Robert Clifton Pulliam
Thomson, GA- Robert Clifton Pulliam, 87, of Wrens Hwy. entered into rest January 27, 2014.
He was born in Washington County and spent his teenage years farming with his parents. He began driving 18-wheeler trucks at the age of 21 and continued for the next 50 years. He was awarded a Three-Million Safe Driving Award with Brown Transport in Atlanta. He also drove for the Pulliam Lumber Company until November 1998 when he retired.
He enjoyed his time at home with his family, gardening, working with horses and riding with his two sons. He loved to play the guitar with his two sons, Buddy and Mike, his daughter, Cheryl and with brother, Hubert and numerous good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. and Melba Pulliam; a sister, Helen Downs; a brother, Lewis Pulliam; and his former wife of 57 years, Connie Daniel Pulliam.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; his daughter, Cheryl James (Craig) of Tucson, AZ; two sons, Robert A. “Buddy” Pulliam (Kim) of Otto, NC, and Michael Pulliam (Kim) of Clarksville, GA. He is also survived by one sister, Frances Tillman of Gibson, and five brothers, Hubert Pulliam (Betty) of Mitchell, James Pulliam (Zuline) of Newnan, Bobby Pulliam (Martha) of Savannah, Earl Pulliam (Barbara) of Palmetto, and Tommy Pulliam (Juanita) of Millen. He also has five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was an active member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and the Honorary Pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Pulliam officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Baptist Cemetery in Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sweetwater Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 1606 Wrens Highway, Thomson, GA 30824-8305.
Friends may call at the home of Ruby Pulliam, 2495 Wrens Highway, Thomson.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.