Richard Neil Bullis

March 23, 1933November 23, 2018

Richard Neil Bullis, 85, of Moulton, TX, passed away on November 23, 2018. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan, March 23, 1933 to Glenn and Kathryn (Hax) Bullis. Richard grew up in Saginaw, graduated from Michigan State University, served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1963 on both active and reserve status, and worked in business management until retiring in 1995. \ Richard married Margaret (Doerr) in 1957 and had four children, Susan (John) Bennett, R. Craig (Donna) Bullis, Daniel (Lisa) Bullis, and Donna (Jana) Bullis. Margaret passed away in 1991 after a lengthy illness. In 1992, Richard married Estalee (Gailey). In 1995 they moved to Moulton, TX. When asked, “Why Moulton?”, their response was, “After spending many weekends in small cities around Texas, it was the people in Moulton who were the friendliest!” Richard served his community in many ways, including: Zion Lutheran Men in Mission, Moulton Volunteer Fire Department, Moulton Chamber of Commerce, Moulton Jamboree Pie Contest (22 years), and Moulton American Legion Post 392. He was also a Life Time Special Children’s Committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister (Ann Straebel), and wives, Margaret (1991) and Estalee (2006).

He is survived by his special friend and companion of 10 years, Katie Johnson; his four children; his grandchildren: Sara, Alicia, and Sam Bennett; Lauren, Richard, Jennifer, and Maureen Bullis; Robert and Ryan Bullis, and Jeremy (Amie) Binkley, Laurabeth (Bryan) Buck, and Christine (Anders) Binkley; and four great grandchildren: Emery and Gray Binkley, and Eleanor and Alice Buck. Richard enjoyed and was so very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on December 1, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, Moulton, TX, Pastor Herb Beyer will officiate. The family will have a private interment at a later date.

Special thanks to Lavaca Medical Center (Hallettsville, TX) and Hospice of South Texas (Hallettsville, TX). In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church (301 N Hackberry St, Moulton, TX 77975), Moulton Volunteer Fire Department (205 W Cockrill St Moulton, TX 77975), Moulton Jamboree Pie


  • Glenn Bullis, Father
  • Kathryn (Hax) Bullis, Mother
  • Ann Straebel, Sister
  • Margaret Bullis, First Wife
  • Estalee Bullis, Second Wife
  • Susan Bennett, Daughter
  • John Bennett, Son-in-law
  • R. Craig Bullis, Son
  • Donna Bullis, Daughter-in-law
  • Daniel Bullis, Son
  • Lisa Bullis, Daughter-in-law
  • Donna Bullis, Daughter
  • Jana Bullis, Daughter-in-law
  • Katie Johnson, Companion
  • Mr. Bullis also leaves behind his grandchildren Sara, Alicia, and Sam Bennett, Lauren, Richard, Jennifer, and Maureen Bullis, Ryan and Robert Bullis, Jeremy Binkley and wife Amie, Laurabeth Buck and husband Bryan, and Christine Binkley, and four great-grandchildren Emery and Gray Binkley and Eleanor and Alice Buck to cherish his memory.

  • Zion Lutheran Church
  • Moulton Volunteer Fire Department
  • Moulton Jamboree Pie Contest Scholarship Fund
  • Hospice of South Texas


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Richard Neil Bullis

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Ginnie Engelman (Murphy)

November 29, 2018

Richard was a very close friend of mine and my late husband, Tom Murphy. Tom met Richard and Estalee running the loop around Memorial Park, when they lived in Houston. I remember Tom coming home from the park and saying, “You must come to the park and meet this remarkable couple!”
I did, and what joy they brought into our lives! Our exercise routine became so fun! After a loop or two at the park, we were introduced to breakfast tacos with a bucket of beer. There was one problem; keeping up with them… After we got home from a very enjoyable morning and winding down, we would comment with a laugh, “We have to find older friends, we can’t keep up!”
We attended as many of their social events as we could and had a blast every time. Fond memories of winning trophies for beer runs at Estafest, pie judging for Moulton Scholarships, Czhilispiel, Shiner beers …, so brilliant, so fun!
Richard will be kept in a very special place in my heart. He is a definite influence on living my life to the fullest and enjoying every moment.
Deepest Sympathy to Katie, Donna, Susan, Craig and extended family and close friends. May you find comfort with fond memories as do I.