He was born a son of the late Richard Sullivan and Beatrice Poole Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca M. Sullivan of the home;four daughters, Cynthia (Stephane) Williams, Alicia Sullivan, Krystal (LaKenzie) Foggie all of Laurens, South Carolina, and Bridgett Sullivan of Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Bryan (Amanda) Sullivan of Tampa, Florida, and Jarvis Sullivan of Laurens, South Carolina; one step-daughter, Quintina Madden of Hampton, Virginia; one step-son, Timothy (Jacoby) Madden of Hampton, Virginia; three brothers, Reverend Guy (Ojetta) Sullivan, John “Sonny” (Essie) Sullivan both of Laurens, South Carolina, and John Wheeler of Belton, South Carolina; three sisters, Carolyn Sullivan, Theresa (Keith) Allen both of Laurens, South Carolina; and Linder Davis of Pascagoula, Mississippi; one aunt, Bernice Mack of Santa Maria, California; seventeen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Dr. Jefferson McDowell and Rev. John Booker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.