Billy Nathan McCullough

Billy Nathan McCullough was born July 21, 1933 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  He was the son of the late Bob Burl McCullough and Mary Elizabeth Alexander McCullough.

He departed this life in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on October 19, 2019.  He was 86 years old.

Billy graduated from Caruthersville High School and then attended Arkansas State University for one year.  He then joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country.  After receiving his honorable discharge, he joined the National Guard.  After his years of service, he joined the American Legion.

On May 8, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Craven.  They celebrated 64 years of marriage.

 Billy was very devoted to his family.  He loved his 5 girls, his grandkids, great grandkids, and was most content with his “bride by his side.” He was known for his infectious smile, his love for people, and as “Big Daddy,” to all. He was an excellent cook – his specialties were pork loin, chicken and dressing and the hot tamales which he made for the R-3 Party.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching westerns and cheering on the Caruthersville Tigers.  After retiring from farming, he became the owner/operator of Big Daddy’s Lawn Service.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 69 years.

Survived by – his wife – Marilyn McCullough – Caruthersville, MO

5 daughters – Stephanie Cantrell (Ben) – Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Tammy Curtis (Mike) – Caruthersville, MO
  • Mary Lewelling (Lew) – Caruthersville, MO
  • Cathy Taylor (Arthur) – Gallatin, TN
  • Susan McCullough (Micheal) – Steele, MO

1 brother – Robert McCullough – Montana

9 grandchildren – Bridgette Wagster, Courtney Rogers, Caroline Jones, Michael Curtis, Jr., Tyler Lewelling, Matt Cantrell, Michelle Copeland, Trey Taylor, Madison McClendon, Maitlyn McClendon

6 great grandchildren – Tatum, Tanner, Presley Kate, Huxton, Maddox, Madaline

Other relatives and many friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Mary McCullough, 2 brothers, Albert and James McCullough, and a son – Little Billy McCullough

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