Obituary for Lynn R. Bullock
MILLSBORO, DE – Lynn R. Bullock (age 76) of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 18, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with medical issues. He was born in Easton, MD, on August 1, 1944, and raised in Millsboro, DE. The son of the late T. Wesley Bullock and Grace Liden Thawley Bullock, he is survived by Bonnie Kay Baker Bullock, his wife of 53 years and childhood sweetheart; daughter Jodi Bullock Megee and her friend Russ Dillon; son W. Wyatt Bullock, husband of Kimberly W. Bullock; son Seth T. Bullock, husband of Billie Jo Casapulla Bullock; grandchildren: Chelsea Megee Dengler, wife of Daniel Dengler; Chase Megee and his companion Courtney Wilson; Lake Megee; Kade and Saige Bullock; Kole and Bryant Bullock; Katelyn Casapulla and Cheyenne Peet; great-grandchildren: Jax Dengler, Patrick O’Donnell, Brylee Megee, Isabella and McKenna Garcia.
In second grade, Lynn told Bonnie Kay’s cousin, “I’m going to marry that girl one day.” He did, after graduating from Millsboro High School in 1962, attending East Carolina College (now ECU), and graduating from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. His first career was as a funeral director, and in his later years he served as Director of the Sussex County Local Emergency Planning Committee but is best known for his career with the Delaware State Police where he wrote and taught courses. Captain Bullock retired as Commander of Troop 4 after serving at the Academy, Traffic Section, and Troops 4 and 5.
He will be remembered as a long-time public servant, local hero, and respected leader. He served Millsboro as a Councilman and Mayor and volunteered with the Millsboro Fire Department since 1967, serving as President and Chief Engineer among other roles. He received numerous awards including DE State Firefighter of the Year, DE State Fire Policeman of the Year, Millsboro Fire Company Ned Carey Award, and was inducted into the Delmarva Fire Association Hall of Fame. Lynn was an EMS driver for 15 years and a member of the EMS Board.
He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church. Passionate about wholesome activities for young people, he was a coach, manager, umpire and chief umpire at the Millsboro Little League park, where many of the youth he influenced are now grown and following his example. He served as the president and secretary of Millsboro’s Cemetery Committee for so long he had most of the plots memorized.
Lynn enjoyed exploring back country roads for graveyards and historic markers, researching and recording family genealogy, writing short poems, playing cards, watching westerns, rockin’ to 50s music, was an avid whistler, and had an ornery streak. Besides watching his grandkids play sports, his favorite hobby was golf. He played two or three times a week, traveling with his Indian River Senior Center Golf Club foursome to various places. Above all, Lynn enjoyed spending time with those he held most dear.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, with a second viewing on Saturday, the 27th at Grace UMC, beginning at 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Millsboro Cemetery. In compliance with the Covid 19 restrictions masks and social distancing will be required for all services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church www.gracechurchmillsboro.com or the Millsboro Fire Company www.millsborofire.com.
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