NUMA GEORGE BULOT, JR.
March 28, 1934 – May 6, 2022 (age 88)
Numa George Bulot, Jr. went to be with our Lord on May 6, 2022, at his home in Waxahachie, TX, surrounded by his loved ones. Numa was born on March 28, 1934, in New Orleans, LA.
Numa is preceded in death by his father Numa George Bulot, Sr., and his mother, Elizabeth Burney Bulot. He was the loving husband of Sylvia Adele Guerin whom he married on May 4, 1957, and with whom he just celebrated 65 years of marriage. He was the loving father of his three children, Jeannine Bulot, Timothy Bulot, (Milena), and Claudine Bulot-Smith (Dave); grandfather of Amanda Laskey (Sam), Kayla Hearne, Elizabeth Bulot and Andres Pimentel; great-grandfather to Evan Laskey and Aiden Laskey. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Diane Picone, Charmaine Costa and Laura Talbot (Don); nieces and nephews, Dane Picone (Peggy), Cherie Amedio (Joseph), Nicole Costa, Christopher Costa (Jennifer), Natalie Costa, Christina Loosemore and Troy Talbot.
Numa enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Reserves on April 26, 1951, and was called to active duty on November 16, 1953, wherein he served with The First Marines during the Korean War. He was awarded The National Defense Medal, The United Nations Service Medal and The Korean Service Medal. He received an Honorable Discharge on November 15, 1955.
After returning from military service, Numa was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad in Avondale Westwego, LA as a Yard Clerk. He attended night school at Tulane University in New Orleans where he received his Bachelor of Business Studies Degree on May 13, 1966. He was then promoted to Trainmaster and was transferred to Lake Charles, LA where he worked for a little over two years.
After working in Lake Charles, he was transferred to Hearne, TX where he served as Trainmaster for 8 years. During that time, he was elected as an Alderman for the City of Hearne serving on the Hearne City Council. From Hearne, he was transferred to Dallas, TX and served as Assistant Terminal Superintendent. He was then transferred to Ennis, TX where he served as Trainmaster for 31 years. Numa retired from Southern Pacific Railroad in 1993 after over 40 years of dedicated service.
After retiring from Southern Pacific Railroad, Numa went to work for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART) as a Railroad Consultant. On July 11, 2006, he was issued an Honorary Proclamation for his “significant and valued contribution to DART in securing Federal Funding for the Northwest/Southeast Light Rail Transit Corridor Minimum Operable Segment in the amount of $700 Million allowing this extremely important project to be completed.” He retired from DART after 19 years of service.
Numa served as President of the North Texas Railway Association from 1986-1987 and again from 1996-1997. He also served on the Board of Texas Central Business Lines in Midlothian and the Ellis County Crime Stoppers in Waxahachie for many years. He has received countless awards of merit from the various organizations and civic events in which he was an active participant.
Numa’s passion was his volunteer work for Operation Lifesaver. He was a veteran railroad executive and his extensive training and experience enabled him to be an integral part of the Operation Lifesaver program, which is a nationally recognized program dedicated to reducing collisions at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings and incidents involving trespassers on railroad rights-of-way. Not only has Numa been a Presenter/Authorized Operation Lifesaver Volunteer he has also served on the Board of Directors. Numa was actively involved in Operation Lifesaver for many years, attending numerous conventions, regional meetings and symposiums. As a volunteer instructor he has made hundreds of presentations in the DFW and surrounding areas to driving schools, organizations, and government agencies, including law enforcement. His dedicated efforts through sharing the Operation Lifesaver message has educated and undoubtedly saved countless lives in our state. In 2002, he was presented with a Community Service Award which reads: “In grateful appreciation of your contribution and dedication to railroad crossing safety and the Texas Operation Lifesaver Program.” Numa also encouraged and supported others to become involved with and volunteer for Operation Lifesaver and help continue to share its very important message: “Look, Listen and Live.”
Numa was a lifetime member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith in New Orleans, LA. At the time of his death, he was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX where he served on various committees. He was also an Elder for 12 years. Numa loved the Lord and Jesus Christ and faithfully attended Church services.
The family will be receiving visitors on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:30 am, with Pastor Jarod Raebel officiating. There will be a private burial service at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis, Texas immediately following the memorial service. The family extends their gratitude to the pallbearers: Billy Crawford, Gary Thompson, Myron Werkmeister, Jason Garrison, Terry Green and Andres Pimental.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 301 W Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75165 Attn: Building Fund, In Memoriam Numa George Bulot, Jr.