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Robert "Bob" Bullington Sr.

d. December 1, 2020

Robert “Bob” Bullington, Sr. took his final journey from the temporary dwelling of his human body and this earth, taking on his new healed spiritual body December 1, 2020 at the age of 80. He passed after a 2 month-plus battle from emergency surgery. His body could no longer endure. Bob was able to spend his last weeks under the care of his wife, Jo (JoLene) Bullington and son, Robert Bullington, Jr., a privilege never to be regretted.

After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country in Korea between wars. He worked with computers, breaking codes.  Computers became his profession for many years thereafter.  The following are decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations and ribbons that were authorized: Sharpshooter (Rifle), Marksman (Carbine), Good Conduct Medal. Bob was honorably discharged in 1963.

Born and raised in Texas, Bob later moved his family to Red River, New Mexico. He later retired with his wife to Alamosa, Colorado to be near his son, Robert Bullington, Jr. He was a member of the San Luis Valley Church of Christ. The Bullingtons made many cherished friends (chosen family) during those many years and shared many laughs and memories which they hold dear.

Bob is best described by others as someone who made people laugh. He had a quick wit and was a master of puns. He loved sports, mostly football, and was patriotic to a fault.

Bob Bullington is survived by his wife of 58 ½ years, Jo (JoLene) Bullington, his son, Robert L. Bullington, Jr (Laura), his brother, Gene Bullington (Winnie), his grandchildren: Autumn Lanning-Bullington, Jordan, Makenna and Michael Mileski, nieces: Cynthia Dombrowski (William), Lori Richman (Dan), Dana Watson (Mark), Shelly Clemens, nephew: Paul Bullington (Lisa), Kenneth Bullington, and cousin: Sally Martin, and dog Jess.

Predeceased:  beloved son, Edward Lee “Eddy Lee” Bullington (Feb. 22, 2006), a musician best known in Northern NM and Southern Colorado,, parents: Sophie and Gene Bullington, paternal grandparents: John and Elizabeth Bullington, maternal grandparents: Henry and Ellen Crouch, brother: James Bullington, nephew: Daryl Bullington, niece: Kathy Bullington, and dog Buddy.

We heap many blessings on ALL areas of the Veteran’s Administration, along with Visiting Angels, At Home Health and Hospice del Valle. Funeral arrangements are provided by DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos, New Mexico. Viewing and graveside services will be held in Red River, New Mexico at the Red River Cemetery Tuesday Dec. 8th at 3pm. Due to Covid protocols, masks will be required. Please remain in your vehicles to be called, 5 persons at a time, for viewing and for the service. No hugs, please, but lotsa kisses thrown!

In lieu of flowers suggested Charities:  Parkinson’s, NAMI/National Alliance on Mental Illness, American Forest Memorial Tree Tribute.    The family of Robert "Bob" Bullington Sr. has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 1-866-657-4019

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