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Riley Junior Bullard
June 3, 1945 - December 30, 2023

Riley Junior Bullard of Trumann departed this life Saturday, December 30, 2023 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 27 days.  He was born June 3, 1945 in Woodbury, TN and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann.  Riley owned and operated Bullard’s Construction and of the Baptist faith. Riley loved to garden and crappie fish.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Bullard, one brother, Tim Bullard and his parents, Leburn and Ira Mary Lou Fults Bullard.    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsy Bishop Bullard of the home; three daughters, Deborah Hobbs of Trumann, Symantha (Rick) Haley of Old Hickory, TN and Donna (Donnie) Skaggs of Trumann; two sons, Terry (Trish) Bullard and Anthony Bullard both of Smithville, TN; two sisters, Pam (Buster) Pleasant of Rock Island, TN and Marie (James) Bain of Smithville, TN; one brother, Dale Bullard of Smithville, TN; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.       Pallbearers will be Chase Haley, Riley Bullard, Kenny Pruitt, Rohn Craft, Sam Harris, Lawrence Speed, Jeff Walker,  Derrick Gray, and Joe Mitchell.      The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A celebration of life will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Skaggs officiating.  Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR.          The family would life to wish special thanks to Dr. Ragland, Dr. Willow, Dr. Durani, Joe and Flora Mitchell and the Ladies at the Shell Station.  Lasting memorials can be made to LeBonheur Childrens Hospital or Alzheimer’s Association.   An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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January 4, 2024
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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January 5, 2024
01:30 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Mildred, Trumann says

    We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers sent your way.

  2. Linda Moore, Trumann AR says

    Prayers to the entire family during this difficult time.

  3. Pamela Pleasant, Rock island says

    My big brother will be missed by all his family. Praying for his children and grand children. I love you Riley.

  4. Wanda Ray, Liberty,Tn says

    Graduated with Riley at Liberty High School. Sorry for your loss.PrayersWanda Ray Liberty TN.

  5. Pamela Pleasant, Rock island says

    I will miss my big brother so much.prayers for my family. Dakota I know you will miss him so much.

  6. Diann Moss, Trumann AR says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time!

  7. Jenny Moore, trumann says

    We will miss you coming to the Shell station every morning to get your biscuit and gravy with eggs and a cup of coffee. I only got to know you for little over a year, but it seems like longer Mr. Riley.

  8. Melissa Baker, Watertown, TN says

    Samantha, I am so sorry. Praying for you and all of your family.

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