Charlie Thomas McCullough, Sr. was born in Colmesneil, Texas on September 30, 1936 to the late Thomas and Novell McCullough. He passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. At an early age, Charlie accepted Christ and was baptized at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He later united with Moss Hill Missionary Baptist Church. His interest included working, hunting, listening to the Blues, watching westerns, and spending time with his family. Charlie attended and graduated from Henry T. Scott High School in 1955. He completed law enforcement training through the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy as well as the East Texas Police Academy at Cleveland Police Department, and the Tyler County Sheriff's Department. Charlie's employment also included years with Chester ISD, Woodville ISD, and Tyler County Courthouse. Charlie leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife of 53 years, Mrs. Josephine McCullough, six children: Novella Washington (Dennis), Rita McCullough, Bridgette Anderson (Dwayne), Charlotte Mattox (Cliff), Leslie McCullough, and Charlie McCullough II; seven grandchildren; Lauren Washington, Justin McCullough, Thomas Anderson, William Washington, Nicholas Anderson, Blake Anderson, and Kimberly Mattox; one sister; Estella Jordan (Donnie), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Woodville with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery of Dies Community. Visitation will also be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. until service time. We would like to take this time to send out gratitude and appreciation for the following in the time of Charlie Thomas McCullough's care and treatment. Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, Woodville Dialysis Center, Homecare Solutions of East Texas, Inc., Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas, Chester I.S.D., and Tyler County Courthouse. Special thanks to the following, Charles & James Spencer, RV Franks, Judge Jacques Blanchette, and members of the Moss Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 25, 2013