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.