Funeral services for Mr. Joe C. McCullough, age 78 of Manchester will be conducted Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother John Albert Robinson and Brother Brad Brandon officiating. Burial will follow at Welker Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mr. McCullough passed away at his home after an extended illness
Thursday, October 13, 2011 surrounded by family and friends.
He was born June 6, 1933 in Cannon County, TN the son of the late Mason McCullough and Lydia Mae Parker McCullough. Mr. McCullough retired from Arnold Engineering and Development Center after 20 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed playing bluegrass music and teaching others to play. He was a member and Deacon of Woodland Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson, Eddie Gipson and a brother, Willie McCullough.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce Tenpenny McCullough; son, Gary (Dede) McCullough; daughters, Jo Helen (David) Diehl and Kreta McCullough and special caregiver, Johnny Vaughn all of Manchester; seven grandchildren, Mae Anne (Brandon) Hale, Shannon (Keven) Reynolds, Erin (Chris) Lamb, Jonathan (Karen) McCullough, Sierra (Marco) Garcia, Joey (Stephanie) Gipson and Chris (Callie) Diehl; two step-grandchildren, Lynette (Bryan) Nix and Jay Johnson; ten great-grandchildren plus one great-grandson on the way and five step-great grandchildren; also surviving are sisters, Hazel Alexander and June Foster both of Woodbury and Patsy Holt of Manchester and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Memory of Joe be made to Hospice of the Highland Rim, 110 East Lauderdale St., Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Joe C. McCullough.