EASTLAND – Saul Pullman, 69, a native Eastlander, passed away Monday, June 22, 2010 in Eastland. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 P.M. Sunday at the Eastland City Cemetery, directed by Edwards Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church in Eastland at 1:30 p.m. following the graveside service.
Saul was the son of Henry and Tillie (Engelburg) Pullman. He attended schools at Eastland, where he excelled in football and track. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1962 where he was a member of the football and track teams, with one of his distinctions being in Southwest Conference broad jump champion. He graduated from the University Of Texas School Of Law in 1965. He practiced law in Eastland for over 30 years until his retirement several years ago. He attained the rank of Captain in the US Army JAG Reserves. He was a devout member and officer of the Eastland Rotary Club. He served on the board of Eastland Assisted Living Corporation and was a member of the TCU Ex-Letterman’s Association. He was an 18 year board member of Texas Council of Community Centers and a 20 year member of the board of trustees of the Center of Life Resources in Brownwood and was recently elected to serve on the Texas Council Risk Management Fund Board. A colleague aptly characterized Saul as follows: “He articulated his position with passion and clarity. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known, priding himself on asking tough questions – more than once if he thought it needed doing.” Saul was a world traveler, having hiked the Inca Trail in Peru and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Saul was defiantly “one of a kind” and will be missed by his many friends in Eastland and all over the world.
He is preceded in death by his parents and long time friend Tiger.
Saul is survived by his sister Mozelle Katz of Leesburg, Florida, his nephew Michael Katz, wife Gari and their children Justin and Stevie of Olney, Maryland and his niece Beth Caraccio, husband Mark and their children Mike and Josh of Harrison, Tennessee.
Memorials may be made to the Eastland Rotary Club or the charity of your choice.