BETTENDORF, Iowa – Doyle Wayne McCully, 82, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Manor Care Utica Ridge in Davenport, Iowa. He was born in Saltillo on June 11, 1931, the son of Thomas and Gladys Norris McCully. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He later earned his master's degree in civil engineering from Catholic University in Washington D.C. He also received his MBA in later years. On Oct. 15, 1951, he was united in marriage to Gladys Elizabeth Erismann in Passaic, N.J. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a tech sergeant in 1954.
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He worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, beginning his career in Huntington, W.Va., and later in Washington, D.C. He came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island, Ill., as chief of the Engineering Division. In 1997, he retired as deputy for Project Management and assistant district engineer after 43 years of faithful service.
He was a longtime and loyal member of the Bettendorf Rotary Club, where he served as president in 1983 and as district governor in 1987. In addition, his memberships included First Baptist Church of Bettendorf, the American Legion and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was a member and past president of the American Military Engineers and served on a variety of boards, committees and community efforts for many years. He was a tireless volunteer and was always ready and willing to help where help was needed. He will be remembered as a dedicated and faithful member of the Iowa Republican Party. He was an avid runner, participating in the Bix Road Race for 33 consecutive years and the Run with Carl for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf with his many friends.
His survivors include his beloved wife, Gladys; his children, Beverly (Mark) Magrane of Redmond, Wash., and Kenneth (Kim) McCully of Cypress, Texas; and his grandchildren, Kiera Magrane and Ryan Magrane.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Douglas McCully; and an infant sister.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at First Baptist Church in Bettendorf, Iowa. Burial with military honors will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bettendorf Rotary Foundation, the ""Run with Carl"" or a local charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by viewing his obituary at www.McGinnisChambers.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Feb. 18, 2014