Marshal Mullins passed away at his home in Westcliffe, Colorado, on July 22nd, 2015, after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Marshall was born in Wyco, West Virginia to Denver Colorado and Grace (Worley) Mullins on February 1, 1946. Marshall graduated from North Baltimore High School in 1964. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a Life Support Specialist in the 18th Special Operation Squadron from 1964 to 1972. After completing his military service, he lived in Ohio and worked as an over-the-road truck driver for 15 years before settling down in Chicago to work for the United States Post Office for 20 years.
He and his wife Marilyn have lived in Colorado for the past 15 years, where he loved the quiet beauty of the Rocky Mountains. He was a devoted fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He loved animal’s including his beloved adopted sheltie Marlee, dachshund Coco and cats Okie and Jerry and spent the last six years volunteering with Pet Project, a nonprofit pet adoption group in Westcliffe, to help in its spaying and neutering program. He regularly attended annual military reunions of the AC-119 Gunship Association.
One of Marshall’s biggest passions was riding motorcycles. His prized possession was Harley Davidson trike custom painted to honor the men in his unit in Vietnam; both those who died and survived. He traveled with his trike all over the country to motorcycle shows and veterans’ gatherings to remember his fellow soldiers and advocate for prostate cancer awareness. He won top honors at several of the bike shows that he attended. Marshall and his bike where featured in the October 2014 issue of Healthmonitor’s “Guide to Living with Advanced Prostate Cancer,” as well as a fundraising brochure that was put out by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. He was also featured in an online video that recognized Marshall’s service and advocacy, this video can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/72275992.
Marshall is survived by his wife Marilyn of Westcliffe, CO; his sister Audrey Bankey of Cygnet; his much loved children Stephen Mullins and Tanya Mullins both of Richmond, VA; Grandchildren Antonio, Alexis and Brandon Taylor also of Richmond, VA; Great Grandson Aiden Warriner-Taylor of Cumberland, VA; several stepchildren including Dawn Mulder of Florida and Tricia Bisoux of MO. Marshall is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother Carl Mullins and sister Joyce Hickok. Marshall has donated his body to science for prostate cancer research. There will be a memorial service to honor Marshall at the North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 on Saturday August 8th, 2015 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.