Friday, February 22, 2013

Deep Sorrow

My dad was laid to rest today. 
I am heartbroken. 

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset"

Robert Pulley, age 81, of Fairmount, IN, died Sunday, February 17, 2013. 

He was the son of the late Ralph Pulley and the late Maedoris (Zeek) Pulley.  He was born in Marion, Indiana on August 30, 1931.  He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1949 and went on to serve in the Army from 1950-53 during the Korean Conflict.  He was a disabled Veteran receiving 3 Bronze Stars.  He married Shirley Hoffar on February 20, 1960.  Shirley survives in Fairmount.  Bob was a repairman for Citizen's Telephone/Frontier Communications for 35 years, retiring in 1987.   He was a member and past president of the Fairmount Historical Museum, making guest appearances on 20/20, Hardcopy, Joan Rivers and Geraldo Rivera providing information and sharing about his friend and classmate James Dean.  He served as pallbearer for James Dean. He was a member of the Fairmount United Methodist Church, the Fairmount VFW Post serving as a past Commander and a 25 year member of the Fairmount Volunteer Fire Department, and the founder of the Mississinewa Boat and Ski Club.  As a member of the Archaeological Society, he enjoyed collecting arrow heads, and Indian artifacts and camping.  He loved decorating his home with large light displays for Christmas and having a big garden. 

He is also survived by: 
Three Daughters: 
Christy(Bob) Berry, Marion, IN 
Leasa (Jeff) Wages, Dacula, GA 
Tresa (Joel) Bozell, Summitville, IN 

One Son: 
Robert  Pulley, Kokomo, IN 

Two Sisters: 
Margaret Wilhoite, West Lafayette, IN 
Mary Ann Usher, Sarasota, FL 

3 Grandchildren; 
Mallory (Aaron)Thompson, Alexandria, IN 
Chad Wages, Lawrenceville, GA 
Lindsay (James) Savage, Lawrenceville, GA 

1 Great-Grandchild; Olivia Thompson 
Mother-in-law;  Leila Hoffar, Marion, IN 

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Ralph James Pulley Jr., Roger Pulley, Tom Pulley,

 and sister, Martha Jane Rogers. 

Arrangements are being handled by Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, IN where the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2013.  Funeral service will be at Armes-Hunt Funeral Home at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 with Rev.  Edna Larimore officiating. Interment will be at Park Cemetery, Fairmount, IN 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Cancer Services of Grant County in care of the funeral home.