He was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, to James Donald Bullock, Sr., and Sharon Mae (Miller). He went to grade school and middle school in Cherryvale. Later he traveled with his mother, siblings, and stepfather, Joe Taylor, around the United States and eventually settled back in Cherryvale.
Survivors include the mother of his children Lisa; son Derek; daughters Kaetlin and Ashtyn; one beautiful granddaughter Brooklynn Mejia; brother James R. Bullock; niece Ivy Jade and her mother, Jeanette; sister Noreta; niece Nikki; and many other cousins and relatives.
Donnie was everyone's best friend and he had many of them as he made friends freely and completely.
Donnie had a varied working career as a correctional officer and driving semi-trucks, but his passion was firefighting/first response. He loved talking about his firefighting experiences and had most recently been a volunteer with the Edna Fire Department. Donnie was a member of the American Legion Riders Post #20 and participated in all events so he could show appreciation to veterans and their families.
He lived life to the fullest. This year he accomplished one of his life-long dreams - riding to and experiencing the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He was a fun-loving person and truly a kid at heart! He was called home sooner than expected, but he is now with his mother in her arms again.
Cremation has taken place by Complete Cremations of Harrisonville, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to James R. Bullock, P O Box 192, Altamont, KS 67330 to help with Donnie’s final expenses.
An escort for his memorial service will begin at the Altamont High School parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020. The ride will go east from Altamont, to Parsons via Highway 59, then Highway 400 west to Highway 169, south to Cherryvale to the north Liberty Street entrance where a stop will be made to “flag up” and proceed to the Community Center. Fire departments are invited to stage on the byroad at the Liberty Street entrance at Cherryvale. All are welcome to take part in the procession.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Cherryvale Community Center (former National Guard Armory), 712 South Liberty Street, Cherryvale, Kansas, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2020.