Vernis Carl Mullins, 62, of Newport and formerly of Castlewood, departed this life Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2013 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Castlewood, Russell Co., VA on February 4, 1951, he was a son of the late Jason and Bonnie Keith Mullins. He had followed the construction business as a mason for most of his adult life.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons and daughters-in-law Bernard Carl and Christy Mullins of Blacksburg and Phillip W. Mullins of Blacksburg; his long-time friend and companion Wilma Dowdy and her son Glenn Moser; his grandchildren Dustin and Samantha Mullins; his brothers and sisters-in-law Bud Mullins, Guy and Dreama Mullins, Larry and Willie Mullins, Arnold and Lois Mullins; his sisters and brother-in-law Stella Easterly, Molly Shaffer, and Ruby and Eugene Dean.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Orbie Lee, Kent Lee, Gene, Tom and Robert Mullins and his sisters Margaret Mullins (infant) Rosemary Meade, and Lola Meade.
The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke Friday evening from 6 until 8 pm before a funeral service at 8 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 am in the Molls Creek Church at Castlewood with burial following in the Keith Family Cemetery at Castlewood. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.