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William Edsel Bullard

November 9, 1931 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


William Edsel Bullard, age 91, passed away peacefully at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Bacon County Hospital.

Mr. Bullard was born in a farmhouse in Appling County on November 9, 1931, delivered by a midwife, to Willie Gary Bullard and Maggie Patterson Bullard. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 68 years, Kathleen Bowen Bullard; brothers, Jimmy, Kenneth, and Carroll; and sisters, Eris and Laura Ethel. Mr. Bullard was a retired ironworker with Local Union 597 Jacksonville and a master mason since 1962 Scottish Rite and member of the Shriner’s. He was also a proud member of Red Oak Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Sheila (Joe) Murphy of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; son, Neal (Dana) Bullard of Middleburg, Florida; grandchildren, Zac Murphy, Lexi Bullard, and Gabriel Bullard; and brothers, Wendell Bullard and Royce Bullard. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ron Ross and Rev. Robbie Gill officiating.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Lamar Deen, Hollis Bullard, Curtis Taylor, Mike Kistner, Corey Taylor, and Corbett Bowen.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Red Oak Baptist Church and Community.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.



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April 11, 2023

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery

Graveside Service
April 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery


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