Lawrence J. Pullen, 84, of Toms River, died Thursday, March 21 at Manchester Manor, Manchester.
Pullen was born in Hightstown and had resided in Freehold before moving to Lakewood in 1983. He later moved to Toms River. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 and was a mechanic for Nestle Company for 39 years before his retirement in 1991.
Pullen was a member of American Legion Post No. 54, an Ex-Captain of Engine and Hose Company No. 1 of the Freehold Fire Department where he served for over 25 years, Freehold Exempt Fireman's Association; Freehold Fire Fin and Feather Club; the Nestle Quarter Century Club; and a life member of the Deborah Hospital Auxiliary.
Pullen was predeceased by a son. Surviving are his wife, Irene Alexander Pullen; a son, Larry J. Pullen, Jr.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Higgins Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25 at the funeral home, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent.