Gail B. Mullins was born November 22, 1925, at Amburgey, Kentucky, in Knott County. He was the only
child of the late Thomas J. Mullins and Nealie Ashley Mullins. He died at his residence at Isom, Kentucky, on
April 8, 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Oline Madden Mullins, two sons, Nyle Mullins and his wife, Franka of
Frankfort, Kentucky, and David Mullins and his wife, Denise of Isom, Kentucky and one grandson, Richard Mullins
and his wife, Angela of Isom, Kentucky.
Gail served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as an engineer for the Kentucky Department of
Highways for 30 years, serving as Chief District Engineer in both the Pikeville and Covington District offices. He
had also served as an Assistant Director in Frankfort before his retirement in 1981. He worked part-time for the
Federal Emergency Management Agency after his retirement from the State Department of Highways. He also
spent a lot of time fishing in Tennessee on Cherokee Lake, a place he dearly loved.
He suffered a stroke in October of 1995 that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak. He had also
fought cancer since 1995 of which finally caused his death. The spirit with which he met each struggle was truly
an inspiration to all that knew and loved him.
Brother Ellis Adams and Gail’s brother-in-law, Gillis Reedy, came to visit Gail regularly to pray with him and
talk about the Lord. He was never able to join the church and be baptized but he had professed a hope in God
before his death. He is greatly missed by his family and all his friends who dearly loved him.