US Air Force

Donald Charles Pulley

September 29, 1944 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Tribute

Colonel (retired) Don Pulley, passed away in January. Born in Nebraska, he grew up on a farm in Indiana. He joined Air Force ROTC at Purdue University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He went on to earn a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of West Florida.

During his nearly 27-year career with the US Air Force, he received numerous honors, including the Legion of Merit, Air Force Commendation Medal, Stewart Award for Excellence in Program Management, and multiple Meritorious Service Medals. He retired as Assistant Vice Commander and, following his military service, ventured into consulting, other military positions, and teaching at the University of West Florida.

Outside of his professional life, Don was an extremely active member of Kiwanis for close to 30 years. He held various Kiwanis leadership positions, including President of the Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club and Division 1 Lieutenant Governor, and mentored new members as Division 1 Trainer. He also co-founded the Freeport-South Walton Kiwanis Club. One of his favorite roles was as K-Kids advisor at Edge Elementary School.

A long-time leukemia survivor, Don enjoyed woodworking, photography, flying aero club aircraft, and working on his '67 Camaro. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law, a brother and sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, a niece, and his three miniature schnauzers.  Don is lovingly remembered by his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, and nieces and nephews.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 12, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home
1405 John Sims Parkway E
Niceville, FL 32578

Funeral Service
Friday
January 12, 2024

11:00 AM
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home
1405 John Sims Parkway E
Niceville, FL 32578

Committal
Friday
January 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Barrancas National Cemetery
1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL 32508

Donations

American Parkinson Disease Association
PO Box 61420 Staten Island, NY 10306 Phone: 800-223-2732, Staten island NY 10306
Tel: 1-800-223-2732
Email: apda@apdaparkinson.org
Web: https://www.apdaparkinson.org/

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