Robert L. (Bob) Bullington, 80, of rural Marshall, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at Marshall Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Randy Shannon officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Cumberland Presbyterian 50-year Endowment in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 11, 1930, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Floyd W. Bullington Sr. and Olevia Wade Bullington. On Aug. 7, 1949, in Marshall, he married Elizabeth McCloud who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life and in 1966 moved to the McCloud farm, where he loved the farm life of raising livestock and tilling the soil. He worked in home building construction, constructing all of his own homes, owned and operated Bullington Trucking Company, which hauled grain and farm products, and was a farmer. He was a 62-year member of Marshall Cumberland Presbyterian Church which was the center of his life helping the church in any way he was needed. He served as Sunday school superintendent, elder and a member of Men's Fellowship. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, water skiing, traveling to all 50 states in addition to Mexico and Europe, woodworking, crafts, carving and bird watching, of which he identified 163 species.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Becky Sue Nicholas and her husband, Tom, of Springfield, and Terry Ann Wright and her husband, Milton, of rural Marshall; six grandchildren, Jason Nicholas, John Thomas Nicholas, Jessica Lim, James Robert Nicholas, Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Wright; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Blackburn of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd W. Bullington Jr. and one in infancy.
Additional information provided per family recompense.