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William Freddie McCullough - BLOOMINGDALE - The man. The myth. The legend. Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him. William Freddie McCullough died on September 11, 2013. Freddie loved deep fried Southern food smothered in Cane Syrup, fishing at Santee Cooper Lake, Little Debbie Cakes, Two and a Half Men, beautiful women, Reeses Cups and Jim Beam. Not necessarily in that order. He hated vegetables and hypocrites. Not necessarily in that order. He was a master craftsman who single -handedly built his beautiful house from the ground up. Freddie was also great at growing fruit trees, grilling chicken and ribs, popping wheelies on his Harley at 50 mph, making everyone feel appreciated and hitting Coke bottles at thirty yards with his 45. When it came to floor covering, Freddie was one of the best in the business. And he loved doing it. Freddie loved to tell stories. And you could be sure 50% of every story was true. You just never knew which 50%. Marshall Matt Dillon, Ben Cartwright and Charlie Harper were his TV heroes. And he was the hero for his six children: Mark, Shain, Clint, Brandice, Ashley and Thomas. Freddie adored the ladies. And they adored him. There isn't enough space here to list all of the women from Freddie's past. There isn't enough space in the Bloomingdale phone book. A few of the more colorful ones were Momma Margie, Crazy Pam, Big Tittie Wanda, Spacy Stacy and Sweet Melissa (he explained that nickname had nothing to do with her attitude). He attracted more women than a shoe sale at Macy's. He got married when he was 18, but it didn't last. Freddie was no quitter, however, so he gave it a shot two more times. It didn't work out with any of the wives, but he managed to stay friends with them and their parents. In between his many adventures, Freddie appeared in several films including The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd, A Time for Miracles, The Conspirator, Double Wide Blues and Pretty Fishes. When Freddie took off for that pool party in the sky, he left behind his sons Mark McCullough, Shain McCullough and his wife Amy, Clint McCullough and his wife Desiree, and Thomas McCullough and his wife Candice; and his daughters Brandice Chambers and her husband Michael, Ashley Cooler and her husband Justin; his brothers Jimmie and Eddie McCullough; and his girlfriend Lisa Hopkins; and seven delightful grandkids. Freddie was killed when he rushed into a burning orphanage to save a group of adorable children. Or maybe not. We all know how he liked to tell stories. Savannah Morning News September 14, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.



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Published in Savannah Morning News on Sep. 14, 2013.
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November 28, 2020
Wow ....I just lost my mother to Covid and am searching for a unique obituary ♥And I just want to tell you ... this man was absolutely adorable I am so sincerely sorry for your loss . But is sounds like every moment he lived , he lived it to the fullest , God bless you family always
Pamela Anderson
Friend
March 23, 2020
You are truly missed by everyone related to you,and even people who has never met you....Love you Freddie until we see each other again....
Sharon Joyner
March 20, 2020
Miss you just as much today as yesterday and the day before and every day before
Viola Burchfield
March 19, 2020


The joy Freddie brought into the world continues to live long after his own life ended. I especially have enjoyed re-reading the obit occasionally -- when the day is slow or I'm feeling blue; It picks me up reading all the laugh-out-loud antics -- and I am not the only person who gets the same renewed delight.

This was a beloved parent too -- and I know, as my own Dad was 'golden.'

May GOD continue his blessings on the McCullough family and Freddie's friends.
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley
September 8, 2019
Your still very much missed my friend
Richard Harvey
August 10, 2019
Lighting another candle for you because you probably burned them from both ends. Legends usually do.
Lisa H.
August 8, 2019
Freddie - you seem to still be quite the "Legend," even years after you've gone to Heaven! You sound like you were very loved and admired by your friends and family (and maybe some of them ex wives too lol) and I'm quite certain there's not a day that goes by, that you are not dearly missed by each and every one of them - I'm sure you're still brought up at the dinner table for family holiday dinners and everyone is brought to tears recalling your stories! You seem like you're definitely someone who would be causing a ruckus where ever you land...hope you're having a blast!

Freddie's family - I want whoever wrote his eulogy to contact me so we can write mine...you did a fantastic job!

Many blessings to you and your family!
Jenny
December 10, 2018
Freddie Freddie Apple Brown Betty. You are missed chum. Wished I knew you.
Laura
August 8, 2018
You will always live on in our hearts, bo!
Savanah Crew
May 10, 2018
Sounds like quite a character. They say only the good die young. He must have been good at heart and the Lord needed him home. Hope all the msgs help uplift the family until you are all together again in paradise someday. God bless
Nikki Ortega
August 27, 2016
This man sounds like a HOOT!! May all the stories and all the memories comfort you!! ❤
Chris M
July 15, 2016
Awe Freddie, a man after my own heart. Wish I could say I wrote your obit, but since I am no longer a Funeral Director, I enjoyed reading what someone with a good imagination put together in memory of you. Sounds like you had an interesting, living large life. I can just imagine John Wayne may have based his life on yours or vise versa..Really doesn't make a difference either way. I am truely sorry for your families loss..If you were mine, I would miss you to. R.I.P Freddie, maybe someday I will meet you in that Big Valley, Pondorsa, in the sky.
Alice Church
March 9, 2016
Wishing to be half as awesome as Freedie
Freddie is an inspiration long after his passing. I strive to be half as cool as him.
Thank you, Freddie for leaving such a powerful Legacy.
Kurt Wittman
March 8, 2016
I didn't have the privilege of knowing him, but I visit Freddie's obituary every now and then when I'm feeling down or need a non-habit forming pick me up. What a wonderful tribute to what must have been a helluva man! Makes me feel better even with my own dad's passing in 2013. Thank you for sharing his story. Hello to Freddie's family, I hope you're doing all right.
Peter Tomlinson
January 17, 2016
Tonight it stormed really badly here. Jayden woke me up and wanted to stay up talking until it was over. We set up talking the last four hours and he got a good laugh at me tonight too. I told him what I use to do when it stormed (if we're being completely honest ... If it would drizzle over a slight mist) I told him how I was always convinced that a tornado was coming and I would drag my mattress to the hall way and sleep under it. (maybe watching hurricane and tornado preparedness videos as a kid wasn't a good move) I remember many nights that both you and mom would comfort me through those storms, and through life's storms. No matter how old we grow to be, we will need and want that comfort. Tonight in the very second that I thought, I wanna tell daddy about Jayden reaction to our thunderstorm stories and I'd like to tell him about a few other storms, I got an email notifying me of a new guestbook entry and I found a moment of comfort. I miss you and long for those little moments more often. I love you Daddy. Thank you.
Ashley
January 16, 2016
Thinking of you
October 12, 2015
I didn't know Freddie but from what I read in his obit he was a fun loving awesome guy and I feel certain he is truly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him. Sending loving thoughts your way.
Marlene Wooten
September 17, 2015
WooHoo Freddie~~glad you decided to stay a little longer. Party on, my friend. We'll all be with you in spirit!!
Love, Kat
Linda (Kat) Karnes
September 16, 2015
Hope you're having a blast at the pool party up there. I never met you, but I just wanted you to know that you sound like the coolest person ever. I hope reading all of these messages from friends and strangers, alike, has given your family some comfort, knowing how many people you have touched... even after you left. RIP Freddie. We won't forget about you.
Kelly Forester
September 16, 2015
Guest book will be on line for one more year. Somehow feels like a friend decided to stay for one more cup of coffee... Or, in Freddie's case, one more shot of Jim Beam. Thank you to whomever extended it. I'm glad we have a little more time
Leanna
September 16, 2015
Forever Freddie
September 15, 2015
miss you so much cousin
September 13, 2015
Georgia...bless your heart Honey.... I hope it brings u a measure of comfort to know that so very many who never met your Daddy have come to love and appreciate him through this wonderful page. I have followed it for awhile now and read over again sometimes just because I love hearing about him. I will be so very sorry to see the guest book go away, but please know that this amazing man will never be forgotten....
Leanna
September 11, 2015
Santee sunrise 9/11/15...like old times. Wish you were here!
Chest is burning, Eyes are misty, cheeks a little wet, but I'm smiling! A shot of Jim Beam in your memory. Your stories and my thoughts of you are keeping me company tonight, your guestbook is oddly comforting. Thank you too all who have taken the time to sign. A Daddy's Girl never needs to be told how great their dad is. But, This did remind me how lucky to have had the chance to be My Daddy's girl.

Dad, hope your having better luck on the lake than we did today. It's like the fish know, can't seem to get a bite without you! RIP Dad.
September 10, 2015
Sure hate to see this guestbook close.Enjoyed reading peoples post about your dad.Freddie really lived
Doris
September 10, 2015
My thoughts are with the family. I can only imagine how much he is missed.
Aloha to all of you.
S. Griffin
September 10, 2015
I've been thinking about you a lot lately and missing you even more than previously as if that where even possible, When I woke up this morning , there was a message informing me , your book is coming down soon. Isn't it amazing how we scramble to grasp at anything we can to hold on to those we love, I miss the sound of your voice and re comfort it always brought with it. I know I was truly blessed to have you in my life no matter how long it was, it still wasn't enough and life without you in it just simply isn't the same. Before you came into my life I wasn't living, I was just simply existing living day to day going through the motions and then you showed me it was ok to not just love others but to love myself as well and for that I am eternally grateful, Until we meet again and all with all my love.
viola Burchfield
September 9, 2015
I've been following this guest book for awhile now. I see it is set to expire in a few days. I hope you are able to extend the time and keep it online. If not, I feel certain your Dad will continue to live on in the memories of those who knew him. Some people are just that unforgettable....
September 9, 2015
This guest book has been a joy to read. I'll never forget when it was brought to my attention. So many entries have been added since I made my first entry. I do hope that Freddie's children will make copies of the entries and maybe publish them in a book form, if for no one else, them and his close friends. But who knows, there are many who have signed this that might also love a copy of a book about Freddie. Long live the memory of Freddie McCullough!!!
Judith Mead
September 9, 2015
Freddie, I will miss you & all the stories I have read about you. Sure would have liked to have known you. I've been following your guest book ever since it first began, so I kind of feel like an old friend by now. It was so nice of your family to keep the book online for this length of time. I know they loved you very much, and I know they miss you every day. All my love, my friend. Rest in Peace. I'll get to meet you one day on the other side.
Linda Karnes
July 21, 2015
May God be with you at this time of loss. Your dad sounds like quite a character. I know he is having fun and stirring things up with the angels.
Nanci Harvey
February 11, 2015
hopefully someone will write a book/or movie about your life.You had to be a special man...RIP
February 9, 2015
I see no reason not to carve this picture into Mount Rushmore. No politician could possibly be a greater credit to America than this man was.
Dan Williams
January 19, 2015
You sound like an exciting guy. I wish I would've had the chance to meet you. Rest in peace.
Tamara
January 10, 2015
Not a day goes by ??
Viola Statzer
December 19, 2014
I met him once a long time ago I was cold and had no coat. He traded six coors for a homeless guys sweater and gave it to me. Rip homie
December 8, 2014
Thinking about you everyday and missing you more. I wish that I could talk to you about life and hear your thoughts. Love you Dad and I miss you dearly.
Ashley
November 20, 2014
For Freddie and his family, who loved him so dearly.
Linda
November 20, 2014
To Freddie's family: I have been following Freddie's story ever since it was first put online, and I have never known of a person who was loved so much by so many people. I know you must miss him terribly still, but thank goodness you were lucky enough to have him in your lives and now he is in your memories. Cherish those memories with all your heart and soul, and know that you will be together again one day. PEACE BE WITH YOU and much love to you all.
Linda Karnes
November 18, 2014
Amen brother tell Dale Sr. We love him and get god a cold one from us
You dont need to
November 17, 2014
I didn't know you, but I sure would have liked to. God speed
glenn conroy
October 1, 2014
Been a while now my old friend from the 80s and 90s,, Your in my prayers along with your family, right on today,
Richard Harvey
September 30, 2014
How sweet to read of the message from Freddie's son as this guest book remains open after more than a year after his passing. He really made a mark and is loved even in perpetuity through this legacy document. Blessings to Freddie's family and especially his son who miss him so much. Thank you for allowing so many people to share in your precious memories and love for your daddy, and the man that many of us would have otherwise never known. Judith in Santa Rosa, CA
September 28, 2014
Dad it has been over a year since we lost you and everyday that goes by I wish you were sitting here with me. I miss you daddy and can't wait for the day that we can back together and laugh at all the good times that we had. I just want you to know that Alexis talks about you every night in her prayers. I know your the reason I have the strength to make it another day and I love you for that. I love you daddy and miss you.
Thomas McCullough
September 27, 2014
Very Handsome Man. Rest In Peace Mr. Freddie. God Bless The Family.
Teresa K
September 11, 2014
rip freddie!! wish we could of had a beer together! god speed man!
m jp
September 10, 2014
An awesome obit for an obviously awesome man. Sorry for your loss .. Rock on, Freddie!
September 9, 2014
Condolences to the family of this very special man. Sounds like he was quite a character and I'm sure he will be missed
Deana Shaffer
September 9, 2014
mgoes out to the family.sueust have been one hell of aman.my heart
September 9, 2014
He sounds like a very special person - and I know it would have brought a smile to his face to know how many people that he is still making laugh - I hope I can do the same some day :)
Gloria
September 8, 2014
Donna Brady
August 30, 2014
If Freddie was such a 'story teller' are you sure he is dead??!Mike
Mike Rustin
June 15, 2014
What a wonderful, unforgettable legacy Freddie has left~~he will be remembered by so many people for a long, long time, a lot of whom didn't even know him in life. TO FREDDIE'S FAMILY: I know you are missing him on this special day, Father's Day, as you miss him every day. He was so blessed to have so many people love him and you were so blessed to have him to love. PEACE BE WITH YOU.
Linda Karnes
June 14, 2014
This is the first Father's day without you, and I miss you more everyday. I love you, daddy!!!
Brandice Chambers
April 29, 2014
Sorry fke he was a greatkor your loss.GOD bless each of you.Wish Icould have met him.Sounds like he was a great dad.
Betty Payne
April 22, 2014
Glad to know those with a sense of humor even during difficult times like this. John 5:28
Lillian
April 6, 2014
I love to read obituaries and Mr. McCullough's is one of my favorites. God bless him and his precious family. I am sorry I missed this wonderful story teller. What a great guy to have people writing in your guest book for many months after the funeral. How wonderful!
Judy W Poole
West Monroe, La
Judy W Poole
March 27, 2014
I didn't know Freddie,but I do know his family & they are awesome PPL...His GDaughter,Morgan,adored her Grandfather & said she loved to go see him!!!
He was obviously a well-loved man.
I have never seen as many remarks in an on-line Guest Book.My Mama had alot,but Mr.Freddie has beaten anyone I know.
I am sure he must be helping our Lord,Jesus,in Heaven...Maybe he is in a band with other Angels & playing music for all of our loved ones in Heaven with him!!!
susan wood
March 25, 2014
I know you're resting easy, handsome...

Kat VonH
March 14, 2014
Thinking of you today... miss you.
Love you.
Misty Lawrence
March 13, 2014
I am sure he is being welcomed into Christ's loving arms. Sounds like a great guy!
March 13, 2014
This is a most interesting read since I first became aware of it months ago. Sounds like lot of people either knew Freddie or someone a lot like him. And he is obviously missed by many. He has become like an old friend through this obituary. What a wonderful and unique way to keep someone "alive" and living on in perpetuity! Way to go, friends and family of Freddie!!! He's made more friends in death than most people do in their lifetime. Judith in Santa Rosa, CA
March 12, 2014
Wow! Freddie sounded like a great & interesting guy! I'm sure he'll be missed by all.
D V
March 12, 2014
Still missing you daily but I become more and more greatful for every month of every day of every hour of every minute that I had with you side by side and feeling the true love and security that you gave me!
Lisa Hopkins
March 11, 2014
Like many people, I have read and re-read this obit more than a dozen times since I first happened upon it. It has shared it with friends all over the Internet.

When you consider how few people take the time to write 'A Note Of Condolence' upon the death of their OWN family members, it is amazing the number of people who have paused, chuckled and then seriously reflected on the end of Freddie's life.

Obviously, this obit has (in a way of thinking) 'kept him alive.' Others who never knew of 'the joy' he brought, now smile at the stories of his adventures, affection for family and his talents. It is a tribute to his clan (and his son, who authored this delightful, well crafted wordsmithing) that so many now yearn for the lost chance to have called Freddie: 'MY FRIEND."

How lucky the world was to have had a man like 'FREDDIE!'
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley
March 10, 2014
I never met you Freddie but you sound like the most interesting man in the world. May your rest in piece and your family find peace.
Heather Henderson
February 21, 2014
Wow!! What a man. Sounds a lot like my brother.who we lost 2 yrs ago. I found his "little black book" and everything he told us was true. My brother also was master carpenter. He built his own house from the ground up. Loved to party, loved the water, loved his Harley, and his family. I am sure these two have met by now. Keep on Truckin' my friend.
Susan D
February 20, 2014
Wow!!! Just reading about his life made me chuckle. I know he must have been such a character. I know the family and friends will miss him so much. May the family find more comfort by meditation on God's words of hope. Romans 15:4
A
February 10, 2014
I never knew you but after reading this I can see it was my loss. may you rest in peace. and may your family and friends always cherish the memories they have. and I am sure they have lots of great ones.
brinda van dorn
January 11, 2014
Family is everything, sorry for your lost. Thanks for the memories
Candi Kardash Ken&Candi's BBQ
January 11, 2014
Family is everything, sorry for your lost. Thanks for the memories
Candi Kardash Ken&Candi's BBQ
January 11, 2014
Sorry for you loss.

Gideon Archer - gideonarchercollector@gmail.com
January 6, 2014
Sounded like a great guy! I'm sure he'll be missed.
Troy Neilson
January 4, 2014
Sorry about your Dad. You did him a great honor by writing that piece about him. It captured your family's spirit. And it has inspired, millions.
January 1, 2014
LOVE IT! Ride on Freddie
Monica Fulton
January 1, 2014
Happy New Year, Freddie~I know you are celebrating the love from all of us. Happy New Year to Freddie's family as well. How blessed you are to have shared Freddie's life. Many, Many Blessings to All of You!!
Linda Karnes
December 31, 2013
Loved your tribute. Bet your dad would have too. Sorry for your loss.
December 31, 2013
Maybe we will meet in the next place.
Thank you for providing a light and a smile.
Sandra KNIGHT
December 26, 2013
Merry Christmas Dad.
December 15, 2013
Wow i cried this is so beautiful
Marc Abdelsayed
December 9, 2013
May the family always remember the wonderful times you had together when you. Reflect back may He always be in your hearts,
Irvin
December 4, 2013
I really miss you, Dad! The kidos do too! Love you
December 4, 2013
The man, the myth, the legacy... Freddie sounds like he was one cool cat. I would love to have had the opportunity to hang with him...and his women.
Have a drink on me Freddie.
Mark F.
December 2, 2013
this is the way to GO!!
keep that flame burnin kids
November 25, 2013
I am an obit fan. Never have a read a better one.
Rebecca Greenberg
November 20, 2013
I would say rest in peace but I bet you have no intentions of doing that. enjoy the pool party. you left behind the greatest thing, children who knew and loved you.
Jim Marcum
November 20, 2013
Wellsir, I never met this man. But other than the fact I've only been married once, we sound like twins. I expect there aren't many that could say that. Rock on Freddie, rock on. I'll be along directly...
Del Hardin
November 13, 2013
I've done my share of runnin and rippin but never dreamed of leaving a wake this big behind me. I hate I missed the chance to know a fellow McCullough. If he was ever in Aiken SC in late 1967 that may explain a lot about me!!! RIP Freddie
Hank McCullough
October 31, 2013
I did not know this Pirate, but he sounds alot like myself . . . wish him the best in the Here After, cause we all know what he is here after . RIP
Kenny Gmoney
October 29, 2013
Didn't know Freddie but share his last
name!Sounds like a typical McCullough to
me.Would love to hear from someone in his family to see if they might be from
Ms. God bless him and his kids.
Sue McCullough
October 29, 2013
Thank you Freddie
Bee
October 24, 2013
I didn't know this wonderful person but I wish I had I would have loved his stories and would have been proud to have one of his nicknames I also would have enjoyed having a snack with him or meal I can tell he was loved from many My prayers go out to all his family and friends God bless and be with you all
Barbara Hill
October 24, 2013
I did not know this wonderfully colorful gentleman, but after reading his obituary, I wish that I HAD known him, and my condolences go out to all that knew and loved him. What a wonderful legacy!
Delia Shiflet
October 24, 2013
Absolutely Loved this obituary I bet he wrote it too. Makes me wish I had known him...he beats the hell outta the Dos Equis man...I think Freddie would have been more interesting. My condolences to Family.
Kathy Bridges
October 23, 2013
Rest in Peace my Friend.

Paulette
October 22, 2013
In HIS house there are many mansions! Save me a spot. I'm praying it'll be a while though. RIP, Karen Lewis, Lou, Ky.
October 20, 2013
A view of Freddie's new home
I wished I would have known this amazing man! Sounds like he was one heck of a guy to have been friends with, or married to.
nancy welch
October 20, 2013
I did not know him but his orbituary was sent to me by a friend of mine.I feel This man will never be forgotten it seems he touched many hearts and left his footprints on each of them.My heart felt condolences to all his loved ones and may they find closure and succeed in their lives as he would wish for them.
Mary Boyd-Harrell
October 19, 2013
My MAN!
Richard
October 17, 2013
Love the obituary. Freddie sounds like one awesome guy. May he rest in peace.
Beth
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