Armand C. “Pete” Pulley Sr., age 74, of Iola, Kansas, passed away on November 27, 2018, at Moran Manor in Moran, Kansas. Pete was born on January 18, 1944, in Iola, to James C Pulley II and Ethel (Rogers) Pulley.
Pete was a lifelong resident of Iola. He was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969. He received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Soldiers Medal, and Marksmanship Badge. On March 22nd, 1969 he married Martina Finley. Their union was blessed with two sons. Martina preceded Pete in death on March 7, 1982. Pete then married Patricia (Miller) Pulley on December 28, 1984, in Iola. Together they adopted three children.
Pete was a machine operator at Haldex for 44 ½ years. Pete enjoyed working on and restoring vintage automobiles, especially El Caminos and Mustangs. He loved spending time with his family, his grandchildren were a special source of joy in his life. Pete never met a stranger and enjoyed visiting with many people in the community and at Walmart. Papa Pete/Uncle Pete’s caring spirit and love of people will be greatly missed by all.
Pete was also preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Clarence Washington, Kenneth Pulley, Gerald Pulley, Donald Pulley, Tony Pulley; and three sisters, Barbara Ricks, Berna Dean Coleman, and Mary Katherine Pulley.
Pete is survived by his wife, Pat of the home; two sons, Eric Pulley of Wichita, Kansas, Armand C. “Peppy” Pulley of Chanute, Kansas; three adopted children, Zareona Pulley, Taurus Pulley, and LaPrincia Pulley, all of Iola; two step-sons, Shan Williams, Chanute, Kansas; Chet Williams (deceased November 27, 2018); one step-daughter, Yolanda Samuel and husband, Peda of Simpsonville, South Carolina; two brothers, Odell Pulley and wife, Vivian, Iola, and James C. Pulley III, Kansas City, Kansas; one sister, Nancy Rice and husband, Dennis, Iola; seventeen grandchildren; he was also blessed with numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A visitation with refreshments will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the Venue at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service. A funeral service in honor of Pete’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 301 E. Madison Street, Iola. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery, Iola. Memorials in Pete’s honor are suggested to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.