SIDNEY - Timothy L. McCullough, 68, of Sidney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 6:05 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
He was born on July 9, 1945, in Sidney, the son of the late Charles "Chink" and Janet (Zwiesler) McCullough. Tim was married to Kathryn Elizabeth Endicott on March 15, 1968.
He is survived by daughters, Terri Ann (McCullough) Harger, of Severna Park, Md., and Laurisa "Rissa" (McCullough) Zimmer and husband Jim, of Dublin; three grandchildren, Maya Evans Harger, Elianna Evans Zimmer and Bryce James Zimmer; siblings, Dora Fair and husband Tom, John McCullough and wife Shirley, Greta Lynch, Harold "Bo" McCullough and wife Mary Ellen, and Tom McCullough and wife Diane; 13 nieces and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, David McCullough, one brother-in-law, Gary Lynch, and two nieces.
Mr. McCullough did not serve in the military but was an active Armed Forces supporter and active Canteen member of the VFW. He enjoyed traveling to Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and Italy over 10 different times to support his own military family and other service members and their families. Mr. McCullough never met a stranger even if he couldn't speak their language.
Mr. McCullough was a 1964 graduate of Sidney High School, 1966 Mahoney Valley Technical School graduate, a graduate of the Hobart Welding School and a graduate of the Ohio Peace Academy. He was a member of the Civil Defense Auxiliary Police, Civil Defense Rescue Squad, Shelby County Life Squad, Shelby County Care Van, American Legion Post 217 Baseball Coach, Sidney Zoo Fast Pitch Coach, Edison State Community College Girls Softball Coach, Volunteer Athletic Trainer for the Sidney High School Football and Men's Soccer Teams, Shelby County Browns Backers, and a former baseball player for the Western Ohio League. He was a lifetime member of the Trinity Church of the Brethren in Sidney.
Mr. McCullough retired from the Copeland Corp. in 2005. He also served for decades as a Reserve Officer with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and decades as an EMT and Paramedic for Shelby County Rescue Squads.
Mr. McCullough enjoyed years of fishing and visiting with friends and neighbors on Lake Loramie. He loved to travel and enjoyed touring Europe with his daughters. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities. Mr. McCullough was a lifetime blood donor and exceeded his maximum donation potential. Mr. McCullough was an avid Sidney High School supporter. He rarely missed a home or away Sidney High School football game. He was a huge Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed going to both home and away games to support his teams. He spent countless holidays supplying coffee and snacks to travelers with the Sidney Chapter Browns Backers at Ohio rest stops to help travelers. He loved all things Ohio and especially all things Sidney.
Mr. McCullough continued his journey in service to others by donating his body to The Ohio State University Medical Center Division of Anatomy. He also donated his eyes and corneas to the Community Tissue Services of Dayton.
A celebration of his life with drinks and good memories will be held at the Sidney VFW, 2841 Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Trinity Church of the Brethren, 2220 North Main Ave, Sidney.
Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sidney High School Athletic Programs or Wilson Hospice Care in memory of Timothy Lee McCullough.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at the funeral home's website,http://www.cromesfh.com.
Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave. Sidney, OH 45365
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 10, 2013