Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA


Donald Lamar Bulger

June 30, 1942March 14, 2020

Donald Lamar Bulger, 77, of Charles City, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

He started his own printing business, Bar-d Enterprises, Inc., and in later years, worked for Ebay and Amazon. He loved to work with young people, helping them learn about the business world.

He is survived by his partner of 28 years, Betty S. Sweeney; daughters, Donna Lynn Colburn (Roger) and Deanna Stuart (Daniel); three grandsons; sisters, Linda Cornatzer, Pat Waddell (Larry) and Sandra Wade; step-sons, Richard Sweeney and Don Sweeney; and co-workers, Elizabeth Layne and Rose Smith.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Washington Memorial Park.


  • Betty S. Sweeney, Partner
  • Donna Lynn Colburn (Roger), Daughter
  • Deanna Stuart (Daniel), Daughter
  • Linda Cornatzer, Sister
  • Pat Waddell (Larry), Sister
  • Sandra Wade, Sister
  • Richard Sweeney, Step-Son
  • Don Sweeney, Step-Son
  • Mr. Bulger also leaves behind three grandsons and co-workers, Elizabeth Layne and Rose Smith.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 19, 2020


Donald Lamar Bulger

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Karen Mortensen

March 19, 2020

Ms. Betty,
I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Pierce Gillenwater

March 19, 2020

Don was one of the most honest and hard working man that I had the pleasure of knowing. He was always willing to offer any help that you needed if he could and was constantly helping young people from his community. He was an extremely intelligent person about a lot of different areas, it often amazed me the knowledge he had. I can honestly say that I will miss him greatly! I can't wait til I can see him in the future.

Mylinda Cash

March 18, 2020

Mr. Don was a good man. He tried to help everyone by talking to them about life. He showed me how to do alot of different things. Always watching out for others. He encouraged me to always do better. He worked alot of people who had made mistakes in life and offered compassion and a new start.
At work he could be both patient and extremely demanding. At home he was kind and generous. He often talked of family and how blessed he was. Over time we became friends.
Mr. Don and Ms.Betty are wonderful people. I will miss you Mr. Don. Blessed to have known you and learned a great deal. Thank You for the good times. Thank You for standing by me in the bad times. Rest easy now. ♥️ MyLinda