City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Harry Spencer Bullis IV

Goldsboro, North Carolina

Age 65.
Died 06/11/2023.

Harry Spencer Bullis IV
Harry Spencer Bullis IV passed away on June 11, 2023. He was born on September 27, 1957, at Fort Belvoir, Virgina to Patricia (Ann) and Harry III (Sonny) Bullis. The first-born son of a military service member, Harry grew up on various Air Force bases across the United States and in Okinawa before moving back to Virginia upon his father’s retirement.
Harry leaves behind many who will miss and remember him. He is survived by his son, Harry Spencer Bullis V and three grandchildren Jessica, Ethan, and Faith of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He is survived by his father, Harry Spencer Bullis III of Gordonsville, Virginia; his brothers Larry (Kathy) Bullis of Dunnsville, Virginia; Gary (Carolyn) Bullis of Mount Holly, Virginia; a sister Mary (Bryan) Childress of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Harry also leaves his sister-in-law, Debby (David) Barnes of Pikeville, North Carolina; and brother-in-law, Robert (Carolyn) Gilliam of Montross, Virginia. Harry had many nieces, nephews, and cousins who will remember him fondly and was especially close to Brandy (Jay) Serrano and sons Bubba, Brandon, London, and Oscar of Pikeville, North Carolina.
Harry was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Janice Gilliam Bullis and his mother Patricia Ann Bullis. Both will be welcoming him to Heaven with open arms which fills his family’s hearts with bittersweet gratitude.
Harry was a kind person with an enormous heart. He was very intelligent but also artistic. He participated in theater and the arts in high school and throughout the years. His most memorable plays were Annie Get Your Gun, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Christmas Story. In true ‘Air Force Brat’ fashion, Harry enlisted and served in the Air Force. He raised his son in the Northern Neck area of Virginia and met and married Janice there as well. They lived in Mendon, Massachusetts for several years before moving to North Carolina, where they lived in Asheville before settling in Fayetteville, where he recently retired. Harry was a charter member of the Montross Moose Lodge.
Harry had a smile that reached his bright blue eyes and could light up the whole room. He will be forever missed. Until we meet again.
A celebration of his life will be held on July 16th in Mount Holly, Virginia with details being announced later. There will be time for sharing stories of Harry, and fellowship after.
The family would like to thank all our family and friends for their support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Military Family (P.O. Box 238, Firestone, CO 80520) who helped advocate for Harry during his illness. Or the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society (3927 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28303.)

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Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

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Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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