Russell Blaine Bullock of St. James, Missouri was born February 25, 1947 in Waynesville, Missouri to John Russell and Beatrice Marie Carrigan Bullock and passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the age of 71 years.
After 16 years as a couple, he married Tina Ann Karnes on August 22, 1999 at the Current River.
He loved fishing and floating on the local rivers and he spent every summer on the rivers. Gardening, collecting coins and restoring phonographs were beloved hobbies of his. He was an avid trivia buff. Wherever Russell was, there was always music, family, friends and laughter.
He graduated from John F. Hodge High School. He worked for the railroad in St. Louis, Missouri and Holsum Bakery for 17 years. After leaving Holsum Bakery, Russ worked for his father at Johnnie’s Bar for 16 years until he and his wife, Tina, took over the reigns and operated the St. James landmark for 18 more years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Beatrice Bullock; daughter, Tasha Renee Pulley (October 12, 2018); brother, Richard Bullock (December 14, 2017); and father-in-law, Larry Roy Karnes.
He is survived by his wife, Tina of St. James, Missouri; one daughter, Beth Keyes and husband Matt of St. James, Missouri; two sons, Chris Bullock and wife Kathy of Robertsville, Missouri and Travis Bullock and wife Wendy of Villa Ridge, Missouri; one brother, Terry Bullock and wife Linda of St. James, Missouri; three aunts, Mickey, Teddy, and Shirley; mother-in-law, Mary Lea Karnes; seven grandchildren, Trenton, Ashley, Alex, Latavia, Loralei, Asher, and Beatrice; and three great grandchildren, Sophia, McKinley, and Riley.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
A memorial celebration followed at the Johnnie’s On Route 66 in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.