Charles Burton Mullin, Sr. (Burt), age 88, passed peacefully from this earth to
Heaven on February 1, 2020. Burt was born November 3, 1931, in Alexandria,
La. to John Burton Mullin and Maurine Givens Mullin.
He spent most of his early years in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area until moving to Jackson, MS at age 12
where he completed high school and then attended the Colorado School of Mines
for one year. It was there that he developed a love for geology. Burt transferred
to LSU to help his father’s business in Baton Rouge and received a BS in
Petroleum Engineering, graduating with honors as a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
While at LSU, he was in Air Force ROTC. Serving in the Air Force, he was stationed at a radar base in Alaska as well as Portsmouth, N.H. where he met his future wife, Monique. Burt married Monique Marie Kruger in August of 1957 and they lived for a short time in Houston, Texas where Burt started his career
as a Petroleum Engineer in the Oil & Gas Industry and then moved to
Washington D.C. where he was offered a job with the United States Geological
Survey. Burt accepted a position in USGS’s Offshore Drilling Office in New
Orleans and moved to Covington, LA in 1969. where he resided for the rest of his professional career until he retired as District Supervisor. Burt and his wife,
Monique lived in Tchefuncta Estates in Covington for 50 yrs until they relocated to Ruston in May of 2019. In retirement, they spent much of their time in Destin,
FL at Sandpiper Cove.
Burt was an avid reader who always wanted to learn something new. He loved
studying history. At the age of 50, he started cycling regularly and rode his
bicycle over 23,000 total miles until the age of 71. Burt enjoyed playing golf,
especially the par 3 course at Sandpiper Cove. He swam often and was known
to be able to float on his back in the Gulf for hours at the beach. He was a
proud LSU fan and also loved the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Cubs.
Burt had a passion for good food especially New Orleans cuisine and enjoyed
listening to Dixieland Jazz. He was an eternal optimist and an encouraging
presence in the lives of his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maurine Mullin and his
sister, Katharine Mullin Haugan of Spokane Washington, and John B, Mullin, Jr.
of Jackson, MS.
Burt is survived by his wife of 62 years, Monique Kruger Mullin, of Ruston, La.;
daughter, Yvette Mullin Broocks and husband, John of Ruston, La; son, Charles
B. Mullin, Jr. of Destin, FL; grandson John Henry Broocks V (Hank) of Ruston,
La., granddaughter, Emily Marie Broocks of Houston, TX and sister, Lillian
Maurine Mullin Kalk of Spokane, WA
The family wishes to thank the physicians & nurses & staff of Green Clinic,
NLMC, and RRSH who were involved in his care. They would also like to
express their very sincere gratitude for the outstanding staff at The Arbor &
Terrace of Ruston, particularly the compassionate sitters who spent so many
hours caring for him in his last weeks.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Kilpatrick Funeral
Home in Ruston, La. with a Service of Remembrance to follow at 2:00 pm. An
additional Remembrance Service will follow beachside in Destin in the weeks to
Memorials may be made in Burt’s honor to the Alzheimers Association and to
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. Destin, FL 32541