Robert "Bob" Pulley, 94

Robert Mack “Bob” Pulley, 94, of Wabash, passed away at 6:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1923, in Wabash to the late Wilbur and Aldred (Cecil) Pulley.

Bob was a 1942 graduate of Wabash High School. After graduation, he served as a captain in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Bob married Mary Luella Grisso on Feb. 14, 1948, in Sidney. He retired as Captain from the Wabash City Fire Department after 20 years of service. He was a fireman for years at the Indianapolis 500 and was one of the first Wabash City ambulance drivers. He was proud of being the oldest living Wabash City fireman. He then retired as an electrician from Ford Meter Box Co. after 10 years. Bob was also co-owner of one of the first rear engine flat track cars. Bob was a member of the Wabash Christian Church and the American Legion of Wabash, Post 15.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Luella; sons, Robert Michael (Nancy) Pulley, Columbus, Terry Mack (Teresa) Pulley, Tony Wayne (Donna) Pulley, both of Wabash, and Kelly Richard (Vickie) Pulley, Nashville, Tenn.; daughter Dawn Aldred (Kevin) Ervin, Fishers; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one brother, John Pulley and one great-grandchild, Destinee Pulley.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 2, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Haley Asberry officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to FISH of Wabash, 770 ½ W. Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2018 Jun 29