Lt. Col. M. Chris Mueller, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Col. M. Chris Mueller, USAF (Ret.) 61, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Lockhart, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, after suffering an abrupt bout with acute leukemia. He was born March 8, 1946 to Emil (Sonny) and Helen Mueller and was a 1964 graduate of Lockhart High School. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball and was active in student government.
d Southwest Texas State University and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. He later earned his MBA from Webster University. He was commissioned into the USAF in December 1969 and earned his pilot wings in January 1971. He flew a variety of airplanes within the Military Airlift Command including the C-5A Galaxy until he retired in 1991.
He served in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal/2DEV, AF Commendation Medal/1DEV, AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor/3DEV and a variety of other medals. He also served in a support staff position for the Desert Storm campaign. After retirement, he continued his career employed by Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Ga. There, he advanced to the position of C-5M Deputy Director for Global Sustainment.
He is survived by one son, Jared Mueller and one daughter, Meredith Braendle both of San Antonio; his mother, Helen Mueller of Lockhart; brother, Larry Mueller and family of Santa Paula, Calif.; sister, Melanie Chamness and family of Houston; and two grandchildren, Jana and Andrew Braendle of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his father, Emil Mueller, Jr.
Visitation for Mr. Mueller will be Friday, Sept. 7 at McCurdy Funeral Home, in Lockhart from 6 – 9 p.m. with services being conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.The Rev. Bob Hahn of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. He will be interred with full military honors at the City of Lockhart Cemetery.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., (512) 398-4791.