Roy Alton Wulff, loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at the age of 85.
Roy was born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 29,1937. He joined the United States Army March 4,1958, and retired as Colonel September 30,1981. He received many decorations while in the Army which include Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Master Army Aviator, Air Medal with 39 clusters, Bronze Star with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, The Legion of Merit, and the Meritorious Service Medal. His military education included Command and General Staff School and the Air War College. He graduated from Auburn University with a Masters in Business Administration. Roy was Deputy Director for the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency from 1994-2009, and was member of Eastern Shore Baptist Church.
Roy is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Alton Garner, his mother, Bernice Rodgers Wulff and his stepfather, Walter Leroy Wulff. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Cynthia Bouldin Wulff; children, Rhonda Scarlet (Bob) of Nashville, TN, Richard Wulff (Janet) of Willowbrook, IL, Robyn Keller (Dave) of The Villages, FL, Tracy Branch Drake of Atlanta, GA and Jennifer Branch Myers of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Caitlin Keller Hines, Mackenzy Keller, Kyler Wulff, Paige “Pippa” Wulff, Katherine Scott Drake, George MacKay Drake, III, Ryker Joseph Myers and Lucas Branch Myers; sister, Lynn Wulff Chapman (Jim); and nephew, Matthew Hutton.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL, at 11AM. There will be a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10AM. Interment will follow the service at 12:30PM at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, with full military honors by the US Army.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to any of the following: Disabled American Veterans at https://www.ihelpveterans.org/ or America’s Vet Dogs at https://www.vetdogs.org/AV/Contribution/AVD_DonateNow.aspx
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
I am so happy I got in touch with Roy and you before he passed away. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
My heart was saddened to learn of Roy’s passing. For years we lived within a couple of blocks from each other. We went to Grammer School, Junior High School, and High School together. We were close to each other, almost as close as brothers. Unfortunately, when Roy went into the Army and left Jacksonville we lost touch with one another, but he was always in my thoughts. It is my prayer that Cynthia, Lynn, and all the rest of his family, will have the strength to overcome their grief and dwell on their memories of all the good times.
It is my belief that we will see each other again one of these days.