Thomas McMullen, 84, of Pine Grove Passes Away
Thomas McMullen, 84, from South Felty Rd in Pine Grove passed away Friday and memorial services will take place Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
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Early Life and Education
Thomas McMullen was raised in Mobile, Alabama before enrolling at Tuscaloosa City Schools and graduating with his high school class from there in 1963. Passionate about hot rods, Thomas created Street Chopper magazine. Additionally he attended Forest Lake United Methodist Church located nearby Tuscaloosa AL.
At Florida State University, he took part in musical productions through the School of Music as well as serving as radio host on WFSU-FM and volunteering with Trust for Public Lands.
He enjoyed golf and reading, being a member of the American Legion and was predeceased by one son and seven siblings; he is survived by his wife Joyce; two daughters Chason and Laura as well as one granddaughter; his stepson Ralph; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Rosemary was an enthusiastic life-long learner and an insatiable curiosity about life, knowledge and history – especially family history. As an enthusiastic family historian she traveled extensively through Ireland, France and various US states gathering information about her ancestors from libraries and records in search of gathering and documenting details about them.
“He is an Associate at Gordon & Rees’ San Diego office where he practices Employment Law group. His area of focus includes representing employers in all manners of litigation including claims related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.”
He enjoys working for this family-owned and operated business that has provided pubs with support for over 200 years. Working here makes him feel valued as everyone feels like part of a cohesive team.
Achievement and Honors
McMullen received many honors and awards for his contributions to our country. These included being honored with an Exceptional Service Medal by NASA as well as two Group Achievement Awards for his efforts on Apollo program. Additionally, he became an honorary member of both AIAA and Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society.
McMullan was an alumnus of St. Ambrose University and was honored with the McMullen Award, presented annually to those who embody its mission and named in honour of founder Bishop John McMullen.
Thomas “Timmy” McMullen died peacefully with his family by his side in Moorestown, N.J. on March 5 at age 69. He leaves behind his wife Mary; brothers James, Owen and Paul; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Thomas McMullen leaves behind family and friends to grieve his passing, having been an esteemed member of Tuscaloosa who enjoyed spending time at the beach and Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Funeral Home will oversee all arrangements for his burial service.
He had many hobbies and interests, with music being his greatest passion. He enjoyed hosting early morning classical music radio show WFSU-FM early morning classical radio show; additionally he took great delight in working on hot rods.
He leaves behind his wife Barbara Stansell McMullen of Tallahassee; sons Tom (and partner Julia DeHoff), Nathan Blane McMullen (and partner Julia DeHoff), Laura Farmer & Chason McMullen from Tuscaloosa; grandchildren Evan & Caitlin; sister Jeanne McMullen Parrish of Bradenton; as well as Brynny. He was 74.
Thomas Mcmullen has an estimated net worth of $145 Million, the bulk of his wealth having been earned as CEO of Kroger Co. At present, he owns around 3 Million shares of Kroger stock, along with 200k from Cincinnati Financial Corp and 40k shares from VF Corporation.
He takes great pleasure in spending his free time outdoors and with his family. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoys 4 wheeling and snowmobiling – as well as following football and baseball games avidly!
Thomas Rowe McMullen leaves behind his wife, daughters, grandchildren and his beloved pet Brynny. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made in his name to WFSU-FM or ACLU instead. Thomas Rowe McMullen passed away peacefully on January 28, 2023 at age 68.