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Obituary of Max Eugene Bullock
Max passed away at 91 peacefully in his sleep at his home in Springfield, Oregon on May 2nd 2023, after succumbing to the long-term effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
He left this world with his wife, Eleanore Ann Bullock, of 65 years by his side. He was at home where he wanted to be, surrounded by family, comfort and love.
Max is survived by his wife, Ann: sons, Robert, Stephen and Phillip, and daughter Deanne as well as his Grandchildren, Kelton, Andrew, Nicole and Kerry.
He was born on March 28, 1932 in Rickreall, Oregon to Charles and Florence Bullock.
He spent his early life growing up in Independence Oregon. After graduating from High School, he attended the Oregon College of Education for two years. His desire to travel and serve his country drove him to enlist in the US Army in 1952. He served for two years overseas and after his honorable discharge Max returned to Oregon. He still had a strong desire to travel so he entered Government service and moved to Virginia.
During his first overseas duty he was stationed in West Berlin. It was there that he met Eleanore Ann Lawlor. Max and Ann were married, August 30 1958 in the US Army Chapel in West Berlin. Their first son, Robert was born in Berlin. In 1960 the family returned to Virginia. His other children: Stephen, Phillip and Deanne were born there.
He took his family on tours of duty at US Embassy’s in Taiwan, West Germany, and England. Max and Ann traveled Europe extensively with their children during the summers.
After nearly 30 years of government service Max retired. He continued to travel working as a contract employee on short term assignments at US embassies around the world. Max loved to visit the local markets in whichever country he worked, often returning to Ann with sculptures, artwork and unique surprises.
After both Ann and Max retired from government service, they moved to Springfield, Oregon in 1994 where they built a home. In retirement, they owned and operated a Blueberry Farm in Santa Clara which is now run by their son, Stephen. Max and Ann are long-term parishioners of St Paul’s Catholic Church and Max was a volunteer with St Vincent De Paul assisting families in need.
Late in life Max enjoyed attending University of Oregon Duck Football games with Ann, his son Bob and daughter-in-law Kristie.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the extraordinary care givers who provided years of comfort, nurturing and support allowing Max to stay at home.
Max’s dedication to his country, his work ethic and devotion to his family were an inspiration to his children who have worked hard to live up to the standard he modeled for them. It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a wonderful husband, father and friend with appreciation for all of the years we were fortunate to have been part of his life.
The Funeral service will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1201 Satre St., Eugene, OR 97401 on June 24, 2023 at 11:00am.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Max Bullock, please visit Tribute Store