Jesse Bullock, 12, of rural New Boston, died Friday, July 19, 2013, along with his brother Nic Bullock, in a drowning accident near Mannon, Illinois. Their cousin, Jamie Vermast, saved their little brother, Thomas, and tried his hardest to save the other boys the family thanks Jamie for his efforts.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 3013 at Mercer County Intermediate School, Aledo. Rev. Charles Reynolds of Keithsburg First Christian Church, officiating. Visitation is also on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the school. Burial will be in Mannon Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers is Kenneth Foster, Tommy Willits, Levi Kilburn, Dusty Puckett, Doug Slagel Jr. and John Downing. The family request that memorials be left for the New Boston Boy Scouts or to the family. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Harland "Jesse" was born September 16, 2000 in Iowa City, Iowa, a son of Jesse and Emily Foster Bullock. He would have been a 7th grader in the Mercer County District this year. Jesse was artistic, he enjoyed drawing and music. He loved riding on the four-wheeler or dirt bike. You could also find him either playing Army or involved in video games. He was a member of New Boston Boy Scout Pack 406.
Survivors include his parents, Jesse & Emily Bullock and brother, Thomas Bullock, all of New Boston; sister, Savannah Gibson, Keithsburg; maternal grandparents, Sandra Ford and Ross Foster; paternal grandparents, Rolinda Willits, Terry and Jodie Bullock and Rex and Kim Willits. He was preceded in death by his great grandma Norma Laucamp and Grandpa Dave Johnson.
Jesse and Emily would like to thank Robin Sell for donating the grave spaces for their boys.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.