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William Henry Mullis IIPassing: April 14, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 18th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, April 17th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, April 17th

MITCHELL – William Henry Mullis II, 67, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 28, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of William Henry and Ruth Ann (Scott) Mullis.  He married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Jane Barlow, on July 29, 1978 and she survives.

Bill was raised in Mitchell, Indiana and had a wonderful childhood in the 1960’s, playing baseball, football, riding his bike, and tormenting his sisters, Sheila, Sharon, and Susan.  Bill excelled in academics, graduating as Valedictorian of the of the Mitchell High School class of 1975.  He went on to Indiana University, graduating with honors in 1979 with degrees in Computer Science and Forensic Studies. 

After college, Bill entered the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.  In 1982 Bill was awarded an Army Funded Legal Education Program scholarship to attend the law school of his choice, which was Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Upon Law School graduation in 1985, Bill was then a Judge Advocate General Attorney Officer for the U.S. Army, serving until 1991 before leaving for the Law Offices of Fine and Hatfield in Evansville.  Here Bill and Cindy raised their children.  Bill coached baseball teams, attended his daughter’s piano and dance recitals, and thoroughly enjoyed being a dad. 

As a Christian since 19 years of age, Bill loved serving God and became a church deacon and leader, serving at churches in Evansville and in later years, Mitchell.  In late 2000, Bill acted upon a dream of his, to open his own private law practice in his home town of Mitchell.  Upon moving to Mitchell, Bill also served on the Lawrence County Community Foundation Board, the Mitchell Community Library Board, acted as Mitchell city attorney, and served his church as a Deacon. 

Bill loved sports; IU games, and Baylor football being his favorite.  He and Cindy loved travel and did so extensively in the U.S., Caribbean, and several trips to the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, and Scandinavia.  Bill’s very favorite pastime were his darling grandchildren.  Attending their many activities, playing sports, checkers and board games, or just watching them play gave him great joy.

Even though his health problems slowed him down, he never lost his joy.

Surviving are his: wife, Cynthia Jane Mullis of Mitchell; children, Christopher Barlow (Rachel) Mullis of Plainfield and Cassandra Rose (Jarrod) McIntire of New Salisbury; grandchildren, Gavin, Cooper, Olive, Emmeline, and Stellan; mother, Ruth Ann Mullis of Mitchell; and siblings, Sheila Moore of Mitchell, Sharon Gerkin of Mitchell, and Bradley (Christa) Mullis of Mitchell.

His father and sister, Susan Hardman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Allen officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions:  Spice Valley Baptist Church

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28 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Patrice Buher | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 6, 2024
    Sharon and Sisters...... Thoughts and prayers for your loss of your Brother......
  2. Guest: Patrice Buher | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 6, 2024
    Cindy and family So, so sorry to see that Bill has journeyed on. Thoughts and prayers as you continue through....
  3. Guest: Mike Mitchell | 2305 Swinging Way, Evansville, IN 47711
    Date: April 21, 2024
    I was so sorry to hear that Bill has suddenly passed. He was always so joyful and outgoing. All my memories of Bill are good.
  4. Guest: Tim Born | Evansville, IN
    Date: April 21, 2024
    Cindy, Shocked a saddened to learn Bill has passed. He was a good lawyer and wonderful husband, father and grandfather. May God rest his soul and comfort you and yours🙏
  5. Guest: Donna Hart | Indianapolis
    Date: April 18, 2024
    So been thinking of you Cindy and your family. Bill was a good man and he will be missed by many. I remember our school days and how much of a friend he was. Affectionately he was my locker neighbor buddy all through high school. He had my combination number because I can’t count how many times I would forget it! He would have it set for me. A great scholar and he remembered his roots and came back with his lovely wife to serve Mitchell. He will be missed. God has received one of the good ones. Bless you Cindy.
  6. Guest: Michael L Parish | Bedford
    Date: April 17, 2024
    Sad to hear this. I remember him most when we were younger and he was a great guy. He will be dearly missed, prayers.
  7. Guest: Randy Pridemore | Ssnta Fe, TN
    Date: April 17, 2024
    I am so saddened to hear about Bill (Billy as I knew him). Cindy and family, I am sorry for your loss.
  8. Guest: Scott Fields | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 17, 2024
    Cindy and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Remember lots of good times on the Little League Baseball field and high school football field. He was an upstanding guy back then and doesn’t sound like much changed through the years. You are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of deep loss. Peace ~pete
  9. Guest: Randy Haste | Boca Raton, Florida
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Cynthia sorry to hear about the loss of William. My prayer is the God give you His comfort in these difficult days. I hope your family and friends provide the support you need in this season of loss. May your memories give a blessing in the coming days.
  10. Guest: Cherie kinder robertson | Mitchell In
    Date: April 16, 2024
    I am so sorry,.Bill was one of the good guys. Prayers for you and your family.
  11. Guest: Lonnie Graves | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Never forgot his hometown. Could have made it in the big city but was loyal to his hometown roots. Such a rare quality today. He will be sadly missed and praying for his family.
  12. Guest: Deb Cory | Indianapolis IN
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Cindy and family, Pat and I were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Please know that we will be praying for you in the days to come. God bless you.
  13. Guest: Tony and Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Thank you for Your Service in the Army . You sure will be missed by a lot of people ,you helped in a lot of different ways.We are going to miss seeing that Blue Chrysler in front of the office. With Thoughts and Prayers to the Family . Fly High Buddy..
  14. Guest: Scott Warren | Fayetteville, GA
    Date: April 16, 2024
    There are countless memories to share my friend. Memories of our road trips for MHS golf and exploits from our years as roommates at IU would fill multiple pages. Of late, cherished the opportunities to stop by your law office and chat when I was in town and the texts about IU basketball and travel. Cindy, know that I looked on with awe at the relationship you and Bill built and used it as a model for myself. Pam and I send are sincere condolences to you, your family and to Ruth. I wish we could join you in celebrating the life of a very special man.
  15. Guest: Roy and Marcia Sage | Orleans, Ind
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Cindy, I’m so sorry to learn of Bills passing. We will be sending prayers to you and your families. Bill rest in the arms of his Savior . Are love to you and children and his Mother Ruth.
  16. Guest: Delbert Wray | SALEM
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Cindy and family, we are so saddened by your loss with Bill's passing. So many memories growing up at Woodville Baptist Church and later playing church league softball. Our prayers are with you all.
  17. Guest: Wilma Hayes | Clearwater, Florida
    Date: April 16, 2024
    I am so sad about your lose. Bill was the greatest! Cindy and family are in my prayers.
  18. Guest: Chris and Cheri Mannix | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 16, 2024
    Cindy and Family, We are sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, may God give you comfort in the coming days.
  19. Guest: Sharon Dorsey | Evansville IN
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Bill and Cindy were in my SS class at North Park Baptist church in the early 90s. They were a solid, Ħ couple who loved the Lord and it showed in all they did. Bill was a kind, warm-hearted man; he gave me strength with his Biblical wisdom and advice thru some difficult family times. He was funny too, and was always ready to join in class activities in and outside of church. I know Cindy, Cassie, Christopher and their families will miss him terribly. Rest in peace Bill you deserve it.
  20. Guest: Rick Bowman | San Antonio, TX
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Bill since childhood and I’m shocked by the news of his passing. I have many great memories of Bill. Judy and I will remember you and the entire family in our prayers. Love, Rick
  21. Guest: Anita Holt Browne | Savannah , GA
    Date: April 15, 2024
    I remember him in school . He was an upper class man. He was a very nice guy . Sorry for your lost. Will be all together again some day
  22. Guest: Roy Myers | Mesquite, Nevada
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Cindy and family, So sorry for your loss. Bill was a good friend and example! God bless you!!!!
  23. Guest: Jill Morse | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Bill was a wonderful person. He was a great guy, friend and classmate. We are all so saddened by his sudden passing. Many prayers to Bill’s precious life-long love, Cindy, his children, mother, siblings and grandchildren. He will be so missed. He led our class well.-Our president and valedictorian. God Bless the family. ❤ Jill Morse
  24. Guest: Sherry McNeely | Mitchell, indiana
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Lots of prayers and ((((hugs))))) for Cindy and Ruth and the whole family. Bill was a kind, gentle ,caring, strong Christian man. He loved the Lord , and wanted everyone to know him. I'm so glad I got to know this side of him. And Cindy. Two very sweet people dear to my heart. He will greatly missed but he having an awesome time in heaven and we'll treasure our memories and pictures and his love will ways be in your hearts....will see him soon...Love to you all , keeping you in my thoughts
  25. Guest: Sandalee Jeffries | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Cindy, I am so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing, and so terribly sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you, your children, and grandchildren.
  26. Guest: Nancy Miller | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 15, 2024
    I am so sorry. I have known Cindy and Bill since they were in high school. I will be praying for the family.
  27. Guest: Cathy and Ron Blackwell | Williams
    Date: April 15, 2024
    We are so saddened and surprised to hear about Bill's passing. We will be thinking about and sending continuous prayers to you and the family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
  28. Guest: Patsy Haas | Louisville, Kentucky
    Date: April 15, 2024
    Dear Cindy and family, I am so very sorry. Comfort comes from knowing Bill rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior. My love to you all.