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Alvis "T-Bone" Bullard
© Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Alvis "T-Bone" Bullard died suddenly Tuesday, November 26, 1974 in Florida where he was on a mission for the Air Force.

A native of Roger Mills county, T-Bone was the son of the late Heck Bullard and Bess Bullard of Cheyenne.

He was 52 years of age.

Funeral services were held in Albuquerque, New Mexico Friday. Burial was in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Immediate survivors are his wife; a son; two daughters of Albuquerque; his mother, Bess Bullard; and two sisters Jiggs Krober and Sylvia Moad, all of Cheyenne.

Attending funeral services for Alvis "T-Bone" Bullard in Albuquerque Friday were his mother, Bess Bullard; a sister, Jiggs Krober and husband Dean; a sister, Sylvia Moad, husband Joe Frank and son, Joe Bill of Cheyenne; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eakins, Crawford, Oklahoma; Oval Bullard; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Bullard; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bullard ;and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bullard, all of Arnett, Oklahoma.

Alvis "T-Bone" Bullard, 52, New Mexico state senior vice commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 401, died suddenly Tuesday at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

He had been in Florida for a week on a job-related military assignment when he was stricken with a heart attack.

Mr. Bullard, a past VFW post commander, was also active in the American Legion and past state commander of the Military Order of the Cootie.

Born in Grand, Oklahoma, he served in the US Army Air Force at Kirtland Air Force Base during World War II, making Albuquerque his home shortly afterward.

He was an instrumentation technician, responsible for video recording equipment for aircraft testing of weapons systems at Kirtland since March 1956.

He preferred to be called by his nickname, "T-Bone," which he used in college.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou of Tijeras Canyon; a son, Larry Lee of Albuquerque; a daughter, Mrs. Lana Jean Allen of Las Cruces; his mother, Mrs. Bess Bullard of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Nina Krober and Sylvia Moad, both of Cheyenne.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by French Mortuary.

© Albuquerque Tribune - - 02 November 1974

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