Melvin Wayne Bull
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Melvin Wayne Bull
  • October 18, 1930 - December 18, 2017
  • Monroe, North Carolina

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Melvin Wayne Bull went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, December 18, 2017. Mel was born on October 18, 1930, in the town of Pomfret, NY to the late Arlie Cave Bull and Ray Bull. He was preceded in death by his son Thomas James Bull and his siblings Sheldon Bull, Lynn Bull, Merle Bull and Marilyn Bull.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Eades Bull, his sister Maxine Gens and his children, Deborah (Peter) Baglia, of Charlotte, NC, Daniel Bull, of Cleveland, Ohio, Jacqueline (Andrew) Adams of Westford, Mass., Joseph Bull of Monroe, NC,
Lucy (Brian) Mitchell of Belmont, NC, Patrick (Judy) Bull of Falconer, NY and his former daughter-in-law, Kay Bull. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Wanda (Devon) Baucom, Gwen (Aubrey) Cain and Ira (Janice) Meggs.
Mel is survived by his grand-children, Mark (Michelle) Baglia, Michael Baglia, Stephen Bull, James Bull, Christopher Adams, Matthew Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, Claire Mitchell, and Brittney (Michael) Olson, and his step-grandchildren Tara (Jason) Vandevelde, Amber (David) Seekings, Norman (Shannon) Baucom, Jessica (Derrick) Faulkner, Paul (Rachel) Meggs, David Meggs, Michael (Kelly) Cain and Daniel Cain. Four great grandchildren and 13 step great grand children also survive him. Mel is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Melvin graduated from Fredonia High School, in Fredonia NY in 1950. He was a member of the 1948 state championship football team and in 2011 was inducted into the high school's football Hall of Fame. After graduation, Mel played semi-pro football for the Fredonia Orioles.
He was a member of the New York State National Guard for 10 years. He retired from Cooper Tools in 1996 after 41 years of dedicated service.
Until his move to North Carolina in 1983, Mel was an active member of Saint's Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church where he served as a lector, a Eucharistic Minister, and a Bingo volunteer. In Monroe, he was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church serving on various committees and working as a Bingo volunteer. He also worked as a hospital volunteer for many years.
Mel's legacy of love and kindness will continue in the lives of his family and friends. He was a hugger with a kind and gentle spirit. He never met a stranger.
He modeled for all those who knew him, the verse from Mark 12: 30-31,
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."
The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at McEwen Funeral Home, 204 S. Main Street, Monroe, NC on Saturday, December 30. A funeral Mass will follow at 12:00p.m at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 725 Deese Street, Monroe, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Endowment Fund, 725 Deese Street, Monroe, NC 28112
Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.