Thomas Grant Bullock Sr.
Thomas Grant Bullock, Sr. FARMVILLE - Our Heavenly Father blessed us with His steward on earth, Thomas Grant Bullock, Sr. A dear father, brother, grandfather, and friend who passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the age of 86. We are comforted knowing that he will be warmly welcomed in God's Kingdom as he was a faithful follower of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our family is bound by a strong love and faith, and through the example of His grace, we are forever blessed. "Tommy" was born in Norfolk, VA on November 16, 1930 to Garland Isaac Bullock and Claire Barber Bullock. He graduated from Ayden High School and East Carolina College. He taught History and coached at Snow Hill High School. Later he worked for Collins and Aikman as the facility Human Resources Manager. After retiring from C&A, he was the owner of Bullock Courier Services and enjoyed serving the hospitals of Eastern North Carolina. Tommy never met a stranger and was happiest when he could entertain people with funny stories and by making them laugh. He believed laughter was good for the soul. He is survived by sons Thomas "Grant" Bullock, Jr. and wife Elaine of Stantonsburg; Frank Harper Bullock of Greenville; Kyle Lee Bullock of Fountain; and a daughter Claire Bullock Niver and husband Chris of Raleigh; granddaughters Anne-Claire Niver of Greensboro and Harper Elizabeth Niver of East Lansing, Michigan. He is also survived by brothers Garland I. Bullock of Melbourne, Florida and Leonard S. Bullock and wife, Anne of Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 64 years, Willa Rae Harper Bullock, as well as sisters Jessamine Claire Hester of Raleigh and Anna Elizabeth Northrop of Westport, CN. Family will greet friends on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12 o'clock noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Farmville United Methodist Church, followed by a 2 o'clock service of worship and celebration of Tommy's life. "Laughter is God's hand on the shoulders of a troubled world" In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to one of the following: Farmville United Methodist Church (4588 Church St., Farmville, NC 27828) or Farmville Community Arts Council (3723 N. Main St. Farmville, NC 27828). As published in The Daily Reflector
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