Obituary of David Mullies

David D. Mullies, 81, of Fort Scott, passed away Monday morning, March 28, 2022. He was born March 8, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Ewing Edgar and Wilma L. (Saunders) Mullies. He married Patricia Ann Jennings October 15, 1960, and she survives of the home.

David was a licensed attorney in private practice since 1966, practicing in Texas and Kansas. He was partner and member of the law firm Hudson & Mullies for approximately 38 years, and served as Senior and Managing Partner of the law firm for 20 years. He was President, General Manager, and shareholder of Crutcher-Mullies Cattle Company for 20 years, which owned and operated a 2,000-acre farm and ranching business operation.

David was active in the community and held numerous memberships over the years. He served on the Board of Directors for Citizens Bank N.A. in Fort Scott for 29 years, and also served as Chairman of the Bank Audit/Compliance Committee for several years. He was a member and Former President of the Fort Scott Jaycees, and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 1971. He served 7 years on the Fort Scott City Planning Commission, six of those as Chairman. He served 3 terms on Board of Directors for Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and as President in 1976; served 2 terms on Fort Scott Country Club Board of Directors as President 1990 and 1991; served as an Officer and director of Fort Scott Industries, Inc., and Bourbon County Economic Development Council, Inc. for over 35 years; Trustee for Bourbon County on Mid-America, Inc.; U.S. Highway 69 Association and U.S. Highway 54 Association, Trustee for Bourbon County for many years.

He was one of the original founders, President, and board member for over 10 years of Fort Scott Community College Endowment Association; One of the original board members and committee to develop, construct, and operate the Southeast Kansas Community Corrections Center. He was a member Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity; Member of Ancient and Honorable Order of Glorified and Exalted SOABS for 23 years; former member of Kiwanis International, Member of Rotary International, Board of Directors for 5 terms Pelican Bay Association, Osage Beach, Missouri; Mercy Hospital foundation Board for 6 years; Member of Wall Street Investment Club serving as Secretary for 30 years; member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, social fraternity; Fort Scott City Library Board; Co-Chairman of Committee to write and update the Fort Scott Comprehensive Plan and original zoning regulations; General Secretary Old Fort Days Rodeo for 3 years; Member of Fort Scott and Bourbon County Solid Waste Committee; Listed Who’s Who Outstanding Young Men of America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Business, and Who’s Who in Kansas; Fort Scott Law Library Trustee; Fort Scott United Way Committee; member of Kansas Association of Commerce and Industry; member of Downtown Redevelopment Committee; member of Town-cite Pack Committee for Urban Renewal; member of the Bourbon County Bar Association, serving as President for 3 terms; member of Southeast Kansas, Kansas, and American Bar Associations.

In addition to his wife Patricia, David is also survived by his children, Lisa George and husband Rich, of Elmhurst, Illinois, and John Mullies and wife Carrie of Olathe, Kansas; a sister Mairlyn Weickert, of Pleasanton, Kansas; his grandchildren, Heather Ann George (fiancé Alex Ong), Richard E. George, IV, Megan Patricia George, and Daphne Ann Mullies. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Edgar William Mullies.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home followed by a Funeral and Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. with Dusty Drake officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasanton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, designated to be used for the Chamber Building that David helped to build. Contributions may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family of my cousin, David, whom I came to know and appreciate during our years together at Hume High School. I will always remember him as an out-going, fun-loving young man.

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