On January 21, 2024, our family lost our hero, Carl Wilford Bullock from injuries sustained during an accident at his home in Hooper Utah.
Carl was born on August 8, 1954 to Ronald and Myrna Bullock in Ogden Utah. He was the 2nd oldest of seven children and was a wonderful brother who everyone looked up to and went to for advice and help. He left this world six short days after losing his sister, Barbara.
He spent his summers in Idaho from the time he was an infant, working on the farm with his grandpa who would strap him onto the tractor with him. He gained a love of the land and hard work ethic from being with his grandpa Wilford and grandma Lucille.
He was raised in Ogden Utah, moving to Sunset Utah in 1968. He attended Clearfield High School, where during his junior year, he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Diana Hill. Their first date was February 4, 1972. By the second date he knew she was “the one” and told her what their daughter’s name would be. They were married on August 31, 1972, right before their senior year of high school. Carl transferred to Davis High School so that he could go to night school and work during the day. After a few weeks, Diana followed him to night school so they could spend more time together. They graduated together in 1973, and even though it was officially through Davis High School, Carl is a Clearfield Falcon. He spoke fondly of memories of high school and the friends he made, the “parking lot crowd”, and the shenanigans he and his friends got into.
Carl joined the United States Army in 1973. In 1974, Carl was transferred to Oahu Hawaii, where their life as a family fully began. Their first child, Jeremey, was born in 1975 in Hawaii and Carl was in awe of his son. Jeremey became his best friend from the moment he was born.
Carl left his military service in 1977. The family moved back to Utah, eventually settling in West Weber in July 1979. One month later, their daughter, Shyloe, was born. She was daddy’s little girl but came with a stubborn streak that he had no idea where she got it from, even though she got it straight from him.
Carl graduated from Weber State College in 1983 with a bachelors in distributive technology and logistics as well as a minor in psychology. His career was extensive and fulfilling, receiving numerous awards, but nothing compared to the people he worked with and loved at Hill Air Force Base throughout the years. He retired in 2011. He had a short-lived retirement, returning six weeks later as a contractor. He fully retired in February 2021.
Carl wanted his children to have the best life imaginable and he provided that for them. From yearly family vacations, building snowmen, and having water fights, to teaching values and hard work. Carl loved animals and made sure that he had as many different varieties as possible, cows, rabbits, chickens, pigs, horses, pigeons, foxes, parrots, pheasants, emus, buffalo and many more. He loved spending time with the animals and teaching his children and grandchildren about them.
Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping with his son Jeremey, brother Mark and grandson Trapper. They spent every winter in nature, enjoying the hunt, but more than that, enjoying each other. There was rarely a hunt that they didn’t come home with a story that had everyone laughing and wondering how they made it back.
Carl spent a great amount of time with Trapper in the outdoors, working on projects, and enjoying each other’s company. He guided Trapper to become the man he is. Carl was very proud of Trapper and what he has accomplished in life.
Carl spent time with his granddaughter Raina, riding the four-wheeler, helping her with homework and just watching tv cuddling. He was thrilled that Raina loved to cuddle as much as he did. He was so proud of her graduating early recently, and he was looking forward to seeing what she would accomplish as an adult.
Carl loved teasing all his grandkids and when his youngest grandson Garret was born, he spent as much time as he could teasing him and loved watching Garret with his karate kicks and ninja moves. Carl loved listening to Garret’s stories and Garret loved telling grandpa everything that he could.
Carl and Diana spent 52 wonderful years together. Shortly before he passed, they spoke of how lucky they were that they found each other so early so that they could spend so much time together. Their life together was a true love story.
Carl was the most giving man in the world, even though he would never come out and admit it. He seemed gruff and intimidating, but he was the first person to call when you needed something, and the first to offer help when you didn’t know you needed it. He was larger than life to all of us.
He will be missed tremendously, and we don’t know how we will move on. But we will move forward with the strength and guidance that he taught us.
Carl was able to give the gift of life through organ donation.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Bullock, Hooper UT; son, Jeremey Bullock (April Gamble), West Haven UT; daughter, Shyloe Bunner (Donald Hoopiiaina), Clinton UT; grandson, Trapper Bullock, West Haven UT; granddaughter, Raina Bunner, Clinton UT; and grandson, Garret Hoopiiaina, Clinton UT. Step grandchildren, who were his grandchildren in his heart, Breanne, Ashley, Cyndel, AJ, Kami, Macadie, Zachary, Bredy, Kiley, Kinzey and Kortney. Sister, Denise (Jerry) Simon, Pleasant View UT, brother, Mark (Vicki) Bullock, Evanston WY and sister Trisha (John) Martinez, Syracuse UT. Many in-laws, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Awaiting him in the afterlife were his parents, Ronald and Myrna Bullock, sister, Barbara Kubik, brother, Ronald “Ray” Bullock, and sister Bonnie Bullock.
The family would like to thank Weber County Dispatch and Weber County Sheriff’s Office for your care and compassion during our most tragic moment. We would also like to thank Travis and Tammy Truman for your help, care and friendship during this time.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday January 30, 2024 from 6 to 8 pm and Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W 5600 S, Roy UT. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2024 at 2 pm at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at Hooper Cemetery directly following the funeral. Cremation will be completed under the direction of Lindquist’s Mortuary.