Graveside service with military honors, under the directions of Heartland Funeral & Cremations, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the funeral home. Condolences to the family can be left online at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.

Buddy Wayne Bullard of Brownwood went to be with the Lord on the Aug. 18, 2017. He was born in Brownwood on Oct. 6, 1940 to parents Pete and Inez.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Bullard; brothers Ted, Freddy, Burl, Tommy; and sister, Jean.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy Stallings (George); granddaughter, Austyn; and grandson, Chaz of Brentwood, Tennessee. Survivors also include his brothers. Bobby, Billy, Buster, and Mike; and sisters, Patsy and Monnette; plus many nieces and nephews.

Buddy loved living on his ranch and caring for his cattle and horses. He was a highly decorated war hero, having served in Vietnam and Thailand. He fought with the 101st Airborne Division of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Before his retirement from the Army he was awarded many medals. He was a member of the Green Berets and Special Forces. He will be remembered for his grit and loyalty to all things Texas. Special gratitude to Vickie Hartsell Overstreet his friend and caretaker.