Jerome W. Bullis died peacefully at home with his family by his side on February 24, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
He was born on February 21, 1938 in Cedar Rapids, IA to parents Chester and Elizabeth Bullis. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Management. He married Sharon Bullis, his high school sweetheart, in 1957. His career evolved from plant management to general manager in multiple states, including Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. They eventually settled in DeLand, FL, where he began his business Grand Products International. He retired in 2006 and continued his passion of remodeling houses.
He was much beloved by all those who knew him. Quick to say hello to anyone he came across, he was always surrounded by a large group of friends and family. He was an avid fan of Stetson University athletics and loved attending the baseball games. His kind, loving spirit will carry on with all those who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Bullis of Deland, FL; his sister Betty Shearer of DeLand, FL; sister and brother-in-law Ann and Jim Jordan of DeLand, FL; brother and sister-in-law Bob and Cathie Bullis of Davis, CA; brother and sister-in-law Tom and Sue Bullis of Marion, IA; his daughter and son-in-law Julie and Jeff Ressler of Eaton, OH; his son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Mary Bullis of Fort Wayne, IN; his son-in-law Philip Nolan of DeLand, FL; his daughter and son-in-law Joan and Hiromitsu Endo of Burlingame, CA; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter Jeanne Bullis.
A visitation will be held at Lankford Funeral Home on February 26, 2018 from 5-7PM. Funeral Services for Mr. Bullis will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Lankford Funeral Home Chapel followed by a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of a much loved husband, father, and friend.