Jerry BullockOct 14th, 2011 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog
It is with a heavy heart that I tell you of the passing of Jerry Bullock, aka The Bull. Over the past ten or so years, Jerry has been instrumental in developing the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum program in Chattanooga. He spent many days, weeks and months away from home providing guidance as well as manual labor to develop the museum. And, he donated many artifacts ranging from toy tow trucks to wrecker equipment, etc., to the museum.
From the very early days of Friends of Towing, Jerry was always available to lend a hand, like rounding up towers to move the FOT trailer across the country; helping to set it up and assisting with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. One of his many jobs was to round up the inductees’ photographs for framing. Invariably, one or two would always be late, and Jerry would turn back flips to get those photos made at the last minute. And, as you might know, when I was inducted in 1994, I somehow failed to get my photo in on time. So instead of giving me a hard time about my tardiness, Jerry inserted a large picture of the cartoon character Garfield where my picture should have been. At the ceremony when my picture was unveiled, Garfield appeared to the applause and delight of the audience. And, in the 17 years since, Jerry always called me by the name of Garfield, which was a handle I came to appreciate.
It is with a very heavy heart that I join the crowd of friends Jerry made throughout Towing and Recovery to mourn his passing.