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John Richard Mullett

August 16, 1953 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 66)


In the early hours of April 26th 2020, John Richard Mullett of Greentown, IN, heard God speak the words we should all aspire to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!” He met Jesus face to face whom he loved and served faithfully! He was born on August 16th, 1953, in Peru, IN to Dick and Bobby Mullett. He married the love of his life, Kristie (Brittain), his “Little” on March 27th, 1976. They share two sons and their wives whom he considered his actual daughters, John “Nick” Mullett (Emily) and Aaron Mullett (Kayla) who he loved dearly and would do anything for. His true passion was his grandbabies! His face was never brighter than when he was holding and loving on them. No one could reassure a child of their amazing existence and give them peace like he could. He always had time to play, and would log ridiculous hours of driving for even the smallest of their events. Those grandbabies whom he loved so much and left far too early include James Mullett, Luke Mullett, Skye Mullett, “angel baby” Mullett, George Mullett, Kate Mullett, Quinn Mullett, and he was excited for an eighth grandbaby due in September.

He was also an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing and hunting with his boys and the numerous trips he went on with his dearest friends. He could fix anything, and took care of his yard to a level that a greenskeeper would be jealous. He was always prepared wherever he traveled, and would help anyone in need. He truly was a hero in every sense of the word.  From literally saving people from drowning to running into a house fire; he was an amazing living example to all who knew him. He was also an amazing story teller and always had a joke for you.  He retired from GM/Delphi as a millwright, but also worked several years following his retirement at the Gas City Walmart distribution center.  He was a Master Mason from Converse Lodge #601.  The Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. His absence has left a huge hole in everyone’s heart, but the impressions he left on everyone’s hearts will last them a lifetime.

He leaves behind his mother who he loved and cared for till his last day, his wife, children, grandbabies, his siblings Danny (Marcia) Mullett, Jerry Mullett, Lee Ann (Phil) Martin, father-in-law Robert Brittain, sister-in-law Julie (Mike) Baker, several cousins, nieces and nephews, and so many friends he loved and was so dearly loved by.  He was preceded in death by his father, mother-in-law Paula Brittain, brother David Mullett, and a grandbaby who he never met on earth but was the first to meet them in Heaven.

There will be a viewing on May 1, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, IN from 11am - 2pm, with a graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, starting at 3pm that same day with Pastor Toph Elkins officiating. We ask that you respect social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, and be understanding at the funeral home, as access is severely restricted to only 10 people in the viewing room at a time. We want and need you all there, but John would also want all of you and his family to be safe. John loved children so much.  If instead of flowers you would like to make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in his honor, you can do that online or at the funeral home. 

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May 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
May 1, 2020

3:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery
411 North Grant Street
Peru, IN 46970


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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