Charles Henery Bullock of Mesa, Arizona passed away on November 29th 2018 at the age of 84. He was born September 26th 1934 in Gadsden, Alabama to Charles Fleming Bullock and Irene Cook Bullock. Chuck lost his mother at the age of five. He was then raised by his mother’s parents. Chuck was always thankful for all they did for him and loved them dearly. He joined the Air Force at the age of 18, serving in Japan, and returned back to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City where he met Carolyn Joyce Hysell. Chuck and Carolyn immediately fell in love and became best friends. They tied the knot in 1956, creating 62 years of wonderful memories. Chuck and Carolyn had five beloved children; Amanda, husband Tim Burgess, Sharon, husband Wade Shipmen , Charlie ,wife Joslin, Debbie, husband Kevin Duke, Tom ,wife Kori. Chuck was also blessed with 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, whom he loved and adored. Chuck worked with Hunter Engineering Company for over 40 years. He was always very grateful for the opportunity and for lifetime friendships he made throughout the years.
Over the years Charles and Carolyn enjoyed many adventures in their motor-home traveling across the country to Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe (just to name a few). Treasured memories were made four wheeling, rafting on the Snake River and camping with family. They also loved taking cruises with family and friends. They traveled to the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Alaska and many other locations on the open seas.
Chuck was dearly loved and lived a very blessed life. He truly loved having family and friends around him where he entertained them with his larger than life personality. Chuck often spoke of his many fond memories in Iowa of the time spent with Romona, Robin, Robert and Sheila. He loved them all very much.
Chuck just didn’t live life, he loved life and did it “HIS WAY”.
Preceded in death by grandparents Minnie and Papa Cook, mother, Irene Cook, father, Charles Fleming Bullock, sister Elenor Greene, daughter Sharon Shipmen, grandson, Timothy James ( T.J.) Burgess.
Survived by wife, Carolyn , children, Amanda, Charlie , Debbie and Tommy, daughter-in-law’s , Joslin and Kori, son in-laws, Tim Burgess and Kevin Duke, grandchildren, Bradley Burgess, Austin Bullock, Ashely(Duke) Fischer, Kevin Duke Jr., Heath Bullock, Jacob Burgess, Miranda Burgess, Amber (Bullock) Kuseski, Brandon Duke, Charles Bullock III, Taylor (Duke) Giddings, Brady Bullock, Brittney Burgess, Kyle Bullock , Aubree (Bullock) Neeper, Thomas Bullock Jr., great grandchildren, Peyton, Joie, Alexis, Rylie, Sophia, Landon, Dallas, Jesselyn, Titus & Avery. Sisters, Linda Bullock and Star (Bullock) Needham.