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Kiker-Seale Funeral Home

338 Locust Street, Colorado City, TX

OBITUARY

John W. Bullock

April 21, 1932April 24, 2020
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John Wilson Bullock passed away April 24, 2020 in Colorado City. John was born in Colorado City, TX to Sam and Maggie Bullock April 21, 1932. As a child, he lived in the China Grove community in Scurry County, TX, but moved to Westbrook, TX at age three. He graduated at Westbrook High School in 1949 and graduated from Hardin- Simmons University in Abilene, TX in 1953. He served several churches in various positions, serving as minister of music, religious education, youth, and church administrator in churches in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Missouri. After retirement, he served as bi-vocational minister of music at Oak Street Baptist Church, Colorado City, for twenty years from 1993 to 2013. After retiring from full-time church work, he worked for the Texas Workforce Commission for five years, then as a school bus driver for Colorado Independent Schools three years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Maggie Bullock, a brother, Earl Bullock, and two sisters, Judy Ruddick and husband, Lawrence Ruddick and Nell Leach and husband Floyd Leach. His father, Sam Bullock, was County Judge in Mitchell County, Texas for ten years beginning in 1949. He was also preceded in death by his mother and father in law, Birdie and Arthur Kelley, who owned and operated Kelley's Shoe Store in Colorado City. John married the love of his life, Marion Kelley Bullock in Colorado City January 30, 1953. She preceded him in death March 22, 2016. He is survived by three children, RuthEllen Hall of California MD, Valerie White of Loxahatchee FL, and David Bullock of Dallas TX. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Chris Hall and wife, Kelly and, Cherise Hall of California, MD and William Bullock and wife, Jerrica, of Abilene,TX. William was adopted by John and Marion and raised as their child. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Hannah, Thomas and Trevin. As a charter member of the widely acclaimed CenturyMen choir, John traveled the world with 100 auditioned music ministers. During John's tenure with the group, the CenturyMen were Grammy Award finalists, nominated for Dove Awards, and traveled throughout the United States and around the globe sharing the gospel of Christ through music. This choir has produced a number of Christian music albums. Also, he was a member of the Singing Men of West Texas, serving as treasurer of this choir for ten years. Tours with this choir included those to New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and the Big Bend area of west Texas. He participated with this choir in many Christian concerts across west Texas.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Memories

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Rodney Simmons

May 28, 2020

John served as Music & Education Minister at First Baptist Church in Olney, Texas, and it was my privilege to sing in the choir and "fill in" for him in his absence. John was a super kind and gentle man, and he always gave me wise counsel and encouraged me to develop my singing and leadership skills. Because of John's and others' encouragement, I became the bi-vocational Minister of Music at FBC Olney. I have great memories of him in Olney.

RuthEllen Hall

April 30, 2020

My dad, John W. Bullock, was a lot of fun! He and my mother loved playing games with family and friends around the kitchen table. Balderdash, Chicken Foot, and Trivial Putsuit were among our favorites whenever we got together. He also loved telling funny stories and jokes. His laughter was infectious, and whether his joke was actually funny or not, he could always make us laugh!

Jerry Bullock

April 29, 2020

Johnny and I were the youngest of a crowd of cousins from the nine children of John C B Bullock. Our Grandfather brought his family by covered wagon from Brazos County to Scurrey County in 1894. My dad, Arthur, was born in 1901 on their farm, the youngest of the nine. Johnny and I were. Born just months apart in 1932. He came to San Antonio to see us last year. I had hoped to go to Colorado City to visit him this year. As children we spent time together every summer. I will have to put off our visit until we meet in Heaven

Karen & Paul Bechard

April 28, 2020

John was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a godly man that served his Savior Jesus his whole life. He was my uncle and I loved him very much and he will be greatly missed.

Morris Leach

April 28, 2020

My mother and I lived with Pappy and Memaw Bullock. (John's mother and dad) while my dad was in India during world war two. I can still remember sleeping with uncle Johnny, and listening to Fiber McGee and Molly on the radio at night. John was a kind and caring guy and I thought of him more as a big brother than an uncle. He was always one of my heroes, and I will miss him very much.

Eric c Dyer

April 28, 2020

I think about Johnny. And me good times. Having going out for me. Dennis. And. Marcy. Morris. Tana At the Morris and tans house. Every nice visit. And taking a lots
I’m really missing you. Johnny.

Tana Leach

April 28, 2020

Such a “good” , Godly man. What a blessing to have the opportunity to love and know “Johnny”.
I married into the family in 2006 . “Johnny” performed mine and Morris Leach, ceremony at “Peaceful Pines” on Cherry Creek in Colorado City. The precious memories made with “family” will always be a Special gift from the Lord.

Thank you “family” for including so many precious pictures.

Bentley Gwyn

April 28, 2020

John was an awesome music minister through his skill and leadership. I was pastor at Oak Street for a time while he was there. I greatly appreciate his Christ-like service.

Roger Crawford

April 27, 2020

He is a guardian who watched over my antics as I stayed over at his house so many nights listening to his stories and sharing laughs. I remember a voice that I could never forget and the whitest of hair. A dominant male figure in my life for over 2 decades that was never shy about sharing his faith. I find it hard to remember another soul quite as elegant that has blessed me with patience and laughter aside from his wife of course. I have dozens of memories but camping with him is definitely one of the fondest memories as he was headbanging and entertaining mine and William Bullock's questionable taste in music. Reminiscing on his adventures though the 60's with unbelievable detail. We couldn't stop asking questions and soon enough he was a child again with us. In those moments I truly felt like adulthood wouldn't be as terrifying as it sounded. Thank you John.

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