Dr. Charles Cullop
1927 - 2021
Dr. Charles Cullop
March 9, 1927 - April 13, 2021
Milford, Ohio - Dr. Charles P. Cullop passed away on April 13, 2021.
Born March 9, 1927 in Marion, Virginia he was the firstborn child of Maurice H. Cullop and Pearl Virginia Myers Cullop. he attended public schools in Smyth County Virginia and was a graduate of Marion High School. he served in the Virginia State Guard and later in the United States Army during and after World War II. He was a cum laude graduate of Emory and Henry College.
Dr Cullop was a coach, teacher, assistant principal, and principal in several Virginia public schools from 1950 to 1958. He began intermittent graduate study at the University of Virginia in 1952 and ultimately earned M.A. Ed, M. A., and PhD degrees by 1962.
He accepted appointment as Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Davis and Elkins College in 1960. In addition to teaching, he served as Dean of Students (1961-63) and as chairperson of the Department of History and Political Science (1966-68). He attained academic tenure and promotion to full professor. Dr. Cullop also engaged in post-doctoral study at Harvard while on sabbatical leave during the summer in 1966 and 1967.
Dr. Cullop joined East Carolina University as Associate Professor of History in 1968. He soon, however, became increasingly involved with administrative responsibilities. By 1970 he was an assistant to then President Dr. Leo Jenkins. the following year he was chosen by the American Council on Education as the university's first academic administrative intern and co-chaired the university's self-study which was an integral part of the reaccreditation process of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1972 he was appointed the university's first Equal Opportunities Officer, and in 1973 he was installed as Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
Despite virtually full-time service in the graduate School, he usually managed to teach a history course each semester and participate in History Department activities. He served a term on the department's Personnel Committee. He maintained membership in historical associations, attended meetings, and presented papers at them. He published a well-received monograph, Confederate Propaganda 1861-1865., articles and book reviews. He received tenure and was elevated to full Professor in 1978.
Upon retirement in 1990, he was appointed Emeritus Professor. Thereafter he and wife, Mary, travelled extensively in the United States and Canada. In 1997 they and family members celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Dr. Cullop was an exercise enthusiast. He often remarked that over the years he had jogged a distance greater than the earth's circumference.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Grubb Cullop of Milford, Ohio; three children, Lynda Lawrence of Milford, Ohio, Rebecca Staley of Milford, Ohio and Charles Cullop, Jr. of Ward, Colorado; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Published by The News & Observer on Apr. 17, 2021.
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I was saddened to learn about the passing of Dr. Cullop. We worked together during his tenure as Associate Dean of The Graduate School at East Carolina University. I will miss him but will never forget the fond memories and life lessons we shared. May God's peace and comfort be with you.
Delzora M. Stringfield
April 22, 2021
So sorry to hear about Dr. Cullop. I worked as his administrative assistant for many years in the Graduate School at ECU. He expected perfection from everyone that worked with him. I remember all the letterhead, onion skin, memograph stencils, running the memo graph machine. My times have changed. Corrections are much easier now with computers. I have missed his Christmas cards for a few years. Had lost contact. Glad that he was able to be near family for several years. Peace and comfort to the family.
Gail Pinkham
April 18, 2021
Dr. Cullop was a great father, fine husband, and all around good guy. He was soft spoken, rarely lost his temper, and always thought out his comments well before he spoke. The depth of his intelligence was incredible and much like an iceberg, you had to really work to discover it. But it was there, it was magnificent, and beautiful. He will be sorely missed.
Paul Carr
April 15, 2021
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