Kenneth (Kenny) Ross Bullock, of Mineral Wells, TX. was born June 6, 1947 in Amherst, TX., the son of Thomas Gale and Floy Idella Bullock. He passed this earth on April 20th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age 73, at his home near Mineral Wells, TX. Kenny leaves behind his loving wife, Suzie, his son David Bullock and wife Karyn Bullock of Mineral Wells, son Brad Bullock and wife Leiana of Mineral Wells. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Cameron, Riley, Ross, Emma, Luke, and Ben, all of Mineral Wells. Kenny is also survived by a sister Kay Collom and husband Bob of Godley, TX. and sister Deborah Bullock of Bryson, TX., along with numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Kenny. Kenny was preceded in death by his sister Delores Shoemate of Idaho, and brothers Don and Larry Bullock, both of Graham, TX.
Kenny married Mary Susan (Suzie) Brassell on January 25th, 1969 in Mineral Wells, TX. They lived briefly in Graham, TX. before moving back to the Mineral Wells area in 1973 where they have made their home off Turkey Road for 47 years. Kenny and Suzie enjoyed 52 years of marriage and a bond that will never be broken.
Kenny was a graduate of Graham High School and attended North Texas State University before beginning a career in radio, working at radio stations in Graham, TX., Abilene, TX. and Mineral Wells, TX. He was the consummate radio professional with a booming voice. In 1974 Kenny began a 29.5 year career with the Department of Public Safety as a Communications Operator. He was well loved among all of the State Troopers and always had their backs.
Kenny had a passion for baseball. He served as a youth baseball coach for over 15 years and coached many Babe Ruth League teams to the state tournament. Although never being able to play the game of baseball himself, Kenny was a student of the game and taught baseball and mentored young men for many years. Coach Ken was a stern, but forgiving coach, and produced many fine baseball teams. More importantly Ken produced many fine young men, who have fond memories of playing in the hot Texas summers for Coach Bullock.
Kenny was an avid outdoorsman. Catfishing on the Brazos River, quail hunting in West Texas, elk hunting in Colorado or deer hunting in Kansas, or turkey hunting in his front yard, Kenny always had a special hunting trip planned. He loved hunting with his brothers and sons. Kenny loved his German Shorthaired Pointers and avidly pursued quail all over Texas, walking hundreds of miles in pursuit of a limit. Kenny passed on his outdoor legacy to his sons and grandchildren as well, teaching them to shoot a BB gun, or helping them take their first whitetail. He always knew where the big bucks were hanging out and which riffles in the Clear Fork of the Brazos would produce the most channel catfish on a grasshopper or katydid.
In retirement, Kenny enjoyed working on his ranch in Graford, raising cattle, and watching the grass grow. He loved building fence, raising hay, plowing, and spent many hours of hot dusty days mowing and plowing on his tractors.
Visitation will be held Friday evening April 23rd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Baum Carlock Bumgardner Annex in Mineral Wells, TX. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday April 24th at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, TX., followed by interment at the Pioneer Cemetery in Graham, TX.