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Denver L. Mullikin

Denver L. Mullikin, 77, of New Vienna, died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born November 18, 1931 in Highland County, Ohio, the son of the late Virgil and Macie (Marcum) Mullikin.
He was formerly employed at Blue Rock, Greenfield for several years; Mead in Chillicothe; and Ferno Washington in Greenfield, Washington C.H., and Wilmington, where he served in the maintenance dept. and retired Oct. 1, 2000 after 30 years of service. He was a proud member of the NRA, frequently attended Liar's Club, and attended New Antioch Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Clara Jean (Butcher) Mullikin, whom he married April 21, 1956; one daughter, Janis L. (Russell) Lewis, of Sabina; one son, Roger L. (Joy) Mullikin, of Greenfield; one grandson, Shawn (Shannon) Lewis, of Sabina; three granddaughters, Brittany Lewis of Washington C.H., Andrea (Jeff) Spruill of Cincinnati, and Laura Mullikin of Greenfield; two great-grandchildren, Kaleigh and Kaden Lewis of Sabina; two sisters, Janie (Gene) Knisley of Bainbridge and Jean Ann (Hap) Smith of New Martinsburg; two brothers, Charles (Joyce) Mullikin of South Salem and Kenneth (Sheila) Mullikin of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Mullikin; two sisters, Betty Dean and Elinor Ruth; and one niece, Gina Mullikin.
Services will be held Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home of Greenfield with Pastor Tim Ramsey officiating. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 1. He will be buried in Greenfield Cemetery, where military rites will be performed by the Concerned Veterans of Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206.
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