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John E. Mcmullin

John Earl McMullin, 87, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Rest Haven Nursing Home.

He was born October 17, 1934, in Cooper County, a son of the late John Fayette and Letha Alta (Potter) McMullin. On June 29, 1958, at East Sedalia Baptist Church, he married Barbara (Guymon), who preceded him in death on September 18, 2004.

John was a graduate of Smithton High School. He was well known throughout Central Missouri as owner/operator of McMullin TV & Antennae and was always on the cutting edge of television technology. He developed the first community cable TV system in the Midwest at Monsees Lake Estates.

He was a member of East Sedalia Baptist Church. He was a previous member of Smithton Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.

John was committed to business and family. He taught his children Christian values and hard work. He loved and helped others, always looking for opportunities to minister.

He served as mayor of Smithton and helped establish the civil defense system. He was a gadget engineer, enjoyed tinkering with cars and tractors, and enjoyed watching NASCAR.

He will be remembered for his jokes, stories, and his friendly smile. In retirement, he enjoyed his coffee group at Hardee’s.

Survivors include four children, Steven McMullin (Diane), of Sedalia, Shelley Miller, of Kansas City, Sonia Setzer (Dewayne), of Sedalia, and Stuart McMullin, of Kansas City; six granddaughters, Tarah, Katie, Kelli, Jami, Kristi and Samantha; five great-grandchildren, Kameya, Caysen, Kylee, Karley and Scarlett; three sisters, Mildred Walker, JoAnn Birdsong, both of Sedalia, and Vivian Gertson, of Branson; and a brother, Donald McMullin, of Sedalia.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, and parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Marilyn Cotner whom he married in 2008, and she passed away in 2016; two sisters, Viola Jaskolski and Kaye Hepburn; and a brother, Claude McMullin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Satterwhite officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Burial will be private in Potter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
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