CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Barry David “Batman” Bulford, 56, passed away unexpectedly during surgery Thursday morning, March 5, 2020.
Barry was born on November 27, 1963 in Warren, Ohio, son of Donald Bulford, Jr. and Charlotte (Ostrander) Bulford.
He was a 1982 graduate of Howland High School.
He was a very proud member of the U.S. Marines.
He was a fan of NASCAR, especially following Mark Martin and a die hard Cleveland Browns fan.
He worked as an auto mechanic for many years at various area dealerships.
He was a member of the dart team at Yellow Dog Saloon & Grill but especially he will be remembered for his kind and loving heart, willing to help all with his portrayal of Batman.
He brought joy to many at parties, hospitals, fundraisers and was a volunteer of the Santa Hide-A-Way Hollow.
Barry is survived by his mother, Charlotte; his children: daughter, Heather Bulford and her companion, Chris Dickson, of Niles, son, Chad Bulford and his girlfriend, Angel Garces, of Cortland, daughter, Lauren Bulford of Cortland and stepdaughter, Lindsey Double and her fiancé, Josh Manners, of Cortland; sister Debby (Rick) Smith of Fredonia, Pennsylvania; brothers, Don (Joyce) Bulford of Alabaster, Alabama, Rick (Cheryl) Bulford of Howland and Randy Bulford of Howland and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He is also survived by Heather’s mother and his ex-wife, Stacey Jensen and Chad and Lauren’s mother and former companion, Jennetta Double, many friends and fellow Marines. He will be truly missed by all but now he is home with Jesus.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald and a special couple, Bill and (Gladys) Root, who called him Bear and were his babysitters for many years and took him many places in the U.S. when he was little; especially Mt. Rushmore; he always called them the men on the mountain.
Family and friends may visit from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren and from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March, 10, 2020 at the funeral home with services to follow at 11:00 a.m.
Private burial will take place after cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow in Middlefield, Ohio.
Family and friends may send their condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com
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A television tribute will air Monday, March 9, at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.