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Travis A. Bullington

Monday, December 20, 2010

Travis A. Bullington, of Marshall, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Marshall Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marshall, with Rev. Randy Shannon officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Marshall Cumberland Presbyterian Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born Feb. 4, 1925, in Weaubleau, he was the son of the late Jim Bullington and Ura Durnell Bullington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he saw action on Okinawa and spent 54 consecutive days and nights in a fox hole under heavy enemy fire. He was a member of a BR team whose job was to go out ahead of the other troops. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. On Feb. 4, 1949, in Weaubleau, he married Ramona J. Boyd who survives of the home. He was a building contractor building many homes in Marshall and surrounding towns. He built Marshall Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was a member for more than 50 years and served on the board of elders.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Diana S. Malan and her husband, Doug, of Marshall and Janet K. Bryan and her husband, Marty, of Marshall; six grandchildren, Craig Staley and his wife, Koby, Eric Staley and his wife, Crissy, Jennifer Kalyango and her husband, Yusuf, William Travis Bryan, Julie Bryan and Jon Bryan and his wife, Brooke; six great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Jordan Staley, Travis Staley, Quinn Bryan and Ragan and Isaac Kalyango; two sisters, Wanda Piper of Bolivar and Carolyn Casey and her husband, Phillip, of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Elzie Bransford Bullington.

Additional information provided per family recompense.