Obituary of Walter Harper Mullikin
November 23, 2017
Walter Harper Mullikin passed away peacefully in his home in Lake Wildwood, five days after his birthday celebration with family and friends. He was 95.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to William and LaVern Mullikin.
His career in aviation was an extra ordinary from his service in the Air Corps in 1944 to Senior Vice President of Flight Operations of Pan American Airways. In 1976, he commanded the Clipper Liberty Bell Express which set the commercial around the world record. In 1977, he commanded the Clipper New Horizon a round-the-world flight from San Francisco to San Francisco over the North and South Poles to commemorate Pan American's 50th anniversary.
His many interests included photography, gardening, entertaining, and church involvement. He was a consummate gentleman and his engaging smile, graciousness and sincere interest in others will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife Janet; daughter Jane Mullikin; sons, Walter Harper Mullikin Jr. and Robert Charles Mullikin.
He is preceded in death by his wife Marie Sarah Mullikin; daughter Ann Ledwidge Mullikin; and brother Harry Mullikin.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary