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Gene Bullard, Sr., 89 of Corsicana, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, in Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born April 17, 1931, in Novice, Texas, to Luther Bullard and Alma Lena Mjaaland. Gene graduated from Clifton High School class of 1948; Clifton Junior College, AA 1950; Texas Tech, BS 1954; and Stephen F. Austin University, MEd 1982.

Gene's membership organizations were Missouri Synod Faith Lutheran Church; Rotary Clubs: Past President of Northside Houston and Corsicana; Sam Schreiner Chapter AYR (association of retired YMCA directors) Treasurer & President. He served from 1963 to 1974 as General Secretary of the Corsicana YMCA; 1974 to 1978 as manager of the Texas Teachers Credit Union and from 1978 to 1995 as Athletic Director of Corsicana ISD.

He served nine years in the Texas National Guard 36th Division. 143rd Infantry Regiment. Heavy Mortar Co. Platoon Leader, attained rank of Staff Sergeant.

Gene is survived by two sons, Gene Bullard, Jr., and wife Bobbie, and Steve Bullard; grandchildren, Natalie and Brent Compton, Lindsey and Brock Price, Andrew and Kailyn Bullard, Brandon Bullard, Calen and Candice Bullard, Jessica and J. P. Doughty, Neil and Sarah Lawley, and Emily Serna; great grandchildren, Ava Compton, Barrett Compton, Kyler Bullard, Clay Price, Connor Price, Steele Bullard, Gabi Serna, Gabe Serna, Nicolas Lawley, James Lawley, Kennedy Bullard, Ethan Bullard, Charlotte Doughty, Catherine Bullard, Bennett Bullard, Samantha Bullard, and Devon Roop; stepbrothers, Joe Stacha, Jr., and Dan Stacha; niece, Hollie Jo Jepson.

Gene loved hunting, fishing and was an avid golfer.

Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, October 12, 2020, at Paschal Funeral Home. Family has requested a private graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Ray Jacobs, Don Harvey, Dwaine Lewis, Ned Easterling, Don Denbow, Jaime Almond, and Bob Luther.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 E. Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.