George Burroughs Bullock Jr.

October 17, 1920April 9, 2014

George Burroughs Bullock, Jr. “Bill” of Juno Beach, Florida, and Little Compton, Rhode Island, died peacefully at this home in Little Compton, Rhode Island on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 93. Born October 17, 1920, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, he was the youngest son of Elizabeth Freeman and George B. Bullock. He was predeceased by his brothers Charles Carpenter and Thomas Brenton Bullock. Mr. Bullock summered in Little Compton, Rhode Island, all his life and is where he met the love of his life Marjorie Wellman when each was 16 years old. They married May 1, 1942; a marriage lasting over 70 years until Marjorie’s death in 2013. Bill grew up in Waban, MA and graduated from Newton High School in 1938. He attended Brown University, class of 1942, and served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman during WWII. Bill went on to become a leading international wool buyer, Director, and Vice President for Nichols & Company which later became Wellman, Inc. He established a renowned group of wool buyers from the midwest to the southwest and west coast. In 1947 he traveled to South America on a Pan America DC4 that took 57 hours from New York to Montevideo, Uruguay. Business travels took him also to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Europe. After 40 years in the textile business, Mr. Bullock and his wife settled in Jupiter Hills, Florida. At this time Bill and Marje began to earnestly and joyfully travel the globe together. Bill loved golf and was a member of the United States Senior Golf Association for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sakonnet Golf Club for over 70 years and maintained membership for many years at the Everglades Club, Seminole Golf Club, the Palm Beach Yacht Club, Jupiter Hills, the Agawam Hunt Club, and the Society of Colonial Wars. Bill greatly enjoyed playing many courses in and around Rhode Island with his good friends as part of the “Bengels” group. Bill was engaged in many generous philanthropic projects throughout his life. He is survived by his son, William G. Bullock and wife Pam, of Florence, SC; daughters Marjorie R. Bullock and wife Nina S. Harrison of Provincetown, MA and Monterey, CA; and Elizabeth W. Bullock and husband Stephen M. Jordan of Little Compton, RI; three grandchildren, Jason Nathaniel Cobb, son of daughter Elizabeth, deceased at age 6 in 1975; William G. Bullock, Jr., and wife Dixie, of Charleston, SC; and Rebecca M. Rubin and husband Kenneth P. of Rehoboth, MA. He also leaves four great grandchildren, Jade, Iris, and George B Bullock III of Charleston, SC and Alexander W. Rubin of Rehoboth, MA. The family would also like to express their deepest gratitude to Barbara Turnipseed for her 30 plus years of dedicated help, assistance, and support. The family would further like to thank Bill’s wonderful health team. A service of thanksgiving for the life of Bill Bullock will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00AM in the United Congregational Church, The Commons, Little Compton, RI. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, it would be gratefully appreciated if donations were made in Bill’s memory to The Bullock Fellowship, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1525, Boston, MA 02114, Friends of Little Compton Wellness Center, Post Office Box 171, Little Compton, RI 02837, or United Congregational Church of Little Compton, Post Office Box 506, Little Compton, RI 02837. Burial private.



  • A Service of Thanksgiving and Tribute Saturday, June 28, 2014


  • Burial Private

George Burroughs Bullock Jr.

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Garson Thomas

September 25, 2014

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

The Holder Family

July 24, 2014

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Suzanne Barnes

April 15, 2014

Missing the BEST.

Gramer L. Morris

April 15, 2014

Worked in Johnsonville, SC with Mr. Bullock.
Wonderful gentleman.

April 15, 2014

I worked with Bill for over 27 years in the Boston office of Nichols& Co. Inc/Wellman Inc. Bill had a wealth of knowledge of the wool industry and was ready to share this knowledge with those who worked with him. With the passing of Bill, another page is closing on a great industry.

John Saunders, Wellesley, MA

Leslie Rowell

April 10, 2014

Dear Will, Dixie and family, I am so saddened to read of Mr. Bullock's death. I will always remember his gentle humor and his kindness to me and to my family. What a treasure for you to have had him for so long. Love and prayers!