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James S. McMullan, 86, died January 5, 2021 at residence in Beaufort, SC. He was born February 26, 1934, in Union, MS, son of Spurgeon McMullan and Catherine Hunter.

Jim graduated from Murphy High School, Class of 1951, in Mobile, AL. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years as an Airborne Radio Operator. Following military service, he worked as a Logistics Specialist with Civil Service.

He was a faithful husband, dedicated father, and caring grandfather. He was a loyal Masonic member. He was a compassionate mentor to all, who never met a stranger. He enjoyed golf, tennis, ice cream, and spending time with family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife, Dorothy Forsythe, a daughter Valetta Duncan, and a granddaughter, Catherine Cox.

Jim is survived by Sister, Betty Pyle, former wife, Alice McMullan, daughters, Sharon McMullan and Denise Rosario, grandchildren Grace Rosario, Nathan Sandusky, and James Rosario, and great-grandson, Colin Rosario.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 8:30 to 9:30 am at Copeland Funeral Service, Beaufort, SC. Immediately following the visitation, the service of remembrance will be held at 10:00 am at Beaufort National Cemetery. A reception will follow the service. Face masks and social distancing required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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  1. john gutch says:

    I will truly miss my good buddy

  2. Sharon McMullan says:

    This is the scoop, no man will ever fill his shoes. His love for me is love for me was infinite even through all my trials and tribulations. I have never known a man who loved with unsurpassed loyalty, God and his country, The United States of America. His memories will carry me through my remaining life. He is a man I learned to know through silent observation. He taught me well, he taught me respect, he taught me kindness and he taught me love. Condolences to those who loved my Dad.

  3. Paul Hayes says:

    Jim was a fun loving fixture in the Montgomery, AL tennis scene for decades before moving to SC. I will always cherish those many memories made on and off the tennis courts of Montgomery.

  4. Bill Johnson says:

    My Masonic Brother, Great memories,
    Bill Johnson

  5. Brian Hidle says:

    While Jim was in Montgomery, I played tennis with him several times. He always had a smile and sometimes made us laugh in the middle of a game. 🙂 Jim has a kind soul. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.

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