Pete Pulley Sr.


November 30, 2018 - 10:02 PM

Armand C. “Pete” Pulley Sr., 74, Iola, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Moran Manor. Pete was born on Jan. 18, 1944, in Iola, to James C Pulley II and Ethel Pulley.

Pete was a lifelong resident of Iola. He was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, in the Army 1967-1969. On March 22, 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 Dec. 28, 1984, in Iola.

Pete loved spending time with his family, and his caring spirit and love of people will be greatly missed by all.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters. Pete is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, Eric and Peppy Pulley, adopted children: Zareona, Taurus and LaPrincia, stepsons: Shan and Chet Williams (deceased Nov. 27, 2018); stepdaughter, Yolanda Samuel and husband, Peda; brothers: Odell Pulley and wife Vivian and James C. Pulley III; sister, Nancy Rice and husband Dennis; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A visitation with refreshments will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Venue at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service. A funeral service in honor of Pete’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 301 E. Madison Ave., 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


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