Willard T. Bullock III
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Willard T. Bullock III

Bonita Springs - Willard T. Bullock, 3rd, age 84, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Known affectionately by all as Bud, Mr. Bullock was devoted to his family, his faith, and his country. He was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, to Willard T. Bullock, Jr., and Mabel (Mosteller) Bullock. His father died tragically in 1943, leaving his mother to raise him and his three younger siblings. Bud attended Ridley Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware. He served in Europe as an ambulance driver in the U.S. Army. Bud married the love of his life, Barbara (Schollins), in 1965 and built his world around her and their four children. He made his career in financial services, working at Delaware Trust, First Pennsylvania Bank, CoreStates, First Union and Wachovia before starting FirstStates Financial Services Corp. with his good friend and business partner Ken Christian.

Bud was an avid golfer, both in Rehoboth Beach and Bonita Springs. He coached all of his boys in Little League, enthusiastically supported his daughter's love of the arts and traveled all over the country to cheer on his grandchildren in their various activities. A diehard Eagles fan, Bud held season tickets and attended games for 40 years. He loved gatherings with friends and family and was never hesitant to strike up a conversation, impressing all who met him with his warmth, compassion, and decency.

Bud is survived by his beloved wife of almost 55 years, Barbara; his children Barb (James), Bud (Nina), Andrew (Tina), and Michael (Liz); six grandchildren: Will, Addie Rose, Lucy, Audrey, AJ, and Emma Mae; and his brothers James (Elizabeth) and John (Dixie) and his sister Mary Anne. Bud was also a wonderful brother-in-law and a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The family is planning to hold memorial services in Delaware and Florida at a later date.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests making donations in Bud's name to St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, or to St. Agnes Catholic Church in Naples, Florida.





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Published in Naples Daily News from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2020.
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April 11, 2020
All the best to Barbara. Barbara, Bud, Janice and I had great success as well as fun in every golf tournament we participated in due to Bud's magical putting. I will miss stopping to talk with Bud every time I play the 8th hole at Reh. CC. Barbara, you have a great family and many friends, don't despair. See you on Rehoboth. Jay Conner
April 11, 2020
Bud and I worked together at Delaware Trust and he also coached my son Bobby in Little League. He was a good man and will be missed.
Bill Armstrong
April 10, 2020
My condolences to the Bullock Family. Bud was my supervisor at First Pennsylvania Bank, always a gentleman and funny, and Mrs Bullock would send Christmas cards even for a while after I left the bank. Always talked about his family.
Geraldine Thomas
April 7, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Bullock Family for the loss of your loved one, Willard, III, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
JW/JKH
April 7, 2020
Mary and I are so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He and Barbara were great neighbors and good friends to my parents in Wilmington, as well as visiting them in Charlotte, NC. Bill and Anna enjoyed those visits so much. God bless you all. Tom and Mary Carle
April 6, 2020
Bud was a great man.. he was one of the most polite men I've even known...always smiling and so easy going and always made you feel comfortable.. the host of host's ...going to miss you ..
Bob and Lynda Schollins
Family
April 6, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Bullock Family. I was very fortunate to have met Mr Bullock years ago when he would stay at the hotel I worked at when he traveled to his company in Wyomissing, PA. He was my favorite guest. We formed a wonderful friendship. He was a very kind and generous man. He will be missed dearly.
Wendy Stamm
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