CHUBBUCK – Edwood L. Bullock, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept.15, 2012
Ed was born June 8, 1942, in Murray, Utah, the first of five children born to Woodrow Vance and Lorraine (Meacham) Bullock.
He was raised and educated in the Grace and Soda Springs area. He held a state high school track record for the mile for many years. During his high school years, he ran a trap line to raise money to purchase sporting goods.
After high school, he attended Idaho State University and completed the welding program. He was then employed by the Union Pacific Railroad in Pocatello, where he retired at the age of 55.
Ed married Nancy Marie Buck in 1962 in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they had three children, Keith, Heather, and John. They were later divorced. He married Peggy Giest, Aug. 15, 1986, and became the loving stepfather to Candice, Christopher and Shawn Gish. Edwood and Peggy enjoyed the next 26 years together.
Ed tried his hand at rodeo in his younger years, riding bulls. He loved horses and was involved with his family in chariot racing and flat track. He successfully ran two horses of his own. He also loved to hunt, fish, and camp. Simply put, Ed loved the outdoors.
Ed was very active in the National Wild Turkey Federation where he served as the president of Southeast Idaho Chapter, as well as the president of the State of Idaho Chapter. He was involved in the planting of over 1,600 trees for additional habitat. He also was instrumental in assisting several young men to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout by sponsoring various tree planting projects.
Ed is survived by his wife, Peggy Bullock, Chubbuck; his children, Keith (Jacquie) Bullock, Woodbridge, Va.; Heather Bullock, Pocatello; John Bullock, Pocatello; Candice (Steven) Schofield, Bremerton, Wash.; Christopher (EmaLee) Gish, Whiteman AFB, Mo.; Shawn Gish, Pocatello; three brothers, Marnel (Sharon) Bullock, Blackfoot; Kirt (JoAnnn) Bullock, Moreland; Kim C. (Twlonie) Bullock of Shoshone; a sister, Julia (Nico) Rodrigez Denova, Kings River, Nev.; and 18 grandchildren.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow V and Lorraine Bullock.
Funeral services for Ed will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept.20, 2012 at the Chubbuck 4th Ward LDS Chapel, 450 James Avenue, with Bishop Gary Anderson conducting. A viewing will be conducted Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, and for one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. The interment will follow the services at the Lago Cemetery, near Grace.
His funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.wilksfuneral.com .