William Francis Van Mullen Jr. age 43 passed away Monday morning, December 3, 2012 at his home in Smyrna, Tennessee after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born June 8, 1969 in Manchester, NH. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Sue Turpin Van Mullen. Also, two daughters, Savannah Noelle and Sierra Nicole Van Mullen. He is survived by his parents William Francis Sr. and Doris Van Mullen; A brother, David Matthew (Amy) Van Mullen of Burlington, Vermont. He is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and LaDema Turpin; His two brother-in-laws, Michael (Catherine) Turpin and Jon Turpin. Also, surviving are his nieces and nephews, Lucas and Miles Van Mullen, Briley, Reese, Cassie and Jennifer Turpin. He worked at Dell, Inc. as a continuous improvement manager. He graduated from the US Military Academy (West Point). Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M, Thursday evening, December 6, 2012, at First Church of the Nazarene, 510 Woodland Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Visitation will be at the church from 2:00 P.M. until time of the service at 7:00 pm. Graveside services will be Friday morning, 11:00 am at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Murfreesboro, TN. The family request, instead of flowers, donations be made to Team Emmett - research for esophageal cancer. www.TeamEmmett.org or Team Emmett, Inc. PO Box 3241, Brentwood, TN 37024. Online tributes madisonfuneralhome.net MADISON FUNERAL HOME (615)868-9020.