This week we said “goodbye for now” to one of the behind the scenes leaders in the heirloom sewing industry – Joe Ross Pullen. Without Joe there would have never been a Martha Pullen Company. Many locally and abroad know Dr. Pullen as a pioneer and educator in implant dentistry. Others know him as a missionary dentist, relieving pain literally all over the world. Both are very true, but we at Martha Pullen Company know Dr. Joe as the backbone of Martha Pullen Co.
His unfailing encouragement, sound business advice and financial backing gave Martha the platform she needed to start and build Martha Pullen Co. His love for the Lord, his wife, family, friends, employees and patients is an example for all to follow. Dr. Joe, we love you and miss you. The memories you leave behind are vast – your wit, your smiling face and laugh, your many stories, all the crazy things you ate, your conch shell “trumpet,” your love for the beach and your global mission work … until we meet again.
– Kathy McMakin