Death of James Park McMullen Jr.

MCMULLEN, JR., James Park, 85, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Valley Hospice Care in Steubenville, OH, surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 13, 1927, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Dr. James P. Sr. and Josephine (Porter) McMullen.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Dr. Jane (McMullen) Irmscher and his grandson, Robert Park Baron.

Former Brooke prosecutor remembered

WELLSBURG – Court and law enforcement officials who worked closely with former Brooke County prosecuting attorney James Park McMullen and even attorneys who represented the other side in criminal cases remember him as an honest and hardworking public servant.

McMullen, who was 85, died Thursday following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A graduate of Wellsburg High School, Bethany College and the West Virginia University College of Law, McMullen practiced law from 1954 to 2002 and served as Brooke County prosecutor from 1960 to 1972 and later as assistant prosecutor for several years.