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ROBERT R. MCCULLOUGH


1919 - 2013 | In Memoriam Condolences
Robert R McCullough 1919-2013 Robert "Bob" McCullough, 93, passed away at home on January 27, 2013. Bob was the youngest of three brothers born in Saguache, Colorado, to Zachary McCullough and Hilda Atkins. In 1937, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the US, Philippines, and Korea. He was serving aboard the USS Medusa during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. He was a chief warrant officer (CWO-4), and also served aboard the USS West Virginia and the USS North Hampton. He was honorably discharged in 1960 after twenty-two years of service. Bob then went to work for Shasta County as the assistant planning director from 1961-1970. He moved to Red Bluff in 1970, and was the Tehama County Planning Director until retiring in 1982. Bob met his wife, Virginia, while they were both in the service, and they married in 1946. They had two children, and spent the next 50 years together, until her death in 1996. Bob was an active member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Shasta County, Chapter 28, and had been an avid golfer at Wilcox Oak Country Club. Bob is survived by his son; Michael (Barbara) of Redding; his son-in-law; Jack Thompson, of Bend, Oregon; his grandchildren; Lisa, Zachary, Shaun, Nichole, and Tasha, and his great-grandchildren; Chloe, Brandon, Hayden and Hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; his brothers, Elton and Jack; and his daughter, Michele. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 11:00 am at the Northern California Veteran's Cemetery in Igo, California. A reception will be held immediately following at the Veteran's Memorial Hall in Red Bluff on Oak Street. In remembrance, the family requests donations in Bob's name be made to the .
Published in Daily News on Feb. 6, 2013
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