Bobby Joe Bullard, 77, of Newark died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Weslaco.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Aurora Baptist Church in with burial in Aurora Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Withers will officiate.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Pallbearers include Daren Hayden, Loren Hayden, Branden Hayden, Johnny Bullard, John Bullard and Austin White. Honorary pallbearers include Tanner Hayden, Race Hayden and Colten Hayden.
Bobby was born June 29, 1936, to Burley and Virginia (Pike) Bullard in Fort Worth. He married Synda Schupbach July 4, 2007, in Wise County.
Bobby was a member of Aurora Baptist Church and the Mid-Cities Anglers Club. He retired from Bell Helicopter after more than 40 years of service.
He loved to fish, play golf, travel, shoot pool and dance. From the words of his grandson “his dance moves were legendary.”
Bobby will be remembered most for his love for people, laughter and enjoying life to the fullest.
He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Vaneta McDonald Bullard, in 1985; and his daughters, Deborah Youngblood and Sandra Bullard.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Synda Bullard, of Newark; son Johnny Bullard and wife, Susie, of Azle; daughters Vickie Long of Avoca, Iowa, and Barbara White and husband, Jack, of Weatherford; stepchildren Debra Patterson and husband, Gary, of New Jersey, Pixie Rippy of Crowley, Derek Newman and wife, Kim, of Lebanon, Mo., Loren Hayden and wife, Rachell, of Garland, Daren Hayden and wife, Becky, of Saginaw and Brandon Hayden and wife, Angie, of Mesquite; nine grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
Memorials may be made to Aurora Baptist Church in Bobby’s name.