Walton H. Bull
Walton H. Bull, 88, passed away Oct. 5, 2019, at CVPH Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Walt was born on June 2, 1931, in Dannemora. He was the son of Seth and Cecile Bull of Cadyville. Walt attended Plattsburgh High School. After high school he moved to Poughkeepsie and was a fireman at Hudson River State Hospital. In July of 1951 he joined the United States Marine Corp. During his enlistment he was an MP and completed two tours in the Korean War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Korean War Service Medal with 3 stars and the UN Service Medal. Walt was very proud to have served his country and wholeheartedly believed "Once a Marine Always a Marine."
After his separation from the military in 1954 he moved back and started working at Dannemora Dairy. In 1956 he began his career with NYSDOCS as an officer at Dannemora State Hospital/Clinton prison.
He became reacquainted with the love of his life, Jean Manley in 1956. They married on May 25, 1957, and were together 61 years before Jean's passing on July 7, 2018.
He was also an entrepreneur. Along with his wife they began selling officer uniforms, used cars and eventually began their RV dealership "Walton H. Bull Trailer Sales."
He retired from the prison in 1985 but continued operating the dealership for many years along with managing their rental properties.
Walt enjoyed spending time with his family at their camp on Lake Champlain and operating heavy equipment at his home. He also enjoyed cruising with his wife in their convertible and taking a ride on his Harley-Davidson.
Walt is survived by his daughter, Monica and her husband, Tim LaPier of Plattsburgh, daughter Michelle, and her husband Michael Mahorney of Cadyville, son, Michel Bull of Altona, daughter, Missy and husband, Neil Napper of Cadyville, daughter, Mindy and husband, Travis Cayea of Cadyville; nine grandchildren, Bridget, Adam, Bradley, Brandon, Audrey, Gabe, Nate, Henry and Iris; seven great-grandchildren, Lily, Logan, Liam, Briella, Lydia, Levi and Helen and two sisters, Ann and husband, Ed Chester of Glenview, Ill., and Jean Baker of Plattsburgh.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, daughter, Marianne and brother, Rance Bull.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Country Honor Flight supporting our local veterans.
To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on October 7, 2019


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Kevin Donoghue
Oct 18, 2019
Was very sorry to hear about Walt. He was always very nice to me. Always asked about my family and mother when she was alive. Thoughts and prayer to the family.
Garry Douglas
Oct 16, 2019
He was an exemplary part of the business community and a valued member of the Chamber of Commerce for many years. Condolences to all of his family and many friends.
Sandy Jenkins
Oct 09, 2019
I was 12 years old in 1970 when my parents (Harry &Doreen; bought their first Prowler from Walt & Jean. They soon became friends seeing each other often over the next 9 years until my family relocated from Quebec to Alberta. My sincere condolences to the family. May your many happy memories help ease your pain at this sad time.
Jeff and Nate Webber
Oct 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karen (DuBrey) Helton
Oct 08, 2019
I just loved Mr Bull. I remember going to their house as a kid and hanging out with Monica. There was always laughter. Mr Bull and his brother Rance built the addition on our house. They always had a smile and were so nice about answering our questions about what they were doing and why.
I’m so sorry for your family’s Loss. You will be in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace.
Christine Packwood
Oct 08, 2019
My prayers go out to my good friend Missy and her family ...I pray for peace and comfort during your time of grief.
Linda Parker
Oct 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing . He was a good neighbor and did business with him for years.This is a great loss to the community.
Larry Ryan
Oct 08, 2019
Sorry to hear about Walt's passing! I'm an old friend, worked with Walt back in the 50s, with DOCS, saw Walt off and on thereafter, when I moved upstate.