Obituary – Allan Reese “Sully” Sullivan

Allan Reese "Sully" Sullivan. Sully was born July 30, 1946 in Miami, Oklahoma. He was the only child of Guy and Jean Millsap Sullivan. He received his Last Commanders Call August 7, 2014, from Agent Orange related illnesses, including lung cancer. Sully was united in marriage with Linda Coons on April 14, 1973 in Sedalia, Missouri.

Surviving is his wife, Linda; his Red Patch family; a cousin, Jim Sullivan of Kansas City, Kansas; and extended family members of the Springfield and Mt. Vernon, Missouri area. Allan is the son of Guy Sullivan and Joanna Ophelia "Jean" Millsap. Jean Millsap is the daughter of George Conway Millsap and Hannah Mae Rose. George Millsap is the son of Reese Thomas Millsap and Alameda Gaither,born April 22,1856 in Mt Vernon, Missouri. Alameda is the daughter of

George Ephraim Gaither, born May 15,1822 in Kentucky, & Elizabeth Collins. Geroge Gaither was killed by Rebels in the Civil War Nov 21,1862 near Mount Vernon, Missouri.

He attended school in Mt Vernon, Missouri, graduating in 1964. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University. Sully was a lifelong worshiper in the Presbyterian faith with affiliation at his home town church in Mt. Vernon. Sully was a proud military veteran following thirteen years of service in the United States Air Force. He served in Vietnam and in the Philippines with an elite Intelligence and Reconnaissance group called the Red Patch. The bonds formed with his fellow Red Patch Brothers continue today. Following Military service, Sully worked for the Wichita Public Schools Security department, retiring in 2004 from South High School. Sully was active in many Veterans organizations, including the Haysville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6957, 40 & 8 Voiture #58, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans Association, and Vietnam Security Police Association. His commitment to meeting the needs of fellow veterans was ever present. 

Memorials in Sully's name can be made to the Voiture #58 Nurses Scholarship Program, VFW Children's Home, the South High JROTC program, or an organization of your choice.

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