James Michael Bulger, I
May 4th, 1953 - June 18th, 2012 59 Years
June 21st, 2012 at 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Rock Community Church
210 E. Highland Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813
June 22nd, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church
301 N. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
James Michael Bulger, I, 59
Lakeland- James Michael Bulger I, born May 4, 1953 in Bartow, Fl, died June 18, 2012 in Manatee County, Fl, due to a traffic accident. He married in Lakeland, Fl, on June 16, 1973.
Mr. Bulger is survived by: his wife, Melody Odom Bulger; father, James Mercer Bulger; mother, Mary Elizabeth Bulger; brother, Pat Bulger (Carole); sister, Sandi Dickenson (Ronnie); son, James Michael Bulger II; daughter, Sarah Bulger Evans (son in law Roc Evans); son, Jon Matthew Bulger (daughter in law Sara McCoy Bulger); grandsons: Jimmy Bulger, Blake Evans, Jonny Bulger, Blaize Evans; granddaughters: Kathryn Bulger and Sloane Evans.
Mr. Bulger graduated from Lakeland High School in 1971. He was the owner of Miller-Bulger Contracting, Bulger Contracting Company, Bul-Hed, Bulger Farms, and Bulger Nursery. He attended the Rock Community Church.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, parents, sister and brother. He was loved by everyone who ever met him. He was a wonderful husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved the Lord.
Visitation Thursday, June 21 at The Rock Community Church from 4-7 pm. Funeral services Friday, June 22 at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 11 am.
Graveside service immediately following at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pall bearers are Larry Folsom, Morgan Christian, Gerry Black, J.P. Bulger, Denny Morgan, Alan Fisk, Ronnie Hedrick, Jimmie Allen and Lewis King.
Arrangements by Heath Funeral Chapel.
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Marie and Bruce Rumph on July 4th, 2012 - 1:59 pm said:
We are so sorry for this tragic loss. Mike was such a colorful, down to earth person and will be missed by many. Our family is keeping the entire Bulger family in our prayers. Melody, Bruce\\\'s brother, Ed, passed away the same week as Mike. I would have attended the funeral had it not been for that. Bruce and Chris have enjoyed working with your son and Mike in the nursery business and on a personal basis as well. May God hold you close as you pass through this sad time.
Jill (Meadows) Selby on June 22nd, 2012 - 12:29 pm said:
Melody, I am so sorry for your loss, I am praying for you and your family to find some comfort and healing during this difficult time.
gary r edwards on June 22nd, 2012 - 3:33 am said:
DEAR MELODY, I RESPECTFULLY AND SINCERLY REGRET YOUR LOSS. MIKE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND BROTHER FOR ALL THE GOOD IN PEOPLE.
Daphene Coleman Leggett and Michelle Coleman Mouncey on June 22nd, 2012 - 1:43 am said:
My memory is of Mike when he was very young and in high school. We lived by the family. He was a wonderful young man. I remember I thought it was so cool that he would watch my daughter for me. To me that was a very special young man. This whole family is a good example of friendly and trust worthy human beings. God Bless You all and you will be in my prayers.
Joy Sherwood on June 21st, 2012 - 6:20 pm said:
Clark and I share your grief at the loss of Mike. His wonderful spirit and sense of humor will be with us always. Please know that we love your family and offer anything we can to help you in this sad time. Joy
Ron Clark on June 21st, 2012 - 6:14 pm said:
Mel and family, Denise and I have kept you in our prayers since hearing about Mike. I had so much fun fishing with Mike through the years, certainly not enough the past few years. Mike coached me and I caught my very first tarpon on fly with him and Phil. Mel, I will always remember the breakfast you cooked for me before one of those fishing trips. Mike was so easy to be with and I will not forget him. Mike was a man\'s man and a great family man. All men should aspire to be more like Mike. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Ron
James Barber on June 21st, 2012 - 4:31 pm said:
Mike was always a pleasure to be with. Deeply inquisitive. Fascinating conversationalist. Could talk about so many things. Always a joy to spend time with him when he visited Sarah and Roc and the family here in Chattanooga. He will be deeply missed.