|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1935|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 2013|
Ervin Dale Bullington went home to b with his Lord on September 16, 2013 after a year of batting a long illness. Dale was born February 9, 1935 in Marshall Mo, son of John Ervin Bullington and Hester Olene Shull Bullington. After moving from Marshall and living in several small towns in the area, the family moved to Bolivar Mo. where Dale attended and graduated from Bolivar High School.
For several years, Dale and his father owned and operated the Bolivar Locker Plant, creating the local favorite"Bullington Whole Hog Sausage". During this time he was also active in the local volunteer fire department where he eventually became fire chief. Dale then traveled to Phoenix Arizonia where he attended the local community college. On return to Springfield, his work led him to Kraft Foods where he eventually retired. He is also a 50 year member of the Bolivar Masonic Lodge.
Dale asked the Lord into his heart at the age of 22 and has served Him faithfully ever since. For the past 2 years hehas been active member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield. He enjoyed working with church members who needed maintenance at home from the Smart tam. When time permitted he was an avid craftsman, creating beautiful woodwork or refinishing wood pieces for friends and family. He was a long dedicated St Louis Cardinals fan and Springfield Cardinals seasom ticket holder, watching or attending games whenever possible. He never missed an opportunity to spend time with his grandchildrem or attend their various activities. He would never miss a chance to serve others, or to help some one In need.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his mother in law M. Dorlas Wills, one grandson Brett Hendrickson and brother in law, J.D. Cavener.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara Wills Bullington and by his son,Stan Bullington and wife Joan of Poplar Bluff Mo. step sons, Davis Marrs , J.Scott Marrs and wife Brigitte, step daughter, Julie Anne Hendrickson and husband Bob. one brother in law,D. Gerald Wills and wife JoAnn all of Springfield Mo. He is survived by one sister, Phyllis Sue Cavener of Republic.
Grandchildren, Todd Bullington, Julie and Steve Otto, Jim and Maria Childrss, Hannah Marrs, Katharine Marrs, William Marrs, Beth Anne Hendrickson, Bobby and Jennifer Hendrickson.
great grandchildren, Jacob, John and Bennett Otto, Sonnie Childress, Brett and Macy Hendrickson, Nieces and Nephews, Kim Wills, Melinda and Daniel Lohkamp, Gary and Jennifer Cavener.
Special thanks to great nieces and nephews, many close cousins, and the many close friends who have been so supportive and helpful during this time in Dale's life.
Visitation will be Thursday Septembe 19, from 5;30-7;30 Greenlawn East 3540 E. Seminole Memorial Service will be Friday September 20, at 11a.m. First Baptist Church,525 south avenue, Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Foundatiom or the Pateint Oncology fund, Mercy Health Foundation 1235 S Cherokee.
John Ervin Bullington (1913 - 2006)
Hester Olene Shull Bullington (1914 - 2004)
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: SANDI WILLIAMS ESTABROO...
Record added: Oct 07, 2013
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