March 25, 1945 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old


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On January 2, 2024 Bruce Arnold Mullen, 78, moved to his eternal home.  He was born March 25, 1945 to parents Herbert Mullen Sr. and Hazel Mullen in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the fifth of eight children.

Bruce graduated from PW Moore High School in Elizabeth City, NC. After graduating, he was drafted into the US Army and served in the Viet Nam War 1965 until 1967, receiving the Purple Heart. He met Dorothy Jean Jones in San Antonio, and they were married there on August 23, 1968. They moved to Washington DC together for her work in a Civil Service job.  His son Christopher, their first child was born in DC. The family of three returned to San Antonio in 1974, and Bruce was employed at then Kelly Air Force Base among other jobs.  In 1979, his daughter, Andrea was born. His wife, Dorothy passed away in November 1995.  From 1998 until the day that he passed, he was with his companion, Maria “Tessie” Jones

Preceded in death by his parents and his older siblings, Herbert Mullen, Jr., Robert Mullen, George Mullen, and Vivian Jives, as well as his wife, Dorothy.  Bruce is survived by his younger sisters Annette Daniels and husband, Carolyn Perry and husband and Lisa Mullen; his son Christopher A. Mullen and wife Patricia, and his daughter Andrea Renae Mullen; grandchildren Clarissa Mullen and Jason Mullen of Washington, DC and Hallie Harris, Haydin Harris and Nevaeh Harris of San Antonio, TX. as well as longtime companion Maria “Tessie” Jones and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.



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January 22, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Union Missionary Baptist Church
818 N. Mittman Street
San Antonio, TX 78202

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

12:00 PM
New Union Missionary Baptist Church
818 N. Mittman Street
San Antonio, TX 78202

January 22, 2024

2:00 PM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209


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