G. Winston "G.W." Bullock, 79, founder of Bullock's Country Meats in Westminster, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Carroll County General Hospital.
Mr. Bullock and his late wife, Ruth S. Bullock, founded the butcher shop in 1937.
The business grew to include two restaurants. One is next to the butcher shop on Sykesville Road. The other, Bullock's Airport Inn on Airport Drive, was the first smoke-free restaurant in Carroll County when it opened a year ago.
"His family was his life," said his daughter, Joanne Cooney Wood of Westminster.
Mr. Bullock remained active in the family business, often slicing meat at the airport restaurant.
"He liked to see the customers," Mrs. Wood said.
A native of New Windsor, he was the son of the late Granville and Bessie M. Lambert Bullock.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Westminster.
In addition to Mrs. Wood, Mr. Bullock is survived by another daughter, Carolyn V. Stull of Thurmont; four sons, G. Winston Bullock Jr., Robert L. Bullock and Donald E. Bullock, all of Westminster, and David C. Bullock of Linwood; three sisters, Virginia Stem of Sykesville, Carolyn Skinner of Tucson, Ariz., and Trudy Hahn of Westminster; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. Interment will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery in Uniontown.
Memorial donations may be made to the G.W. Bullock Sr. 4-H Scholarship Fund, 700 Agricultural Center, Westminster 21157.