William “John” McCullough - January 05, 2014

William “John” McCullough, 54, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home in Central City. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Central City with the Rev. Kevin McReynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City. The family requests casual attire.
John was born on April 10, 1959, in Aurora, Nebraska to William and Eva (Pettit) McCullough. He grew up in Aurora and received his education there.
He was united in marriage to Marilyn D. Underwood on May 10, 1985, in Grand Island. The couple lived in Grand Island and later moved to Central City, where John was employed by Southern Public Power District for more than 28 years.
He was a member of River Rats Association and the Eagles Club. He enjoyed jeeping, family time, playing with grandkids, camping, fishing, hot rodding, barbecuing, farming and hanging with his buddies.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn McCullough of Central City; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Sara McCullough of Central City, Dusten Patterson of Hastings, Barry and Lorrie Patterson of Hastings; daughters and son-in-law, Amber and Kris Price of Wood River and Lorrica Patterson of Central City; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, Lee Edward and Bonnie McCullough of Waddell, Ariz., a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Joe Nealon of Red Oak, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Elva Ruth Miller.
Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences may be sent to them at the funeral home website, www.wagnerfuneral.com.
Pallbearers: Eric Kotel, Kody Knopik, Lloyd Hull, Craig Malasek, Steve Lorenzen and Sam Lorenzen. Honorary pallbearers: River Rats, Matt Lovejoy, Greg Cook, Greg Lani, Marlo Broekemeier, Rick Grigsby, LeRoy Arnold, Gary Hedman, Steve Sorahan, Bill Bolte, Bub Cordsen, Randy Dexter, Jeff Brandenburg, Steve Steinhauser, Chuck Mundt, and Chris Erickson.
Special music: “Amazing Grace.”

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