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Leon McCullough

Services will be Thursday at noon at Cryer Funeral Home in Obion, with burial following in Mount Moriah Cemetery near Obion. Thomas Martin will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ryan McCullough, Jason McCullough, Darren McCullough, Jerry Ray McCullough, Mark McCull-ough and Bobby Bullion.
He was born July 25, 1925, in the Frog Level community, son of the late Thomas Hassell and Mary Belle (Adams) McCullough. He was raised in nearby Hornbeak and graduated from the former Hornbeak High School. After working for Obion County for a time, he moved to Plymouth, Mich., in the late 1940s and worked for General Motors for 30 years before retiring.
He was married to the former Mary Catherine Thornton for 46 years, living in Farmington, Mich., and later in Winter Haven, Fla., following his retirement. When his wife passed away in 2001, he moved back to Obion.
He later married the former Ruth Jones. Their marriage lasted eight years until she passed away in 2010.
He later moved to Etheridge House in Union City and enjoyed laughing and talking with everyone there.
Leon loved to talk to people and exchange stories about farming and how things were when he was growing up. He had a great sense of humor and a very distinctive laugh. He was very generous with his time and energy and was always willing to help people in need.
He was a member of churches of Christ in Mich-igan, Florida and Troy.
He was one of 11 children and was preceded in death, along with his parents, by nine of them: Louise Alexander, Bobbie Cranford, Pauline Bullion, Bill McCullough, Clyde Murray McCullough, T.C. McCullough, Raymond Earl McCullough, Thomas McCullough Jr. and Franklin “Jack” McCullough.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Tom Martin; his son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Dee Dee McCullough; five grandchildren, Lydia Allen, Paul Martin, Ryan McCullough, Jason McCullough and Darren McCullough; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and his brother, Joseph Calvin McCullough of Memphis.
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