Lonnie Eugene McCullough, 69, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.
He was born Sept. 15, 1942, in Haskell, Okla., the son of Paul McCullough and Maudie Kincaide. On March 12, 1960, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Connie Sue Buntin and remained married for 52 years. To this union two children were born, Lonnie, Jr., and Robert.
Survivors include: his wife, Connie, of the home; his son, Lonnie McCullough, Jr., and his wife, Deanna, of Pryor, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Chris McCullough and espoused, Mike Creason, of Mano; two sisters, Judy Nance, of Cassville, and Janet Wentz, of Shell Knob; one brother, Paul McCullough, of Berryville, Ark.; and one grandson.
Preceding him in death were his father, Paul McCullough; his mother, Maudie Kincaide; one son, Robert McCullough; and two brothers, Wayne McCullough and Robert Jackson.
He was raised by TJ and Clarence King, of Cassville. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked in law enforcement most of his life including working for the City of Cassville Police Department for 28 years. He served as a city patrolman, as the DARE officer and public education officer and as chief of police in Cassville for seven years. Upon his retirement in April of 2008, the city dedicated the new Cassville Police Department in his honor. A plaque bearing his name and likeness is on permanent display in the department.
In addition to his law enforcement duties, he was a devoted community volunteer. For many years, he assisted with the Cassville Schools Hooked On Fishing Program, Kids Fishing Day at Roaring River, the Cassville Junior Football League and the Cassville 2000 Community Coalition and Youth Advisory Board.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Cassville First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Weaver will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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