Bullard, Clayton M. Sr. Age 87 - Sep 24, 2016 Survived by son, Clayton M. Bullard, Jr. Omaha; brother, Nelson Ball, Jr., Denver, CO; 3 sisters, Blanche Clark, Velma Willis, Delcine Hardiman, DeRidder, LA; grandchild, Lavasia S. Bullard, Marietta, GA; nieces, nephews, other relatives. VISITATION 12-2pm, Tuesday. FUNERAL SERVICE 2pm Tuesday, Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake St. Military Honors. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME 3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111

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Terry O'Doherty

Clayton I was looking at the obits today and noticed you had lost your Father. I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Best Always. Terry O'Doherty

Arlin Glynn Meadows Jr

I am so sorry for your loss. I live in Dallas, Texas and do not stay in touch like I should. I know this is so late but I wanted to share my feelings on Mr. Bullard who in my eyes was a very great man. I only knew him as a child but he and his brother were like giants to me. My father grew up with them and had only the highest level of respect. Clayton and his brother were business owners at a time in the 60's and 70's when most black men worked for other people. The business was in the cement construction business and he coached little league football. I lived in the middle house with each of the brothers living on each side of my house. Mr. Bullard in my small child eyes as I look back on that time represented an old school type of black man that commanded respect. It really does not matter what the reality because during my childhood, seeing black men run their own businesses and work in the community coaching little league football left a lasting impression. I would really like to get a copy of the funeral program because maybe a lot of this was already included but because I lived next door to Mr. Bullard, I felt it important to share my small child perspective on one of my fathers' childhood friends and my next door neighbor. One of my best memories of Mr. Bullard was when I played little league football in the 7th grade for the Miller Park Y Gators and we played Mr. Bullards little league team, Sweishers. My father was on the sidelines and Mr. Bullard and his coaches were on the opposite sidelines and they were kicking off to to me. Mr. Bullard in fun was coaching me to move up closer so that I would be sure to catch the kickoff and I actually did what he said! (smile). Here was the opposing coach telling the other teams kickoff return person to move in to position so that I would be sure to catch the ball. Of course when I did catch the ball, it felt like the entire opposing team tackled me at the same time. My father laughed so hard at this because he knew what Mr. Bullard was doing. It was one of those stories my father would tell many times with greater laughter. I know my father and Mr. Bullard are reliving that story in heaven right now.

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