James Donald Mulhearn, age 83 of Clarksville, Tennessee and former Carrollton, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri resident, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Tennova Hospital in Clarksville, Tennessee, surrounded by his loving family.
James was born on August 2, 1936, the son of James C. and Susie M. (Woods) Mulhearn in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Independence, Missouri, before enlisting in the United States Air Force and served his country from 1956 until 1960, when he was Honorably Discharged. In his younger years, he worked as a Reserve Police Officer for the Independence Police Department. James was employed by TWA in sales and service for thirty-nine years until his retirement. He was an amazing storyteller who was blessed with the gift of gab! James made sure everyone knew of his Irish heritage which was something he was extremely proud of. He was equally proud, that he had remained consistently sober for forty plus years and was relentless in supporting those in search of sobriety. James was an avid reader, and a collector of ink pens and pencils, who always kept a notebook handy so he could jot down anything pertaining to politics, the weather, or any newsworthy event and accurately kept up with all of it! James was known all over town and by anyone he encountered along the way, for taking his bottle of hot sauce with him everywhere he went and used it on literally everything! After moving to Carrollton, he joined St. Mary's Catholic Church. James loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren unconditionally and could hardly wait to see them and spend time with them. They will miss him terribly.
James is survived by his two daughters, Jeanne Marie Quijas and husband Louis of Gallatin, Tennessee, and Julie Anne Winfrey and husband Bill of Carrollton, Missouri; four grandchildren, Veronica Caulfield and husband Stefan of Franklin, Tennessee, Victoria Newell and husband Robby of Gallatin, Tennessee, Angela Grimes of Warrensburg, Missouri; and Chad Winfrey of Carrollton, Missouri; four great-grandchildren; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Susie Mulhearn; one brother, Kenneth Mulhearn; and one sister, Helen Pollard.
Please join the family from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. as they receive friends on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Bittiker Funeral Home, 1201 North 65 Highway, Carrollton, Missouri.
Rosary will be prayed by Deacon Gary Kappler at 7:00 p.m.
Patriot Guard will lead us in Procession to the Funeral Service which will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri, with Father Ken Criqui officiating.
Full Military Honors will be provided by Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the United States Air Force.
If you would like to follow in Procession, please arrive at the Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m., as we will leave at 11:45 a.m.,
For those who would like to make a memorial contribution, the family respectfully requests they be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Carrollton, Missouri. They may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 223, Carrollton, Missouri, 64633.
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