The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 2, 2014

William O. Pulliam


William O. Pulliam, age 74, passed away March 30, 2014, at his home in Carthage.

William was born June 16, 1939, in Owenton, Ky., to Oscar and Ada Fern Pulliam.  William and his wife returned to Carthage, her home town after serving in the United States Air Force for over 24 years where he was awarded many medals and honors. William worked for the R-9 School District as a maintenance supervisor for 20 years. William enjoyed shuffle board, dancing, bowling, fishing and hunting and had a passion for county music.

William was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Carnes on March 11, 1972, in Hays, Kan. She survives

William is survived by four daughters, Karen Ann Pulliam, Ginger K Beauchemin, Helen Jean Walker and Milisa Myers; four sons, William O Pulliam Jr., Homer LeRoy Myers, Steaven Myers and Randall J. Myers; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Ann Pulliam. William is preceded by his parents; one daughter, Diana Lynn Pulliam; two sisters, Evelyn Pulliam and Patsy Pulliam; and one niece, Brenda Pulliam.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Full military honors will be observed.

Online condolences may be made at

Contributions are to Muscular Dystrophy or Wounded Warriors in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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