Charles Thomas Bulla, who passed away April 14, 2021, was born January 22, 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee to Mabel and Zeb Bulla. After attending Hillsboro High School in Nashville and serving in the US Military, he graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a degree in architecture. Tom later founded Bulla Associates Architects where his significant projects in the entertainment industry included; Sony Music, ASCAP, Capital Records, SESAC and Opryland Music Group. His client list also included Gaylord/Opryland Hotel where he was instrumental in the design of new specialty shops, restaurants and renovations within the hotel.
Tom enjoyed music and played several instruments. He also enjoyed spending time on his tractor and gardening at the family farm where he retired.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sheri Martin Bulla. Children; Joshua Bulla (Chris) and Ashley Fletcher (Shane). Step children; David Bishop (Angel), Shannon Bishop, Brandy Snodgrass (Bill). Grandchildren; Hanna and Kathrine Fletcher, Brody Bishop, Hayden, Ryan and Taylor Snodgrass. Siblings; Gladys Cothran, Betty Hartsock and Dan Bulla.
He is preceded in death by his parents Zebulon and Mabel Bulla and his brother Vance Bulla.
Please join us for a celebration of Tom’s life at the Bulla Farm, Saturday, May 15th at 4pm. Text 615-319-4913 for directions.