Obituary: Johnny Bull Sr.
William John “Johnny” Bull Sr., 77, died February 14 at the Baton Rouge General Hospital, after a battle with cancer. He worked for many years at Dredging Supply Company Inc., from which he retired in 2013. His brother-in-law, Thomas Wetta III, founded the firm, and his nephews, Bob and Bill Wetta, are currently president/CEO and senior vice president/chief technology officer, respectively.
“Our hearts are saddened by the loss of our uncle and a member of the dredging community,” said Bob Wetta. “John Bull committed his entire life to our industry and for this we are grateful. His love for his family and co-workers was evident through his actions every day of his life. Uncle Johnny will be greatly missed.”
Bill Wetta added, “John Bull’s vast experience in both the small and large dredge markets, as well as his civil engineering knowledge, made him a go-to person for our engineering, automation and product support groups; he always made himself available and was fun to engage with. He will be missed as a resource and as my favorite uncle!”