Long-Time MTSU Professor to be Laid to Rest on Monday After Auto Accident

Oct 02, 2023 at 06:44 am by WGNS News

Top Right: Dr. Bullard. Background: MTSU Photo of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A well known professor at Middle Tennessee State University has died after being injured in an auto accident that occurred over a month ago.


Dr. Dwight Bullard from Murfreesboro was involved in the vehicle crash on August 15th and shortly after the accident occurred, was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The retired Associate Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, fought to recover from the injuries he sustained in the crash, but passed away this past Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Looking back, Bullard was part of MTSU for over half of his life, spending 49 years at the university. There, he taught Business Education courses for years and eventually moved into a position in administration. Family wrote in his obituary that Dr. Bullard “...was known for his dedication to his students and his passion for education. Dwight's impact on the lives of his colleagues and students will be remembered for years to come.”

The beloved professor is survived by his wife, Lynda Wheatley Bullard; his daughter, Lisa Owens; his son, Marc Bullard (Tara Hansen-Bullard), grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. Reports indicate flags will be flying at half-mast on Monday at MTSU, in honor of Dr. Bullard. 

A visitation with friends and family is being held today (Monday, October 2, 202) at Woodfin Memorial Chapel from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A graveside service will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend and pay their respects. Woodfin Chapel in Murfreesboro are in charge of arrangements for Dr. Bullard.


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