OBITUARY

Chester Jack Tullos Jr.

May 17, 1954June 6, 2018
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Chester Jack Tullos, Jr. 64, long-time resident of Pearl, MS and member of Paul Truitt Memorial Baptist Church unexpectedly passed away June 6, 2018. Visitation services will be held Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at Paul Truitt Memorial Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:00 am before the service. Graveside service and interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.

Mr. Tullos was born May 17, 1954 to the late Chester Jack Tullos, Sr. and Edna Ann Tullos of Pearl. He had one brother– the late George Clayton Tullos of Pearl, and is survived by his two children, Shane Tullos of Pearl, and Kristy Tullos of Pearl, and his three sisters, Teresa Tullos Russell (Maurice) of Puckett, Pam Tullos Baldwin (Ronnie Sr.) of Raleigh, and Becky Tullos Jones (Troy) of Pearl. He is also survived by his special friend and companion of 12 years, Anna Ranow of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; aunts, Pat Tullos Nichols (David) of Raleigh, Virginia Tullos of Carthage, and Maggie Brown of Terry; nephews, Robbie Russell (Vickie) of Pearl, Mark Russell (Jennifer) of Puckett, Ronnie Baldwin, Jr. (Whit) of Raleigh, and Jake Jones of Pearl; great nephews and nieces Logan, Dylan, Robin and Ruby; grand dogs, Karlee and Wrigley and his faithful little companion Molly.

Mr. Tullos worked in the trucking industry for 46 years and was currently working for Waters International. He was traveling to the MS Trucking Association Convention, an event he annually attended, when he lost his life here on earth and traveled to his Heavenly Home .

Lovingly referred to so many times as “Coach,” “Captain Jack,” or “Uncle Jack,” Mr. Tullos was a fighter and a survivor. He was a leukemia survivor of 21 years and had battled numerous illnesses and health issues since, but was always optimistic and unwavering in his faith about any obstacle that came his way. He always carried himself with a larger than life presence that made everyone love him. He loved LIFE, loved his family, coaching, hunting (mainly because of the fellowship of his “Red Dog brothers”), riding motorcycles, spending time with his former classmates, spending time at Eagle Lake, mission trips with the youth in his church and mentoring young people, and the Ole Miss Rebels. But, he lived for Pearl Pirate Football and any other Pirate event he could attend with a full supply of yelling, cheering and encouragement He loved his mama’s cooking and had been on a mission since she passed in 2009 to replicate many of her dishes. He loved outings that involved Abner’s chicken, Sonny’s bar-b-que, Crawfish Barn, and a “a good burger.” The reason he loved all of these things? Because he loved people, and all of those pastimes centered around people. He always wanted life to be one big party and did his best to make sure it was. A family friend made the comment that Jack loved every kid in Pearl….and, he did. Always having a joke on his lips and a smile on his face, he was adored and loved by all who knew him. He made the most of every second of the dash between his dates and truly left us with a legacy that will live forever in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pearl Touchdown Club or the Pearl Diamond Club.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Tullos was born May 17, 1954 to the late Chester Jack Tullos, Sr. and Edna Ann Tullos of Pearl. He had one brother– the late George Clayton Tullos of Pearl, and is survived by his two children, Shane Tullos of Pearl, and Kristy Tullos of Pearl, and his three sisters, Teresa Tullos Russell (Maurice) of Puckett, Pam Tullos Baldwin (Ronnie Sr.) of Raleigh, and Becky Tullos Jones (Troy) of Pearl. He is also survived by his special friend and companion of 12 years, Anna Ranow of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; aunts, Pat Tullos Nichols (David) of Raleigh, Virginia Tullos of Carthage, and Maggie Brown of Terry; nephews, Robbie Russell (Vickie) of Pearl, Mark Russell (Jennifer) of Puckett, Ronnie Baldwin, Jr. (Whit) of Raleigh, and Jake Jones of Pearl; great nephews and nieces Logan, Dylan, Robin and Ruby; grand dogs, Karlee and Wrigley and his faithful little companion Molly.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ronnie Baldwin, Jr.
  • Jake Jones
  • Johnny McHenry
  • Mike Nichols
  • Mark Russell
  • Rupert Tullos
  • Timmy Tullos
  • Red Dog Game Management, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Chester Jack Tullos Jr.

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DeLain Israel

June 12, 2018

I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Jack. Although Jack was a few years ahead of me in school-we always had such wonderful talks when we ran into each other. I had the honor of waiting on Jack at the Bank for many years. When I retired four years ago from Banking-One thing I knew I would miss was seeing all the customers. Jack and I would have wonderful conversations at the Bank. He would laugh/I would laugh. Jack will sure be missed by all of his Loved ones. May Our Lord And Savior Wrap His Arms Around Jacks Loved Ones And Guide All Of Them Through The Tough Times Ahead.

Donald Thurman

June 11, 2018

For as long as I can remember, Jack was Pearl; sports, community, civic, church, neighbor, friend. From my years playing high school sports to my years watching high school sports. There was Jack. Even when I went off to college, he would always ask and genuinely care about what was happening and kept up with me in all I did. I can remember some late nights at Pearl Day Tournaments and even though Jack may have not been playing at the time, he was still busy socializing. So may qualities and so much character.

You will never duplicate that thunderous voice or that contagious laugh. Life was a party for him and he never met a stranger. He made everyone around him better. While I regret future Pirates will not meet him on this earth, I know Ol' Jack will be watching every down, free-throw, pitch or sprint that happens at Pearl Cove.

My prayers are from his family. A man like this is hard to forget, but I pray each one of you hold on to ALL of the memories Jack provided and take comfort in knowing he now has a place beside our Lord and Savior. I'm sure St. Peter has already laughed with him a few times already.

God Speed Jack. You will be missed but you WILL NOT be forgotten by so many.

Pam Clark

June 11, 2018

This man loved his family. I just watched the picture movie/video and it brought so many smiles and happiness to me at this sad time for me to see how much love and joy Jack spread to so many. Shane and Kristy and the entire family, I am thinking of you and I am so very sorry for Jack's short time on this earth. Sincere hugs and love to each one of you from Pam Clark and the Clark family.

Dee Kennedy

June 11, 2018

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was one of a kind that truly loved life and lived it to the fullest. He’ll be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Mack and Dee Kennedy

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