Donald Pullings was born on November 20, 1946 in Morriston, FL, to the late James Pullings and Aldonia Pullings. He was preceded in death by sisters: May Pullings and Virge Pullings, brothers Bill Pullings, Elijah Pullings, Curtis Pullings, and Leon Pullings. He departed this life on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Ascension Seton Williamson in Round Rock, Texas after a brief illness.
Don was baptized at an early age at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was educated in the Marion County Florida Schools and served in the United States Army. A Vietnam Veteran, attached to the Army Corps of Engineers, Donald began his military career at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and later served as a Drill Sergeant. He also served in Fort Benning, GA; Fort Jackson, SC, as well as Hawaii and Germany. He ended his military career in Fort Hood, TX where he retired in 1987. Upon retirement Don worked several jobs, he worked at the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Club, as lead custodian in Killeen, TX public schools, landscaper, chef, and more recently as a driver until his health no longer permitted him to continue. These roles were certainly fitting for Don who believed in order, hard work, and kindness; Don never met a stranger.
Don loved serving at The First Baptist Church in Taylor, TX where he was deacon and enjoyed sharing his culinary skills and helping his fellow members in any capacity he could. Don also LOVED his family. His daughters were extra special to him and he had a unique relationship with each of his grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 22 years, Mary Pullings, two daughters Shanel Pullings Robinson and Andrea Pullings Gray (Alex) of Somerset, NJ; four sisters: Essie Clark, Carolyn Johnson, Rev. Francine Gillian and Clarissa Heath; four brothers: Chester Pullings Washington(Mattie), Virgil Pullings Sr., Retired Major Jake Pullings (Ilene), and John Heath (Carolyn); three sisters-in-law: Barbara Pullings, Willie Jean Pullings, and Joyce Williams (Riley); five grandchildren: Keneisha Robinson, Darryl Robinson II, Naashon Robinson, Bryce Gray, Arden Gray;three great-grandchildren: Morgan Williams, Alexander (AJ) Williams, Jr., Harmony Robinson and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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