Joseph (Joe) L. McCullough, 71, of Slidell, Texas, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family after courageously battling cancer for seven months.
Joe was born July 5, 1942, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, to O. J. McCullough and Naomi (Bell) Christy. Joe served in the United States Army from 1959 through 1963. He then married Theresa A. Heath March 21, 1964. He worked as a truck driver for 40 years and remained working the truck industry by being employed by Kenosha, now known as Active, USA, delivering semi-trucks. He and his wife eventually relocated to Slidell where he became a longtime, well-respected resident and friend of the community. Joe worked for Kenosha for 28 years and retired when he was 62 years old.
Joe is survived by his wife, Theresa McCullough, of Slidell; children, Joseph McCullough, Jr., of Muskogee, OK, Kardi McCullough and husband Barry of Overland Park, KS, Anthony McCullough and wife Gina of Slidell, and Mary McCullough and husband Paul of Denton, TX; grandchildren, Cody McCullough, Derek McCullough, Jennifer McCullough, Kyle Conley, Hannah Conley, Rachel Conley, Samuel McCullough, Alex McCullough, Madison McCullough, Nolan McCullough, Justin Lopez, Elizabeth Lopez, and Marissa Lopez; great-grand-daughter, Alexandria; and sister, Caroline Southworth of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, and a sister.
Joe was a man of few words; however, he knew how to make every word count. He was a firm believer that a handshake was as good as gold and that a man's word was his word. Above all, when you happened to get a glimpse of his face when talking about his family and you saw that twinkle in his eye, you could see that he was a man that loved his family.
A memorial service in honor of Joe's life will be held on his birthday, July 5, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, 119 CR 2822, Slidell, Texas 76267 at 1:00 p.m.
Coker Funeral Home of Sanger is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.cokerfuneralhome.com .