Johnny Green Bulzer, 83, of Marianna passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in the Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on August 14, 1935 in Altha, and had lived most of his life in Jackson County. Johnny served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1962. He continued his career in the military serving in the National Guard in Apalachicola as a supply sergeant.

Johnny married his bride on Aug. 2, 1958 and would work as a mail contractor for 30-plus years. He enjoyed working, traveling, photography, and vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Lee Green and stepfather James Gordon Edenfield; daughter Jessie Mae Bulzer; maternal grandmother Evie Bailey Green, and stepgrandfather Floyd Hires.

Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Jernearl “Jerry” Stephens Bulzer; children Darlene Tanner and husband Fred, John Mark Bulzer, and Doug Bulzer and wife Janice; sister Annette Bontrager; grandchildren Jennifer, Jessica, Bobby Lee, Meagan, and Samantha; several great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family, nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Bulzer were held Saturday afternoon, March 9 at Marvin Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Irvin Jennison officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with military honors given. Family receives friends an hour prior to the service.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at