Dennis Ray ''Pedro'' Bullock
Dennis Ray ''Pedro'' Bullock, 65, of Emporia, VA died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends, after a long illness.
He was born in Roanoke Rapids to Curtis and Annie Cross Bullock.
Dennis attended Roanoke Rapids High School. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam era, ending his career as a Gunnery Sergeant after 15 years, when his father-in-law became ill and was asked to take over his family business. He was the President/Owner-operator of Greens Service Center, Inc., T/A Emporia Muffler and South Hill Muffler and Exxon’s Towing until his declining health in 2012, when he handed the family business in Emporia over to his sons to carry on.
Dennis was the past President of the Richmond charter of the Virginia Towing and Operator’s Association. An avid sportsman, he loved hunting, four-wheeling, cooking and camping, especially at NASCAR races. He loved his Dallas Cowboys!
As Dennis would say ''I Lordy Steve''; ''SARLIB''.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Greene Bullock, and their two sons, Brian Bullock and his wife, Missy, and Kevin Bullock and his wife, Tracy, all of Emporia; his parents, Curtis and Annie Bullock of Littleton; grandchildren, Lee Bullock and his wife, Brittney, Courtney Bullock and her fiancee’, Dustyn Sampson, Matthew Bullock, Hunter Bullock and Graden Bullock; great-grandson, Trey Bullock; brother, Jerry Bullock and his wife, Bunny, of Roanoke Rapids; sister, Maria ''Sug'' Bullock and her partner, Sue Chinn, of Spokane, Washington; and numerous aunts, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Dennis will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids with Rev. David Martin, Minister at Gaston Church of Christ, and Rev. Warren Exline, retired family minister and friend. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids with Military Funeral Honors.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his church, Gaston Church of Christ, P.O. Box 730, Gaston, NC 27832 or The Hospice of Virginia, 1700 Bayberry Ct. Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23226.
The flag in front of the funeral home flies at half staff in honor of Mr. Bullock's service to his country.