Jerry Wayne Mullican

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Jerry was born in Wink, Texas, on April 12, 1936 to Frank Mullican, Sr. and Esta Lee Mullican. Jerry graduated from Snyder High School, later meeting and marrying Sharon Skrabanek in 1957. With dedication from both Jerry and Sharon, he graduated from West Texas State in 1963. Working for Dowell, and later as Texas Parks Superintendent for Palo Duro Canyon…Jerry decided he wanted to further his education, moving his family back to Lubbock to pursue a Masters Degree in Geology. This decision offered the opportunity to move to Austin, once again working for the State of Texas. 

Jerry’s positions included… The Texas Water Quality Board, Chief of Geological Services 1969 thru 1977 – Texas Department of Water Resources, Chief of Solid Waste and Underground Injection 1977 thru 1980 – Railroad Commission of Texas/Oil and Gas Division, Assistant Divisions Director and Legal Enforcement 1980 thru 1995. 
Jerry was also a member of the following… Environmental Affairs Committee, Ground Water Protection Council, Society of Petroleum Engineers, along with… President of Ground Water Protection Research. A few of his recognitions and awards include… Outstanding Service Award for year 1988, The Texas Railroad Commission of Texas – Federal Advisory Committee to EPA on Class II injection wells 1993 – Board of Directors of Ground Water Protection Service Award 1995. 
Family, friends and the State of Texas were the true loves of Jerry, and to which he dedicated his life. Jerry is survived by Sharon, his wife of 53 years; son Scott Mullican; daughter Tracy Wilson; 2 grandsons Randy Wilson, and Daniel Wilson; sister, Marge Hood and her husband Bill of Dallas; 3 brothers, Frank Mullican Jr. and his wife Doris; Lee Mullican and his wife Jean of Oklahoma City; Larry Mullican and his wife Betty of Lubbock; his special companion Sophie, a miniature schnauzer who was also part of Jerry’s circle of family laying by his side in Vista Care. He is also loved by many nieces and nephews, a family totaling over 55. Jerry was proceeded in death by his father, William Frank Mullican Sr. in 1981; his mother, Esta Lee Mullican in2003; and son-in-law, Kenny Wilson in 2009. 
A heartfelt thank you to the physicians who cared for Jerry, especially to Dr. Rivas, Dr. Bradley, Dr. Dihenia, the staff of Freedom 2 Go, and the very special staff of Vista Care.



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