Graveside services for Finnie Mullins Jr., 66, of Lexington, Texas, were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the Prospect Cemetery in Lexington with Ricky Spencer and Chris Bruce officiating.
A Celebration of Life and reception followed at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center in Lexington.
Finnie Mullins Jr. was born on Feb. 14, 1954, in Freeport, Texas, to Finnie Mullins Sr. and Odie Lou (Cherry) Mullins.
He was retired from Alcoa in Rockdale where he worked for 36 years, first in the potroom and then as a mechanic. When Alcoa went on strike in 1986, he earned his taxi driver’s license and worked as a taxi driver in Austin during that time. He also owned The Daycare in Lexington for several years.
Finnie was a member of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department and served as the City of Lexington Fire Marshal for 33 years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Lexington.
Finnie always tried to help and take care of others which led him to become a licensed caregiver for the mentally disabled.
He was always staying busy whether it was mowing grass, shredding, or feeding the cows. But he would never let anything interrupt his daily afternoon nap.
Finnie passed away the morning of Thursday, Oct. 8, in an Austin hospital. He was preceded in death by
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Finnie is survived by his girlfriend, Pam Weiser Hammett of Lexington; five children, Andrew and Heather Mullins of Angleton, Charlie Frazier and Adrienne Tichenor of Lexington, Mary and Lance Hegefeld of Pflugerville, J.T. Crook of Maryland, Elizabeth and Craig Boettcher of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, Kensley and Owen Frazier of Lexington, Lincoln and Lennon Hegefeld of Pflugerville, Riley, Annabelle and Logan Crook of Maryland, and Kayla, Lauren and Madalyne Boettcher of Lexington.
Also, two sisters, Peggy and Bruner Leutz of Lexington and Ruby and Lonnie Clinard of Chriesman; nieces and nephew, Shanna Nadeau of Lexington and her children, Cari, Kirsten, Chelsea and Landri, Lindsey and Doug Grimm of Lexington and their children, Chanten and Talon, Glenn and Shannon Clinard of Rockdale and their children, Riley and Jaxon, Christy and Loren Grassl of Chriesman and their children, James, Charles and Cheyenne.
Memorials may be made to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.