Broughton (Bo) Chappell Mullins, 80, of Fayetteville, Ga.

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Broughton “Bo” Chappell Mullins, age 80, peacefully passed away on December 14, 2023 in Fayetteville, GA surrounded by family and friends. Bo has been battling various forms of cancer for over 22 years, successfully enduring multiple surgical procedures. His latest complication became too much to overcome and God chose to bring him home.

Bo was born to Broughton Chappell Mullins, Sr. and Alice Smith Mullins on July 23, 1943 in Fitzgerald, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jackie Mullins Peters, and brother William (Bill) Mullins.

Broughton (Bo) Chappell Mullins
Broughton (Bo) Chappell Mullins

Bo is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sandy Alexander Mullins, daughter Cindy Mullins Turner of Locust Grove Georgia and son, Mark “Moon” Mullins (Cristi) of Fayetteville, Georgia. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, Scott Slonaker (Jennifer), Seth Slonaker, Colton Turner (Hannah), Trevor Turner, Hayden Mullins, Joshua Mullins and Savannah Mullins and two great-grandchildren Walker and Brooklyn Slonaker. He is also survived by his brother Edwin Mullins (Elizabeth), and Dr. John David Mullins (Karen), sister-in-law Claudia Mullins-Lily, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Lanier High School in Macon, he attended Middle Georgia College, the University of Georgia, and graduated from Georgia State University.

He enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War as an aircraft mechanic and air crew member in “Project Muddy Hill.” After his military service, he and Sandy located to the Atlanta area in 1968 and settled in Fayetteville, Georgia in 1972.

Bo worked for Delta Airlines in Airport Customer Service and retired after 22 years of service. Thereafter, he started his own computer tech support company, USA TRAIN, worked with DeKalb Superior Court ordered receiverships and Architectural Concrete. He then utilized his carpentry/contractor skills throughout the community.

He was a faithful member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church where he served in various ministries including Sunday School, Adult Choir, Orchestra, Men’s Quartet, Deacon Fellowship, ESL (English as a Second Language), Benevolence Committee, Men’s Disciple Group, and various international and domestic missions.

Bo held many positions of leadership in the community including Boy Scouts of America (founded Troop 76 of Fayette County), Promise Keepers, Gideons International and Fayette County Civitans. During his years of service with the Civitans, he held several officer positions and was honored to be designated a Foundation Fellow Member for outstanding personal dedication in service to others with the Georgia District Civitan Foundation in 2023.

His passions included being a “Grand in the Stands” for ALL of his grandchildren’s special events, gardening, traveling, flying, sailing, craftmanship, music, geology, teaching and learning.

The family invites you to “Visitation” on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Georgia.

The family also invites all to attend the Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (visitation with family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior) at Fayetteville First Baptist Church in the Overton Chapel officiated by the Reverend Chris Perkins and Reverend Jack Miller.

He will be buried with full military honors on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the Gideons International (PO Box 498, Fayetteville, GA 30214), the Folds of Honor Foundation (foldsofhonor.org), or Fayetteville First Baptist Church “Building Fund.”