|Michael Andrew Campbell McMullen|
|Date Of Birth:||August 7, 1985|
|Date Of Death:||May 11, 2010|
|Service Date:||May 15, 2010|
Michael McMullen, known to all who loved him as Mikey, was born on August 7, 1985 in Tallahassee, Florida and from the beginning he was a spark of energy in the lives of his family and friends. He died on Tuesday, May 11. He was a gifted athlete who loved playing soccer, playing on teams from early childhood through high school at Bloomington High School North. He served as co-president of the BHSN chapter of Habitat for Humanity. After completing high school, he attended Evergreen State College in Washington, and then transferred to the New England School of Photography in Boston. He became a skilled and passionate photographer with an interest in the unique architecture of the city and in nature. In addition to photography, Mikey was also a gifted musician who taught himself guitar as a young adult and pursued it on his own and with friends.
There is no doubt that Mikey brought a unique energy to the world. His spontaneity and witty personality brought laughter to those around him, often bringing humor to a situation in unexpected ways. In addition to his outgoing nature, he was also an avid reader and had a passion for history, philosophy, and politics. These interests were reflected in his strong convictions and deep set of values, which he lived out in his own quiet way. He loved spending time outdoors, camping and fishing with friends, and with them founded B.A.S.S., the Bloomington Angling and Spelunking Society.
Above all, Mikey cared deeply for his loved ones and was extraordinarily devoted to his family and close friends, many of whom have been with him since preschool. His compassion and loyalty, his sensitive heart, his laughter, and the creativity that Mikey brought to his music and art will be deeply missed by those of us who loved him.
Mikey is survived by his parents, Mary and Rick McMullen; and brothers Brad and Ben McMullen of Bloomington; his grandmother, Alice Benson of Sun City Center, Florida; his aunts and uncles, Sue and John Hicks of Bloomington; Ruth and Phil Bursi of Atlanta, Georgia; Neil McMullen of Clearwater, Florida; and his cousins, Katie Hicks, John Michael and Zack Hudson, John, Chuck, Alex, and Tommy Bursi, and Camp McMullen. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marcel Benson, and his paternal grandparents, Neil and Ruth McMullen.
Visitation for Mikey will be held Friday May 14, 2010 at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.
The Burial Office will be held Saturday, May 15, at 10 o’clock AM, at Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Dr. Linda C. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. A reception for family and friends at the McMullen home immediately follows interment. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Bradford Woods Outdoor Education Programs 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151 or the Bloomington High School North chapter of Habitat for Humanity 3901 North Kinser Pike Bloomington, Indiana 47404.