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Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN

OBITUARY

Robert Daniel Bullington Sr.

May 2, 1936September 12, 2020
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Robert Daniel Bullington, Sr age 84, of Donelson, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Robert was born May 2, 1936.

He was preceded in death by daughter Tami Cravens, parents Carl and Lucille Bullington and twin sister Roberta Peach. He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his high school sweetheart Patricia; sons Bobby (Melinda), Ronnie and daughter Debbie. Grandchildren Daniel (Sarah),Christopher (Christy), Cori (Ryan), Jessica (Matt) and great grandchildren Autumn, Kingston, Braylen, Norah, Kinsley, Jaida and Eastland. He graduated from Donelson High School in 1954 and then MTSU and Peabody. While in college, he started working with people with special needs. This lead to a 40 year career in the states of Florida and Tennessee. He was a dedicated UT Vol Fan!!

Services will be held 11 am Friday at Hermitage Funeral Home with Bro Chris Dickens officiating. Interment to follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation with family Thursday from 4 pm till 7 pm and Friday 10 am till time of service at Hermitage Funeral Home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HermitageFH.com for the Bullington family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, September 18, 2020

Memories

Robert Daniel Bullington Sr.

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David Hartman

September 17, 2020

Very sorry to hear of the passing of "Bull". That's what we knew him as. He was a very good friend of my father Paul Hartman for many years. I really looked forward to seeing him at Tennessee Sports Fan and talking about the Vols. He was a super fan and a really good man. Sorry again for the family's loss. RIP Bull.

Sherry Campbell

September 16, 2020

My husband, Jerry, and I had a lot of good times at Rotary Park when our boys, Scott Campbell and Ronnie Bullington played ball together, We usually sat with "Bull" to watch the games.
I worked at UPS and knew his son Bobby who also worked there and we knew his daughter Tami. I used to go in the store where Bull worked at Opry Mills every time just to see his smiling face. He loved working there with all the sports gear. I think the name was Tennessee Sports Fan. He will be missed by many. He was a great family man and a big Tennessee Fan!!!!!!!

Joe Carobene

September 16, 2020

Met Robert in mid 70's when we both worked for the Dept of MHMR. I have been most fortunate to call this man my friend during the many years that have passed. Spoke with Robert via phone last week and as always we laughed about ole times, friends and cherished memories. Robert's professional career was a passion that defined him serving persons with disabilities in Florida and Tennessee. He never met a stranger and had a gift of making all who knew him laugh at his quick wit and that big smile. I'm blessed to have know him and I will miss my friend.

Leo Sullivan

September 16, 2020

A friend with a big heart and great sense of humor who will be missed by many...Glad I knew "Bull"

janice spillman

September 15, 2020

I have known Robert over 40 years; we have shared many work and personal experiences. We had the joy of working in the TDMHMR during the 'good ole days' and the anguish of losing family and colleagues along the way. Robert was a devoted family man and an avid U. T. football fan. In fact, his office looked like a U.T. gift shop. He had a remarkable recollection of details and was a gifted story teller. He often laughed harder at his stories and jokes than anyone else. What a hoot!
To the Family: I hope you are comforted by many wonderful memories and the knowledge that you did everything possible to make these last months the best possible. He loved you dearly. You are in my gentle thoughts and prayers. I care.
Best always,
Janice Spillman

Tirrill Parker

September 15, 2020

The 1st picture of Bull that comes to mind is that ridiculous orange huge cowboy hat or scalping tickets in front of Vandy's basketball arena. Even though I'm a VU graduate, he was kind enough to arrange for me to buy football tickets to the UT v. VU game at UT. We (and I mean VU) almost won that year if it hadn't been for a long sideline run. (I swear that the guy must have stepped on the line at least twice.)

Anyway, everyone will miss Bull's unique personality and me specifically, his jokes. Also, when we get together for lunch again as former and long-term DMHSAS employees, it will not be the same without Bull.

Rick Bradley

September 14, 2020

I was able to call Bob my friend. I work with Bob professionally and enjoyed time together with him outside our job. Bob was a wonderful husband loving father and my friend. Bob and I enjoyed many good times together and talked about many things including our love for support and our love of our family. I always look forward to talking with Bob and having interaction with him he brightened my day every time we talked. We laugh together and enjoyed many funny experiences both professionally and personally. My prayers are to his family at this time. It was a pleasure And I will miss him dearly. I know he is at a better place.

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