David Pulliam is a self-made man who built his business upon his reputation and relationships. Additionally, his strong morals and values can be seen throughout both his professional and personal life.
His family was his greatest pride and he will be deeply missed by them. Survived by his wife Ernestine, daughter Pam Burleson and grandsons Seth and Mitchell, he leaves behind a loving legacy to those he loved most.
Early Life and Education
David Pulliam was born on November 9, 1903 in Virginia, USA to David Lloyd Pulliam and Maude Pulliam (nee Hutcheson).
He was a member of Life Community Church and passed away on April 1971.
He was a self-made man from Guilford, NC who founded Guilford Plumbing Supply – an expanding plumbing supply business.
He had a deep-seated devotion to God, family and business. A proud husband to Kathy, loving father and grandfather to many, his legacy will be missed by his friends and colleagues alike. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Life Community Church in his memory.
David Pulliam, a financial advisor based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been in the industry for 16 years. He holds Series 63 and 65 licenses and is affiliated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
He also works as a counselor, providing therapies that assist patients in reaching their mental health, educational, and career objectives. Counselors specialize in treating various medical conditions like trauma, grief, depression, eating disorders, anger management issues, phobias and chronic pain.
He specializes in handling wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, trade secrets and employee benefit disputes for corporate clients. With extensive litigation experience before both state and federal court as well as administrative agencies, he also has a solid background in alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation and negotiation.
Achievements and Honors
David Pulliam is an esteemed scenic designer and member of the Theatre Arts faculty. His designs have spanned across various productions, from postmodern children’s playgrounds to classic Victorian interiors.
He has also been appointed College Marshal, charged with upholding order and decorum during formal occasions such as Opening Convocation and Awards Convocation.
He has earned numerous awards and honors, such as two consecutive First Place awards from the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Scene Design competition. Furthermore, he was granted a Phi Kappa Phi national fellowship – awarded annually to 50 individuals entering their first year of graduate or professional study at an impressive $75,000 value that can be put towards any educational endeavor.
David was a successful self-made man who loved his family, business and friends. After serving in the Army, he founded Pulliam Supply Inc. – later to be known as Guilford Plumbing Supply on May 11, 1984.
He then joined Tontine Associates, a multi-fund hedge fund firm headquartered in Greenwich, CT, where he focused on Tontine Financial Partners LLC which invested in domestic banks and thrifts. Additionally, he held equity sales and trading positions at Trident Securities Inc.
He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. With extensive experience in scenic design and as an assistant professor of theatre arts, he has designed scenery for over fifty plays ranging in period from new plays to Greek tragedy, as well as styles such as postmodern playgrounds for children to traditional Victorian interiors.
David Pulliam is an American television journalist and news reporter currently employed at ABC 11 (WTVD) in Columbia, South Carolina. His reporting covers breaking news stories, hurricanes, crime scenes, as well as local and national politics.
He is married to actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and they have one child together, Ella Grace Hartwell.
She was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey and attended Rutgers Preparatory School before her family relocated to Virginia where she attended Potomac School and Foxcroft School.
She earned her degree in sociology from Spelman College in 2001 and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Her appearances on various television shows and movies have contributed to increasing her net worth significantly.