Victor McMullen

Victor Rodney McMullen Sr., 80, of Udall, passed away Saturday morning, July 11, 2020, at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, July 17 at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

A memorial has been established in Victor’s name for Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery Center. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Born Dec. 28, 1939, in Wickliffe, Ohio, he was the son of Orville R. and Phyllis (Faulk) McMullen. He was raised and received his education in Wickliffe, where he graduated from high school in 1957. Following school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country.

He was united in marriage to Laurinda G. Saunders on May 7, 1962, in Lubbock, Texas, and moved to Wickcliffe, Ohio shortly after. Victor made his career in the aircraft industry, a job that took his family all over the world. They lived in many areas, including Greenville, S.C.; Athens, Greece; Dothan, Ala.; and Wichita. He retired as the director of the mod center at Boeing in 2002. After retiring, Victor and Lori started Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery Center in Udall, and later relocated to Wellington. Mrs. McMullen preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2006. Victor then returned to the Udall area.

In his younger years Victor enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles, work and racing cars. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 173 in Belle Plaine.

In addition to his wife and parents, Victor was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Balante, and a daughter-in-law, Amy McMullen.

His family includes his sons, Victor R. McMullen Jr., of Derby, Vince R. McMullen and wife, Quinnda, of Winfield, and Van R. McMullen, of Derby; his sister, Kathy Schermack, of Wickliffe, Ohio; his grandchildren, Valorie Chitty, of Kentucky, Brittany McMullen, of Springfield, Mo., Brandon Johnson, of the U.S. Marine Corp., Tabatha Rosproy, of Winfield, Colton McMullen, of Derby, Vincent R. McMullen Jr., of Wichita, Emily Ashford, of Derby, Victor R. McMullen III, of Derby, Beaux McMullen, of Derby, and Grant R. McMullen; and his great-grandchildren, Bradyn Persinger, Brock Persinger, Brylee Persinger, Sadie Ashford, Analeigh Chitty, AlexAnn Chitty and Adeline Chitty.

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