John C. Bullock Jr.

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John C. Bullock, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 29, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

John was born on December 11, 1931 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean Hopkins Bullock; daughters Nancy Bullock of Wilmington, NC and Cheryl Hartsoe of Glen Gardner, New Jersey; his sister Nancy Normark of Raleigh, NC and grandchildren Wesley Hartsoe and Miller Hartsoe.

John proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War and later graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a degree in pharmacy. After his graduation he moved his family to Wilmington where he co-founded the business Professional Pharmacy which flourished for many years. After selling the business he continued his pharmacy practice working for the New Hanover County Health Department. John was also active in real estate development and the acquisition and preservation of historic properties in downtown Wilmington among which are Chandler's Wharf and the Cotton Exchange.

He contributed his time and energy to many civic organizations and served as the president of Civitan, Wilmington Downtown, Inc. and Wilmington Executives Club and others. He also served on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC.

John was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was very dedicated to his church.

He was a highly respected businessman and was widely regarded as a man of kind words and charitable actions.

A Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 401 Grace Street at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Interment will be at Oleander Memorial Gardens in a private ceremony prior to the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Andrews Mortuary Market Chapel

Online condolences at

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012
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