Otis Bullock, Jr.

Sunrise: December 10, 1948

Sunset: September 28, 2020

Otis was raised in Norfolk, VA, he was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1966. He loved talking about the mighty bookers, running into his classmates, and talking about the past. After Otis attended a North Carolina trade school, he joined the United States Airforce. He loved the Airforce and made Crew Chef. He traveled all over Europe during the Vietnam Era working on airplanes. After his Honorable Discharge from the Airforce, he decided to come back home to be with the most important person in his life, his dad, Otis Bullock, Sr.

His love for his mother and father was very special, After God took his mother to Heaven, his dad raised him and his sister (Rita) as a single parent. He would say to his dad “Just You and Me Pop”. Shortly after making that statement to Dad he met the love of his life, Hedy Thomas, a country girl who rocked his world so fast that they were married in three months. They enjoyed each other for 47 years. They moved to Middle Connecticut where they both worked for Pratt Whitney Aircraft.

Otis developed a new love for the Electronic Forklift. His love for the Electronic Forklift opened doors for him to work for the Department of Defense. Otis worked for NAVFAC (Audible Work Center) for over 30 years. NAVFAC loved his work so much they asked him to work in Bermuda, where he made friends and also became a Scotish Rites Mason.

He loved being a Mason and mentoring the young people in the Norfolk School System, passing out food baskets during the holidays and attending his meetings. He always kept Judes Hiram Grand Lodge of Virginia in his heart. Otis enjoyed life, his family and especially all his nieces and nephews. They all looked up to him as a father figure. He only asked for them to make your uncle Otis proud.

He was a very proud man who loved his Rams Football Team. He could endure all the jokes about his team. My husband, my lover and my best friend, I will never forget you. I will never forget how you could make me laugh, how you cared for each one of our four pets (Deceased – Charlie, Buster and Jazz). But you left me with Noah (NoNo) I’m so glad you got to see him. I will always treasure your love.
~Hedy Thomas Bullock

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Otis, Sr. and Amecia Bullock; his brother, George Williams and his sister, Irene Parham. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Hedy and (his dog Noah); two sisters, Margaret Robinson,  Philadelphia, PA and Rita Hassell, Norfolk, VA. He also leaves to cherish his memories his nephew/son, Norris Hassell, Jr.; niece/daughter, Dr. Amecia Hassell; mother-in-law; Lizzie Thomas; uncle-in-law, Mr. Percy Butts and a special aunt/sister-in-law, Zelma (Net) Harrington and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

“God Bless All Touched by Otis Bullock, Jr.”

Viewing Friday, October 2, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:00pm New Community Temple C.O.G.I.C. 3615 Tyre Neck Road Portsmouth, VA 23703 Interment Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00pm Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Cheryl Thomas aka Denise says

    My deepest condolences and prayers to my Beautiful cousin Hedy for the loss, of her husband my cousin and friend Otis. He was a beautiful soul and will be forever missed, but never forgotten. Much Love and Continued prayers.

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    Cathalene D Green Butts says

    To know you was to love you. I met you thru my late husband Yolonzo Butts and you and your wife treated me just like family. I loved our dinner dates and movie Nights at your house My heart is heavy but I’m glad you’re out of pain.
    Love you
    Ms. D

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      Jeffrey and Cynthia Norris says

      Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family.

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    Norris Hassell Jr says

    To my family! To my uncle! I am truly hurt.My uncle has always been there for me from joining the military to graduating from high school and college.He taught me so much about life and what to expect out of life.I simply will cherish every conversation we had and we spoke often.I know you are in a better place and at peace with self.May you continue to guide us from heaven.I know you and granddad are together with grandma and that warms my soul.Your legacy will live on thru us … Myself, Armecia Hassell Ayanna, Kota, Deizel ,Dallas and Baby Paris.FAMILY IS EVERYTHING AND WE MUST ALL STAY TOGETHER ALWAYS!I LOVE YOU UNK ! AND MISS YOU DEARLY

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    Sharon Tillett Hill says

    My deepest condolences to his wife and the family. He was a wonderful person and a good friend. I’m going to miss talking politics with Otis. We were like family and had so much fun when we lived in Young Park. Rita, I know you’re hurting now. Just hold onto the beautiful memories and the love of God and family will see you through.
    Love you!💘

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    Deborah Perkins Newsome says

    My deepest condolences to the family. Otis has always been a kind and sweet person. He always welcomed me in their home. May you rest in peace.

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    PGM. Bro. Dana Simmons says

    With heartfelt sorrow I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Bro. Otis Bullock. He will be missed by many. He fought the good fight and has finished his race. Now a Crown of GLORY. Live on my brother and my friend.

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    Rita Hassell says

    My loving brother, I will miss you very much. I will miss us talking every day , 2-3 times a day. You will always be in my heart. I love you dearly for the rest of my life.

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    Dr. Armecia Hassell says

    My fave uncle
    May your spirit rest in heaven! I love you so much and wish you were still here with us, but God needed you and called you home. You truly fought a good fight like the soldier you are. You were such a great person, man, and husband and now you can rest with grandma and granddaddy.
    I will truly miss our football and music talks on the phone. You loved the Rams!!! It’s football season now…so I will cheer on the Rams for you though I’m a Steelers fan.
    Fly free my fave uncle…until we meet again. I LOVE YOU-Ton

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      Pete Knowles says

      I worked with Otis about 30 years Always laughing he made working fun .i sure will miss my friend,I’m sorry for his family prayers for y’all 🙏

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    Dakota and Diezel Duckett says

    We love you Uncle Otis and we will miss you much! Rest in Peace.

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    Elder and Mrs Benjamin Watts says

    With heartfelt sorrow, we offer our condolences to the Bullock and Thomas families. We pray God brings comfort, strength, and peace during your loss. RIP Otis in the hands of the Lord.

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    Herbert & Rose Joyner says

    Rita, Smitty, Ernell and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of Otis.
    Our prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with you.

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    Rhonda Gregory says

    To the Bullock Family I send my deepest condolences to the family (Tookie) I will continue to pray for you and your family.and I’m only a phone call away.
    Rhonda Gregory and the Gregory Family. The Prayer Line from St. Stephens. COGIC will continue to hold you up in prayer.

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    Harold Thomas jr. says

    It is with heartfelt sorrow I offer my sincere and deepest condolences to my cousin Hedy, on the loss of her husband and my friend Otis Bullock jr. I always called him big O and he called me little bro. Otis my brother you will be missed, cousin Hedy the family will keep you in prayer much love.

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    Harley Thomas says

    I offer condolences to my Aunt Tookie and the Bullock Family. May GOD bestow blessings of Strength, Comfort and Grace through this tough transition.You will be forever missed Uncle O. To Aunt Tookie and the Bullock Family I send my love and prayers.

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    To Hedy and Family,
    OMG, I am so sorry to hear this today. Hedy I love you and Otis we all have good time together. I know God be with you and comfort you.

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    Melvin Friend says

    To Hedy and Family,
    Sorry for your lost. Otis was like a brother to me.
    May God bless the family!

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    Elder & Mrs. Ventress Wilson, Sr. says

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of this gentleman and very friendly giant of a man. Sis Hedy, you were a team and our hearts are heavy and are praying with and for you. Please except our condolences for this time of loss.
    The Wilson Family

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    Chrisopher Goodman says

    With deep sorrow may God comfort you and your family

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    gregory white says

    my condolences to the Bullock Family Otis and i were very good friends we grew up in young park together we worked together at the base but most of all am going to miss his friendship and our one or two hours talks on the phone rest in peace

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    Thomas family, Seattle, WA says

    Our prayers are with you and your family 🙏🏼❤🙏🏼

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    Towanda simmons says

    My heart felt condolences to my aunt tookie and my uncle Otis family during this time uncle Otis will truly be missed the coolest uncle I’ve ever had Rip uncle Otis God has a precious angel by his side much love always 😢😔

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    Phyllis Reives says

    Condolences and prayers to our dearest Tookie and the Bullock family.
    May God give you comfort
    We will keep you lifted up in prayer.

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    hear says

    My heart is heavy..Uncle O was my friend, Uncle and like a father to me..He taught me how to drive a stick shift, he encouraged me to always do the right thing and he was my biggest cheer leader!! I’m going to miss the laughter and the many stories we talked and laughed about… Especially, the time the grown ups went out to the club and you created a club at home for me, Towanda and Sheila.. I’ll remember the summers with Aunt Tookie, Smooch, Tanya and Aunt Rita! Tookie, I’m so sorry I could not be there for you, Aunt Tookie .. I hope you can forgive me..May you rest is peace, Uncle O knowing you job here has been done! Love you forever and ever..Your niece, Tyra

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    Rudolph Felton says

    You will be missed June. May your spirit and soul rest in peace. Until we meet again…Jimmy

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    Anthony (Lil'bro) Thomas says

    To my dear cousin Hedy Bullock, the great wife of my of Mr. Otis Bullock. I’m sending my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of a great guy that I’ve enjoyed talking to and spending time with when I was in Va, O will be truly missed with the loud music that he would play when i visited. He is truly missed by myself and others.

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    Hedy Thomas Bullock says

    10/24/2020 8:52 AM Honey after reading all the beautiful condolences my heart has been lifted knowing so many people respected you and care so much for you. Every one is still talking about how good and peaceful you look . Honey I will always remember the good times we had you could make me laugh so hard you new how to rock my world know one else will never know me like you did. Honey continue to look down on me and one day we will be reunited WITH ALL MY HEART MRS. OTIS BULLOCK JR.

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