Karl Mullins

March 6, 1959 ~ June 15, 2021 (age 62)


Karl Andrew Mullins was born on March 6, 1959 in National City, CA to Willie & Nora Mullins who proceed him in death.  He was the 3rd of 4 children, born as the youngest identical twin. 

As a child Karl and his twin brother loved to switch their color coded shirts to fool their mother. Even as adults the twins tricked their kids with the twin swap. He attended Mount Miguel High School where he was Student Body President, a track star and was known to paint the football banner for the team to run through. He attended Grossmont College where he trained and became a volunteer firefighter then was later hired as the first and only African American Firefighter at Lemon Grove Fire Department for where he worked for 15 years then retired due to health complications.  After leaving the fire department he worked as cable installer & airline fueler before retiring for good due to health complications.  

Karl met his wife while he was inspecting the fire extinguisher in her classroom. He enjoyed volunteering and doing fire presentations at the Lemon Grove elementary schools. He was an active member of St. Paul UMC for many years we’re he was part of the Men’s Group, Chancel choir, the Men’s choir director, Culinary Committee and he also implemented a program in which the men’s choir visited the shelter on a monthly basis.  Karl & Sherry were married for 30 years. 

Karl enjoyed cooking for large crowds and some of his famous dishes were crab enchiladas & peach cobbler. He was on own as Macguyveor,  Mr Gadget & Mr Logic by his wife and kids because he could fix any problem all while telling you the story to the problem. 

Karl was predeceased by his mother Nora Mae Mullins. He is survived by his father Willie Mullins, wife Sheryl Mullins, his daughter;  Sherrice Mullins, stepdaughters; Patrice Burton & Avannia Walker (Elliot). Grandkids Rudy Walker, MacKenzie Walker & Idris Falls. 
His sister; Deborah Mullins, his brothers; Kenneth Mullins (Elaine) & Daryl Mullins (Rebecca). His nieces & nephews; Jessica Winn (Jeff), KennyKarl Mullins (Stephanie), Will Mullins & Andrew Mullins. Great nieces & nephews; Emily Winn, Kaeden Mullins, Kai Mullins, Kohen Mullins, Kasey Winn, Keir Mullins and Leilani Mullins.  A host of cousins & friends. 

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Memorial Service
July 15, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Paul United Methodist Church
3094 L Street
San Diego, CA 92102

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