Charles David “Pops” Bullock

July 27, 1939 - February 19, 2020

It is with deep sorrow, but with much gratitude for a long and wonderful life, that Charles David Bullock, affectionately known as Pops, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the age of 80.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 27, 1939, he was a son of the late Frank and Katherine (Poffenberger) Bullock. Pops honorably served in the US Army Reserves. He retired from Chrysler after many years of dedicated service. A passion for horse racing, Pops went on to work for Delaware Park where he enjoyed watching the races daily and was an exercise rider for thoroughbreds. He held a membership with Oriental Lodge #27 AF & AM.

Pop’s flirty and fun-loving personality quickly made him a regular customer and a dear friend to many at Friendly’s and McGlynns Pub where he would greet you with a warm hello, big smile, and occasionally a brazen insult. He loved the holidays and was known to wear festive costumes for St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas, most notably as an elf, playfully asking the ladies to sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted from Santa.  Pops was profoundly loved and will be sorely missed by his family and the many friends he has made over the years.

In addition to his parents, Pops was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Bullock; sons, David and Donald Bullock; and sister, Catherine Bullock. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Ann Bray and Kimberly Michelle Bullock; sisters, Ruth Ann Marge and Elizabeth Ashley; brothers, Scott and Frank Bullock; stepdaughter, Stacy Wagner; stepson, Billy Wagner II; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a time of sharing will be held at 12:30 PM. Interment will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brennen School, Delaware Autism Program, 144 Brennen Drive, Newark, DE 19713.


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15 Condolences for Charles David “Pops” Bullock

  • RIP Pops, you will be missed by many, especially at McGlynns Pub. I always looked forward to seeing you there! Joe Gliniak

  • Pops we will miss your fun loving and trouble making personality- you always brought a smile to my heart and giggle at your naughtiness 💕- I will be looking for pennies from heaven ( how you love to hide them at Friendlys!) and remembering all the fun you brought to us all. RIP dear Man- you are missed❤️

  • RIP Pops gonna miss ya in McGlynns my UAW Brother

  • RIP Pops… will miss your sarcastic humour and friendship. Cheers.

  • So sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with you.. RIP Charlie

  • I’m going to miss you pop pop. We may had our differences in the past, but you’ll always be my grandfather. Love you.

  • We met Pops at McGlynns probably about 15 years ago. My husband and I were living on a houseboat at the time and were at the Summit North Marina. One day I mentioned to him that I really wanted a duck as a pet at the marina. Don’t you know, within a few days he was delivering two baby ducks to our boat. He got a real kick out of doing that. We named them Mich and Ginger (for michelob and gin our favorite beverages) and had them for a good while. They would visit the other boats and became mascots on our dock. Pop nicknamed us Quack Quacks and when he called us he would ask how the Quack Quacks were doing and thats how we would sign Christmas and birthday cards to him. Often, after we moved downstate, we would meet Pop at Dover Downs for lunch and “fun”. We will miss him and send our sympathy to his family and “extended family”.

  • I can only imagine the conversation you and Brad must be having. You were always on of our favorites. Thinking back on our trip to Wyoming and all the good times the 3 of us had. You will truly be missed. Love you Pops!

  • Charlie and I have gone back as friends since 1964 met Charlie at Chrysler and we enjoyed many years of friendship
    I’m truly sorry to hear abiut my friend my health is not good or I would be there to honor my friend
    Terry griffith

  • RIP Pops… Always the life of the party… Your humor, generosity, loving & caring ways will be missed dearly….I know God has a special place for you.. Always in our hearts forever❤️❤️❤️

  • Sorry for the family’s loss. He will be missed.

  • Pops was a living legend and will always remain that way in my heart. His cheeky humor was served fresh daily, and his kind heart was never closed. To know him was truly to love him. His standard greeting now seems a fitting farewell so for those who have gone before him, “Here comes trouble!” Rest easy my friend. You are surely missed. ♥️

  • You will be missed uncle charlie, you were one of a kind. I thank you for all the good times an the laughs we shared. i will hold dear the memories made as we traveled to Florida an the visits made to the house. Rest in peace uncle charlie you were a Renegade till the end. Love ya always -Brook.

  • What a shock to the soul. Hearing that Uncle Charles passed away. We could be here for decades talking about how fun, outgoing ,caring and silly person you are and this list could go on and on forever. You lived life on your terms and made the best out of any situation, you hated to see people sad and would do anything to get someone to smile. At Stephen and my wedding reception you had a blast and made everyone comfortable and made our drag queen friends enjoy performing for us all. God I’m gonna miss your homemade sauerkraut. Give a hug a kiss to my grandmom (your sister Kathrine Petkiewicz) and great grand-mom (your mom), my sister Dawn and the list of all of our other family members who have pasted aand touched our hearts in one way or another for me I miss them and you have been sadly added to that list today.

  • I will always remember the good times hanging out in the garage you were a great friend