James Anthony "Tony" Tullis

Obituary

Feb. 5, 1942-Feb. 6, 2011

Funeral services for James Anthony "Tony" Tullis, age 69, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in the sanctuary of A Frank Smith United Methodist Church in Alto with the Rev. Grover McDaniel and the Rev. J.A. Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to service time in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Alto Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Tony Tullis was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Alto. At the time of his death, he resided in Jacksonville, and was a former resident of Frankston and Palestine. He was employed by Isaacs Olds Cadillac in Palestine for many years and later retired from Halliburton where he worked as a diesel mechanic. Tony passed away in Tyler on Feb. 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred Baxter Tullis and Joseph Henry Tullis, and brother, Joseph Howell Tullis.

Survivors include daughters, Robin Liles and husband Mickey, and Tina Hargett and husband John of Jacksonville; sister, Sue Manning and husband Jack of Houston; brother, Mike Tullis of Lake Striker; grandchildren, Crystal BrooksWard, Tony Brooks, Derek Birdwell, Amber Minchew, Jessica Hargett and Austin Hargett; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Ward, Gary Ward, McKaila Davis, Meeka Minchew and Hope Brooks. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Tony Brooks, Derek Birdwell, Josh Ward, Mark Mueller, Dennis Geisleman and EJ Liles.

Honorary pallbearers are Dan Kelton, Jack Manning, Jason Isaacs, Bill Tosh, Hector Duran and staff at Bonner Place.

If desired, the family requests that donations be made to the or Hospice of East Texas.

The family would like to say "Thank You" and express its sincere appreciation to the staff at Hospice of East Texas for the excellent care and comfort that was shown to him in their facility during his stay.

Services are under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Feb. 9, 2011
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