William Mauldin Sr.
in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on October 3, 2010
William Mauldin, Sr., 87, passed away Friday, October 1, 2010. He was a retired
Captain of the Atlanta Fire Department.
Born May 4, 1923, Captain Mauldin
graduated from Commercial High School before entering the U.S. Navy. During WWII,
from 1942 to 1945, Captain Mauldin served as a Gunner's Mate on the U.S.S. Ranger
and U.S.S. Bennington Aircraft Carriers.
After separation from the military,
he spent nine years as a professional baseball player. He played baseball for
The Nashville Vols, The Hopkinsville Hoppers, The Ottawa Giants, The Chattanooga
Lookouts and The Macon Peaches before joining the Atlanta Fire Department.
retirement from the Atlanta Fire Department in 1978, Captain Mauldin assisted
in forming the Fulton County Fire Department. Captain Mauldin was also active
with the Glenwood Hills Little League Association, the American Legion and the
Stan Musial Leagues.
Captain Mauldin was preceded in death by his wife,
Wyndolin Gauntt Mauldin. He is survived by his sons: Mickey (Judy) Mauldin of
Dacula and Chris (Laura) Mauldin of Alpharetta; daughter, Paula (Buster) Childrey
of Suwanee; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He is also survived
by his brothers: Jim Mauldin of Franklin, Marshall and David Mauldin both of Douglasville;
sister, Laura Sue Cabe; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive
friends at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill on Sunday, the third of October
from three until five o'clock in the evening. A traditional firefighters' funeral
will be held at the funeral home on Monday, the fourth of October at one o'clock
in the afternoon; interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Online
condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhillcom