Alex O. Pullin Sr., 88, of Sandia passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 after a long illness. He was born Sept. 18, 1921 in Whitsett to Charles David and Amelia Heman Coleman Pullin. Mr. Pullin retired from Champlin Refinery after 38 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Annette Pullin; and a daughter, Nelda Champion.

He is survived by his sons, Larry (Doris) Pullin of Corpus Christi, and Alex O. (Janie) Pullin Jr. of Sandia; his son-in-law, Jerry Champion of New Braunfels; grandchildren, O'Neal Champion, Kelli Rozypal, Stacy Jacobsen, Chris Pullin and Jason Pullin; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010 at Cenizo Hill Cemetery in Mathis with Mack Stallcup officiating. Burial followed.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home