Clayton “Dick” R. McCullough, of Brownsville, VT, age 85, died Friday, May 10, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Newport, RI, on May 15,1933, to Kermit and Mabel McCullough.
Dick was full of stories of his
many escapades during his youth. In 1951 he joined the military and proudly
served his country all over the USA, Japan and Korea in the United States Air
Force and in Panama as a member of the United States Air National Guard. He was
honorably discharged from the military in 1980 having earned several Good
Conduct Awards. Throughout his life he was a Master Craftsman by trade. Dick
was a member of Boy Scouts of America and American Legion. He had a love for
family, woodworking, gardening and animals. Our Dad had a zest for life and his
“positive attitude”, as he always said, will be forever missed and admired.
Dick married the love of his
life, Evelyn U. McCullough, on February 14, 1970. They shared many adventures
together during their 47 years of marriage. Dick was always proud to say they
never went anywhere without each other. Their love for one another was
something to cherish. Evelyn passed away holding his hand in May 2017.
Dick leaves behind his children
and grandchildren, Brenda & Jim Burke (James, Vicki, Emily, Allison &
Clyde) of Belleville, Ill., Luanne & Keith Lyman (Kerri, Katie, Justin
& Molly) of Orange, MA., Susan L. Guy (Annaleisha, Caryn, Laura & SueAnn)
of Athol, MA., Carol & Bob Swanson (Bobby & Kim) of Grand Junction,
CO., Michael & Peggy Pierson (Terry)of Phillipston, MA., Gary & Mary
Pierson (Melissa, Jennifer & Betsy) of Claremont, NH., and Juliet & Rob
Davis (Michael, Ethan & Noah) of Claremont, NH. He is also survived by many
great-grandchildren and great- great grandchildren.
Along with his wife and
parents, he was preceded in death by a special cousin Eileen Potts, grandsons Danny and Jeff as well as many loved pets
throughout the years.
Dick will be laid to rest alongside Evelyn in a service with military honors at the East Street Cemetery in Petersham, MA, on June (12 or 14) at 2 pm. Witty’s Funeral Home of Orange, MA, is honored with handling the arrangements.
Special thanks to Lake Sunapee
Visiting Nurses & Hospice for their outstanding care, compassion and
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Mt. Ascutney Rehabilitation Center at 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089 or Lake Sunapee Visiting VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Road, New London, NH 03257.
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