Dr. John H. Tullock passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Delano, TN. Dr. Tullock taught at Belmont for thirty-four years where he served as Chair of the Department of Religion. Before he retired in 1993 he was an active member in the life of the Belmont community and remembered fondly by his peers. While he was serving at Belmont, he authored The Old Testament Story, which is now in its 9th edition and remains one of the more popular introductions to the Old Testament textbooks used by undergraduates. Dr. Mark McEntire has been serving as the primary editor for the text for the last several years while working closely with Dr. Tullock.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Delano Cemetery, Delano, TN. A Celebration Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Wetmore Baptist Church in Delano, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Tullock, Curtis, Lee Scholarship Fund.
Dr. JohnTullock was my NT Greek professor, an awesome mentor and friend. He was always available for counsel and encouragement. I had a number of outstanding professors and mentors at Belmont, but John Tullock was one of the best. Jim Craigmyle '66.
Dr. Tullock was a good friend and an excellent professor in a great school, Belmont University. We would cross paths from time to time at meetings of the AAR and SBL. His book, The Old Testmanet Story, is one of the best for beginning students in Old Testmanet surveys. I trust Dr. McEntire will keep it in print for a long time to come. G. Byrns Coleman, Professor of Religion & the Professor of Humanities, Wingate University, Wingate, North Carolina.
If memory serves me, I think I never had John for a class. In the early days, as strange as it may seem in retrospect, he was not a Dr. and was on the short list until he finished is degree. He had attended Eastern Seminary with my brother-in-law. So we had a little bond thing going. He joked about not having his degree at his age. Well you made it John and are more loved than the old stoggies who proceeded you. Enjoy your reward, friend. c. Barker
Dr. Tullock was my professor, friend, and someone that I was honored to call Pop. I met him as a freshmen at Belmont in 1963 and I was honored to have him not only as a professor but someone that shared his love with me. I miss him so much but the impact that he had on my life will lead me to inspire others as he inspired me. I treasured out friendship and will keep the memories locked in my heart forever. I am so glad that the text, The Old Testament Story, written by him, is being used to guide others on their way in life. Love you Pop, Frani