William F. Bullington (1924 - 2015)

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Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6 William "Bill" Franklin Bullington, 91, formerly of Sterling, Alaska, passed away peacefully and went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Dec. 30, 2015, at Alaska Veterans & Pioneers Home, Palmer, Alaska. William was born on April 19, 1924, in Martin, Tenn. He came to Alaska in 1950, where he first met and later married his wife, Maxine D. Bullington, in 1958. They lived in Chugiak, Alaska, from 1958, until moving to Sterling in 1982. In 1964, Bill and Maxine began caring for foster children and over the years had 39 children. Bill was actively involved with Sterling Baptist Church, Sterling Senior Center and Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary. Bill was in the U.S. Army Air Force 1942-1946, and the U.S. Air Force 1947-1962. Bill was part of B17 and B24 crews during World War II and received the Distinguished Service Cross among other citations. He was part of the Air Offensive Europe and saw action in Normandy Northern France. In 1950, he was transferred to Elmendorf Air Force Base. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1962, he worked for the Civil Service as an aircraft mechanic at Elmendorf AFB until his retirement in 1980. Bill loved to walk his dogs, work on his many home remodel projects, plow snow with his tractor and bird watching. He loved to help others in need, laugh, go out to eat, tell stories, share the gospel and spend time with his family and friends. William is survived by his brother, Dave Bullington; daughters, Monica Wood, Jeannie Luna, Marie Caruso, Doris Steininger and Jacqueline Magre; sons, David Hames, Joseph Hames and Robert Apok; 25 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the Cross Country Church in Wasilla, Alaska, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cross Country Church or the Sterling Senior Center.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 7, 2016
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