Tiffin Rinehart Mullenax, Jr., 81, of Abilene passed away September 21, 2021 in Abilene, TX.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 25, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
There will also be services in Columbia City, IN under the direction of Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 207 N Main St, Columbia City, IN 46725, on Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home, with burial following at Larwill Cemetery.
There will also be services in Central Valley, CA, date to be determined.
Tiffin R. Mullenax “Junior” was born in Arborvale, WV on April 7, 1940 to Tiffin R. Mullenax, Sr. and Letha V. Armentrout. He was born the youngest of six children to a farming family in West “By God” Virginia and moved to Larwill, IN in 1950. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1958, where he was the president of the FFA and a member of the ECV Mountain Charlie Chapter. Tiffin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1958 until 1961. He met and married the love of his life, Alice Oryall, after just one blind date in San Francisco, on May 13, 1961 in Beaufort, NC. He worked as a mechanic in San Francisco, CA for United Airlines from 1968 until 2000.
Tiffin had unmatched love, devotion, and enthusiasm to God, family, friends, country, and a damn good time. He was loved, admired, and respected by all who knew him. Among his many interests and loves were classic cars, semi-pro motorcycle racing, camping, white water rafting, and taking his family on road trips to show them this beautiful country he loved.
He was preceded in death by his brother Thorald Tiffin (February 4, 1928 – December 30, 1947); father Tiffin Sr. (September 4, 1894 – January 10, 1984); mother Letha V. Armentrout (December 13, 1905 – February 16, 1983); brother William Kay on February 28, 2007, and sister Letha Carol Waybright on August 31, 2007.
Tiffin is survived by his wife, Alice Oryall; son, Tiffin “Chanse” III; daughter, Tonya and husband Eric Rendon; daughter, Tamara and husband Glenn Edwards, Jr.; brother, George Fry of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Fannie Margaret Davenport of Graff, MO; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.