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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

Kenneth Saunders Mulholland

October 11, 1936May 16, 2020
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Ken Mulholland, 83, came face to face with Jesus on May 16, 2020 after battling multiple illnesses over the last few years. He is survived by his faithful and lovely wife of 63 years, Charlotte. He is also survived by a son, Mike and his wife, Leta in Bradenton, Florida and a daughter, Laura and her husband, Paul in Round Rock, Texas. He had three grandchildren, Casey and Morgan in Bradenton and Tanner in Round Rock. He is survived by his brother, Fred, also from Tampa. He was preceded in death by his loving and self-sacrificing parents, Jack W. Mulholland and Maudie B. Mulholland and his brother, Richard.

Ken was born in Tampa, October 11, 1936 and attended Cleveland Elementary, Memorial and Sligh Junior Highs and Hillsborough High School. Charlotte and Ken met while in high school and were married May 31, 1957 in Atlanta. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree, Cooperative Plan. He was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army for over seven years. His tours included VII Corps in Germany, Fort Rucker, Alabama as an instructor pilot, and South Vietnam. He was proud to have served with the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, South Vietnam, 1967-68. In Vietnam he was an Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader, Unit Standardization Pilot and Unit Operations Officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal w/clusters and the Army Commendation Medal. He is a past president of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association of Florida, VHPAF. Ken enjoyed the camaraderie in VHPAF, especially when he could say “Welcome Home” to another Vietnam Vet. Often he spoke about his Vietnam experience at local high schools. He retired from Davy McKee Engineers & Constructors in Lakeland and Badger/Raytheon Engineers & Constructors in Tampa. He was an independent consultant during the 1980’s DBA Mulholland Planning. His consultant work was in Norway, Quebec, Australia, Venezuela and Florida. Later he flew an Enstrom helicopter for his brother Richard’s land development business. In 2012, the Tampa Egypt Temple Shrine presented Ken with their Community Service Award.

He loved his family and they were his whole life. Ken and Charlotte were blessed with two loving children. Their grandchildren started the good times all over again. Ken centered his life on the Lord, family, our wonderful country and baseball. Ken received Jesus as his savior and was born again on March 1, 1970. He was a Sunday school teacher, taught bible studies and assisted in prison ministry for a number of years. His children were raised in the church and were active in youth groups. He always said, “Kids need to be around a church when growing up.” Ken was active as a coach in the Army and served on the board of Temple Terrace Little League during the 70’s along with King High School Booster Club service.

Honorary pallbearers for services are Doug Mulholland, Mason Mulholland, Paul Cole, John Chilton, Casey Mulholland, and Tanner Cole.

Visitation will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 22, 2020 and a funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00 pm at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood, 3207 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa, Florida. A private, military burial will take place at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Doug Mulholland
  • Mason Mulholland
  • Paul Cole
  • John Chilton
  • Casey Mulholland
  • Tanner Cole

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

Memories

Kenneth Saunders Mulholland

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Charles Schiro

May 21, 2020

The last time I saw Kenny was when he was about 15 yrs of age. George Kickliter and I went to his home to pick up Richard. I spoke with Kenny on the phone right after Richard died and I had no idea that he was having health problems. He is in God's care without a doubt.

Karen Lewis

May 21, 2020

Charlotte, Mike, Laura, and family we are sending love with prayers for you during this time. So many memories and a cherished friendship that has lasted thru the years. " Mr. Moe" is now in the presence of our blessed Saviour. I can see him rejoicing with my mom and dad with heaven receiving 3 beautiful souls!
With much Sympathy,
Karen, Jordan, and Jarred Lewis

Mike Rudd

May 19, 2020

Ken my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilot was one of the nicest and most honorable man I've ever known to be affiliated with him as a member of the vhpa FL was an honor and privilege

Above the best my friend

Karen Macaluso

May 18, 2020

Mike, Charlotte and Family -

So sorry for your loss.....Ken was definitely a man of integrity and humility and his love of his family was always first.

Sincerely,

Karen Macaluso

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