Heywood Pullen Sr.

July 18, 1925 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 92)

PULLEN, Sr., Mr. Heywood, 92, died peacefully April 1, 2018 at home, in Youngstown, Ohio surrounded by his son and family. Heywood was born July 18, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to John and Mattie (Rosser) Pullen. He went to Dunbar High School and served in the U. S. Navy, WWII. He retired from GM after over 40 years of service. Heywood attended McKinley United Methodist Church for over 60 years, before his illness. He was a dedicated member of Prince Hall Lodge and held numerous positions. He was a 33rd degree Mason and past Grand Master of the State of Ohio, a lifetime member of the NAACP, a humanitarian, and active in social and civil events. He was always there with love and help to all that knew him. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mallie (House) Pullen; sons, Charles and Harold M.; grandson, Harold Michael Jr.; siblings, Jessie, Eddie, John, Melvin, Donald, Mary Louise, Betty (Pullen) Banks, and twin brother, Harold. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Heywood Jr. (Betty) of Youngstown, OH; special great-great grandchild, Kevin Pullen Jr.; grandchildren, Anita Pullen, Toni Irvin, Haron Reid, Kevin Pullen, Heywood III and Charles Michael Pullen; 8 great grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service 11 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at McKinley U. M. Church, 196 Hawthorn St. Rev. Dr. Lois Fortson Kirk officiating, Terry Pullen, eulogist. Masonic service 10:30 am. Visitation 9-11 am. Family will receive friends 10-11 am. Interment Dayton National Cemetery.

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