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Zerel Dewayne Mullen

Private graveside service for Zerel Dewayne Mullen, 73, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at Moody Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Mullen passed away 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Ozarks Medical Center.


He was born March 13, 1947, at Batesville, Arkansas, to Willis G. Mullen and Chloe L. Clark Mullen.  On September 29, 2001, he was married at Moody, Missouri, to Carol Garske.  Mr. Mullen attended Bakersfield High School and the Highway Patrol Academy in Jefferson City, Missouri.  He worked as a truck driver and a police officer for the City of West Plains.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mr. Mullen was a member of Moody Church of Christ.


He is survived by his wife, Carol Mullen, of the family home; two children, Dewayne  Mullen and special friend, Shirley, Caulfield, Missouri and Jerry Mullen and wife, Janolyn, West Plains; six grandchildren, Chelsea Falwell and husband, Cody, Monique Pond and husband, Tyler, Gaige Moss and fiancé Baylee, Gannan Moss, Chloie Mullen and Halen Mullen; five great-grandchildren, Addison, Ellie and Casen Falwell and Camden and Elle Pond; Carol’s daughter, Susan Rickert, granddaughter, Kaelee Duncan and great-granddaughter, Aiden Duncan; and one sister, Norrine Knight; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents, daughter-in-law, Debbie Mullen, one brother, Gerald Mullen and one sister-in-law, Maxine Mullen, preceded him in death.


Mr. Mullen will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Moody Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at