Paul E. McCullough (87) of Greenup

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Published on January 5 2013 2:59 pm

Paul E. McCullough, 87, of Greenup, IL passed away at 12:56 am on January 5, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Graveside memorial services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday January 12, 2013 at Greenup Cemetery with Military rites by Cumberland County Veterans. Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family with services. Friends and family are invited to the First Southern Baptist Church in Greenup following the cemetery services for a meal and fellowship.

Paul was born on October 15, 1925 in Casey, IL to Virgil “Did” & Maudaline (Matheny) McCullough. He married Angela Marrs and then married Cindy Jane Judson. He is survived by Cindy Jane his loving and caring wife of 37 years. Sons Gary wife Denise McCullough of Taylorville, IL and David wife Dawn McCullough of Las Vegas, NV; Brothers John wife Betty McCullough of Leesburg, FL and Joe wife Fran McCullough of Latham, IL; grandchildren Jacki husband Steve Slightom of Auburn, Kristi husband Stan McTaggart of Pawnee, Tad wife Kara McCullough of Taylorville and Kate husband Mike Davidson of Portland, OR and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Max McCullough; Sister Shirley Ann and his step father Vic Hunt. 

Paul proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He worked in the oil fields for M & E Drilling for 17 years; he was Superintendent of Utilities for the city of Greenup for many years and retired from Eastern Illinois University Building services in 1991. For many years Paul always coached his son’s baseball teams and was very civic minded in being a Greenup Volunteer Fireman. He was a life member and past commander of both the Greenup American Legion post #566 and the Greenup V.F.W. post #4598. He was a past member of the Cumberland Co. Sportsman’s club. Was an avid Cumberland Co. pool league player for many years, he loved to go fishing and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Paul will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew this man.

Memorials in his honor can be made to either the Greenup Fire Dept. or the Greenup Ambulance service. On line condolences can be expressed by clicking here.