Services for Edward “Ed” Nathaniel Bullard, 79, Tupelo are 10 a.m. Saturday
at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Ronnie Wade officiating. Burial will follow
at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Bullard died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at his home. He was born July 17, 1927,
in Tupelo to Horace L. and Lula Bryant Bullard.
He was an evangelist with the Church of Christ. He traveled to several states
working with church’s doing personal work and holding gospel meetings. He worked
for the railroad and was depot agent at Strang. He married Jolene Helen Reed
on March 17, 1948, at Strang. Mr. Bullard served in the U. S. Army, stationed
in Panama where he was a radio operator and later he attended Bakers school
and became a cook.
After moving back to Tupelo, he became a bus driver for Tupelo Public Schools.
He and his wife started playing music and had made several bluegrass and gospel
albums. They also had a radio program on KEOR in Atoka for several years. He was
associated with the 32nd Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Jolene Bullard, of the home; one daughter, Deborah A.
Kirkpatrick and husband Charlie, Denison, Texas; four sons, Edward N. Bullard Jr.
and wife Suzanne, Tupelo, Harmon L. Bullard and wife Fran, Rockville, Md., Bill D.
Bullard, Tupelo, and Buddy Bullard, Vinita; 10 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Sweat and husband John, Ada; and a
brother, Horace Lee Bullard Jr. and wife Maria, Ada; and numerous nieces, nephews
and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Lula Bullard and one brother,
W. H. Bullard; two aunts, Ruby Bullard and Bow Jennings.
Bearers will be Bryan Bullard, Steven Bullard, Danny Bullard, Larame Adams,
John Sweat III and Jason Matherly.
Donations may be made to Victory Home Health Hospice, 1502 S. Virginia, Atoka,
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