothy Mary (Conaway) Mullen. He graduated from South Webster High School in 1942 and, thereafter, honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Upon returning home, he furthered his education at Rio Grande College, Cedarville College, University of Tennessee, Marshall University and Miami University. Ray was a teacher and coach at Rarden High School before coming to South Webster in 1951. He later became a Principal of South Webster High School and, ultimately, Superintendent of Schools before retiring in 1981.
Ray was very involved in the community including serving as a Village Council Member, working with the Lion’s Club, and memberships in American Legion Post 23, VFW in Minford, DAV, Masonic Lodge in Wheelersburg. He also attended Christ United Methodist Church. Ray coached many sports in South Webster, including baseball and basketball. In addition to being an avid Jeeps fan, he also enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He appreciated camping, enjoyed traveling, and loved to watch his grandchildren play sports. Most of all, Ray loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his son, Danny (Edith) Mullen of Wheelersburg; daughters, Jeanna (Junior) Castle of South Webster, Libby (Paul) Brisker of Circleville; grandchildren, Kelly (Farrah) Mullen of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Raemi (Mike) Felser of Stuart, FL, Chris (Jackie) Castle of Portsmouth, Danny Castle of Columbus, Matt (Ronna) Brisker of Ashville, Ben (Lori) Brisker of Circleville, Seth (Kelsey) Brisker of Circleville; step-grandchildren, Summer (Tyson) King of Orlando, FL, Amber (Larry) Mershon of West Portsmouth, Michelle (Charles) Smith of Ironton, Rick Castle of Springfield, TN, Brandi Castle of Sciotoville; great-grandchildren, Zach, Nathan, Zarah, Samantha, Allie, Ellie, Brody, Braydon, Adalyn and Luke; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnigene; brother, Clarence “Babe” Mullen; sister, Mary Louise Lewis; great-grandson, Andrew Castle.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in South Webster. Interment will immediately follow at South Webster Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m., and one hour before the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the South Webster High School Alumni Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com.