Robert “Bobby” Bullock

June 3, 1953 - May 16, 2019
Robert “Bobby” Bullock


With loved ones by his side, Robert Lewis Bullock (Bobby) peacefully went to live with his Heavenly Father on May 16, 2019.

Born June 3, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa, Bobby is predeceased by his parents James O. Bullock Jr. and Dolores Moss Bullock and brother James O. Bullock III.

He is survived by his wife Judy, sister Leigh Pope (David) of Carolina Beach, NC, brothers, David Bullock (Pam) of Durham, NC., Richie Bullock of Carolina Beach, NC., sister-in-law Gloria Chapman (Dennis) of Cheraw, SC., and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and his sweet dog, Dylan.

Growing up in a Navy family, Bobby fell in love with the beauty of the coast. After graduating from Northern High School in Durham, NC., he moved to Wilmington, NC to attend school and decided to make Wilmington his home. He was a pressman with the Star News for over 23 years.

One of his favorite hobbies was taking beautiful photographs of the NC coast, especially the Outer Banks. He liked to read books by Grisham, Conroy and about sports and music. He was a music lover from Beatles to Groban. He enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, tennis, golf and softball where he made lasting friendships. Bobby had a gift of being able to meet and talk to people. He will always be remembered for his friendship, kindness, determination and optimistic spirit. Bobby’s family and friends are kind, loving and devoted to Bobby. He has a wonderful church family at Sunset Park Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Webster and staff, Dr. Joshua Bowman and staff, WellCare, Lower Cape Fear Hospice and those at the Medical College of Virginia.

A memorial service officiated by Pastor Chris Wroten will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401. Visitation will be at the church at 1:00 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunset Park Baptist Church.

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  • May 18, 2019
    Ken Denne says:
    Enjoyed my time with you, Bobby..Rest in peace.

  • May 18, 2019
    Young says:
    My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. The pain and grief can be unbearable. The bible describes God as a God of comfort. May your family find comfort in God promise of the resurrection. (John 6:40) Which assures us that we will see our loved ones again.

  • May 18, 2019
    billy beasley says:
    Bobby played softball for years at Wrightsville Beach Parks & Rec where I worked. He was a fun guy and so nice. Prayers for the family.

  • May 18, 2019
    Bill ivey says:
    He did golf with Duncan an Ken at Reigalwood Golf coarse. I enjoyed the fellowship with him at-that time So sorry for the families loss. No more pain in Gods army now. God Bless all .

  • May 19, 2019
    Bonnie Hart says:
    My deepest sympathies. Psalms 94:17 reminds us "When anxieties overwhelmed me, you comforted and soothed me ". Hoping this brings comfort during this difficult time.