Elder Edward Wilson Pulliam, 88, transitioned from this earthly life into eternal life at the Alvin C York Hospice Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Wednesday March 24, 2021. Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
He was born in Springfield, Tennessee on November 16, 1932 to William P Pulliam and Fairy Mae Woodard Pulliam.
In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Annie Blanche West Pulliam; two sisters: Ada Bell (Daniel) Frazier, Mary (Sam) Keys; and two brothers: Robert (Eunice) Pulliam, William (Floretta) Pulliam. He is survived by one brother, Richard (Kathy) Pulliam.
Edward enlisted into the United States Army at age 18 and served combat in the Korean War. After his honorable tour of duty ended, he returned to the States and married his bride Annie on July 7, 1956. He worked as a mail handler for the United States Post Office in Indianapolis, Indiana and later in Nashville, Tennessee after relocating back to his hometown of Springfield, Tennessee.
Edward loved the Lord and his Christian faith with all his heart and soul. After becoming an ordained minister, Elder Pulliam soon gained pastorship at the Church of God Sanctified in Russellville, Kentucky and the Church of God Sanctified in Evansville, Indiana. He served the Church family and community for 41 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory; two children: Edward Anthony Pulliam, Crystal Anne Pulliam-Lewis, daughter-in-law Margaret Pulliam; four grandchildren: Deidra Lewis, Michael (Chelon) Pulliam, David Clark, Jessica (Jesse) Reid; six great grandchildren: Sequoi Martin, Avery Pulliam, Kai Pulliam, Athena Pulliam, La'Zailah Harrell, Harmony Reid; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless devoted Church family members and community followers.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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