Posted: Tue 8:25 AM, Jan 30, 2018
Funeral Home: Parkes Funeral home
Twin Falls - On Thursday, January 25 at around 2:40 in the afternoon, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son; Doug Pullin, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Doug left this earth doing what he loved, building equipment and helping others. At the time of his death, he was helping Dave and Tiffany Zortman, he and his wife’s very good friends, to rebuild their sawmill at Sticks and Stones in Shoshone Idaho. The sawmill had burnt completely during a range fire in 2017. He died with his work boots on. Gone from this earth in a split second to meet his Jesus.
Doug was the first child born to Bill and Mary Etta Pullin on March 5, 1960 In Twin Falls Idaho. He was raised in Twin Falls and Kimberly, graduating from Kimberly High School in 1978. He met Angie Hanes in November of 1982 and they were married on July 15, 1983. In the years that they were married, they lived in Lamoille, Nevada working on the Hooper Ranch, later moving to Murtaugh for a short time and eventually making a permanent residence south of Hansen, Idaho where Doug worked for a long time with his father Bill Pullin.
Doug did not buy equipment such as grapples and logging attachments, he could just look at new ones then go into his shop and build what he wanted, doing this during the winter months. The summer months were filled with logging, skidding, mountain air and long days of hard work. He logged in the south hills, Stanley basin, Sublet area, Wyoming, and most recently the Pomerelle area. In the past, he owned and operated Pullin’s Post and Sawmill which was started by his dad in the 70s, but with wood prices low and dedicated laborers difficult to find, he decided to contract out to other logging operations including working with Dave Roe (Pro Inc.) and Dave Zortman at Sticks and Stones. He had plans to start helping another good friend, Kenyon Blommer, with some mechanic and equipment work. He liked helping his friends, a hard worker thoroughly enjoying all that he did.
In his free time, he enjoyed watching Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Gun Stories, Western movies and the show Gold Rush. He and his good friend, Dan Zortman, had big plans of gold mining and panning. He also enjoyed metal detecting, target shooting, and reloading ammunition. His friends said of him “Doug knew how to be a friend” and anyone he met became his friend. He will be greatly missed.
Doug’s greatest joy was his family and spending time with his grandkids, they loved to pile on papa if he got on the floor. He was so proud of his wife Angie and the master’s degree she has been working hard to attain. He was a devoted father to his sons Jed, Kelly, and Bradley and was very proud of the fine men that each of them had become. He really loved his daughter-in-laws, Nikki and Megan, both he and his wife think of them as the daughters they did not have.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 34 ½ years, Angie; sons Jed (Megan) and their children MaryAnn, McKinley, and baby Jasper; Kelly (Nikki) and their children James, Jacelyn, EmmaLyne, and Isaiah; and his youngest son Bradley. He also leaves behind two sisters, Debbie (Marty) Tyree and Dee Pullin-Pulsifer; nephew Josh Tucker; nieces Jenifer McDonald, Danielle Tucker, Lisa Tyree, and, his mother-in-law Sharon Rogers, and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Mary Etta Pullin and his uncle, Leonard Pullin. A private family viewing will take place Friday, February 2, 2018 at Parke’s Funeral Home on Kimberly Road in Twin Falls at 5 p.m. The Pullin Family would like to welcome friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday February 3, 2018 at Eastside Baptist Church, 204 Eastland drive North in Twin Falls Idaho. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Eastside Baptist Church’s New Horizon girls home in Haiti or Stanton Healthcare in Twin Falls. These were both charities that Doug was passionate about.