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Janice & Robert Mullen
July 18, 2023
Grandy, NC – Janice E. Mullen, (August 4, 1953 – July 17, 2023) and Robert H. (June 6, 1949 – July 18, 2023)
Robert “Bob” and Janice “Jan” were both born in Stark County, Ohio. Jan was a Massillon Tiger and Bob was a Jackson Polar Bear. Through the good times and the bad, their love always endured. They married at First Baptist Church of Massillon in Massillon, Ohio, on October 21, 1978. Four years later, they gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Amanda and Janine. Jan was a licensed practical nurse for several decades working for the local nursing home in Massillon, and Bob worked for Superior Dairy. Bob also volunteered with both Jackson Township and Perry Township Fire Departments and EMS.
The family moved to the Outer Banks in 1996, where Jan vacationed for many years as a little girl. Jan worked at Sentara Nursing Home for many years before retiring, and Bob worked as a maintenance supervisor for different real estate companies on the Outer Banks, while also volunteering with the Lower Currituck Fire Department and EMS before retiring.
Bob served his country honorably as a Navy veteran, and fulfilling his duties allowed him to travel across the world. His most important duties were carried out in Iceland in the 1970s.
Jan was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Mingle, her mother Ruth (Luther) Mingle, and her brother, Robert Mingle. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Thomas George Mullen, his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” (Zengler) Mullen, and his oldest brother, Tom Mullen.
They are loved and survived by their two daughters, Amanda, who resides in Conway, SC and Janine, who resides in Grandy, NC; and their two granddaughters, Maya and Delaney, who reside in Conway, SC. Jan is also survived by her older sister, Linda Shepherd (Chuck) of Utica, Ohio. Bob is survived by his older brother, David (Kathy) Mullen of Massillon, Ohio. They are also loved and survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends.
Due to the unexpected passing of Bob and Jan, plans for their memorial are currently pending. The family is asking for donations for memorial expenses. Please go to https://gofund.me/d48eff6f to contribute in lieu of flowers. Please share condolences with the family at gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.