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Scott Bulla

Kenneth Scott Bulla

DENTON — Kenneth Scott Bulla, 60, of Denton, died on June 16, 2023, at his residence.


Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 22, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur.


Scott was born on May 7, 1963, and was a Randolph County native who never met a stranger.


He was known to all who met him as Scott, Baby to his partner in life, and Daaadd to his daughters (see Adam Sandler's “Little Nicky”).


Scott was a complicated man with a tender heart. He would do anything to help out his fellow man. At the same time, he couldn't be happy unless he had someone to be mad at.


Bulla managed to live for 6 decades, even though starting at 20 he swore he'd never make it to 30, "I'll never see 40", "I won't be here for 50", and so on for every birthday thereafter.


He was a roofer and carpenter by trade. He started his own roofing company — Scott Bulla Roofing.


When he had downtime, he would often leave out to Portsmouth Island, known to the regulars as Drum Island, always hoping to get a run on some Puppy Drum or Red Drum fish. An avid coastal sports fisherman, he was part of the Cape Lookout Mobile Sports Fishermen Organization. He had so much experience with coastal surf fishing he could read the waters and the beaches to tell the best spot to cast a line.


The man had a sweet tooth and would hoard Mrs. Emery's persimmon pudding and coconut pie.


If he wasn't cussin, he was laughing. He loved movies, especially comedy. Scott and Paula would throw out partial movie lines to one another to have the other quote the rest back. Some of his favorites: “Tombstone,” "The Big Lebowski" and “Going South.”


He was full of fatherly wisdoms, everyone who knew him knew he had a colorful saying for everything. He had a huge presence, both to his loved ones and in his neighborhood, though sometimes this could be akin to a giant storm cloud depending on his mood. 


He will be so missed.


He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ernest & Donna Williams McPherson; paternal grandparents, Henry and Elva Farlow Bulla; father, Kenneth Reece Bulla, and mother, Mary Ellen McPherson; and brother-in-law, Kenny Matthews.


He leaves behind his devoted partner and constant companion of 20 years, Paula Floyd of Denton; daughters, Chloe Bulla (David) of Bennett, Donna Bulla of Denton; former wife and mother to his girls, Sandra Allen-Bulla of Denton; sisters, Tammy Matthews and Lori George (Chris) both of Asheboro; step-mother, Janice James Bulla of Asheboro; nieces and nephews, Amanda Phillips, son Luke , Brittney George, son Camden, daughter Finley, Mallory George, daughter Blakely, son Case, Ricky and Josh Phillips, who were like his sons; His beloved animals, Reilly aka Daddy's Boy, Dorothy, Sadie and Daisy Mae, as well as many cousins and friends.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

— Cape Lookout Mobile Sports Fisherman Organization, PO Box 222, Atlantic, NC 28511.

— Holly's Nest — Wildlife Rehabilitators, PO Box 4086, Sanford, NC 27331.


Visitation will be from 1:45-3:45 p.m. Thursday at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur. 


Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.