Bud R. McCulley, age 83, of Lamar, Missouri,
passed away early Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at his home.
Bud was born March 19, 1934, in the Newport community of Barton
County, to James and Cora (Hayward) McCulley. He was preceded in death by his parents; two
brothers, Bob McCulley and an infant brother; and five sisters, Flossie Tuck,
Pearl McMackin, Barbara McCulley, Blanch Stevens, and an infant sister.
On December 31, 1954, Bud married Gloria
Morey and they made their home and raised their two sons in Lamar. In addition to farming and raising cattle,
Bud had worked at King Press in Joplin
for several years before opening and operating Bud & Sons Tire Shop. After retiring, he restored many antique
automobiles and enjoyed the fellowship of car show friends.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years,
Gloria; two sons, Bud Mickel (Cathy) McCulley, Sevierville, Tennessee and Ron
(Toni) McCulley, Lamar; a brother, Butch (Suzie) McCulley, Lamar; a
brother-in-law, Steve Stevens, Lamar; three sisters, Mabel Jones, Reeds,
Missouri, Ida May Kozoil, Joplin, Missouri, and Janie Freeman, Lamar; four
grandchildren, Andrea (James) Mitchelle, Madison, Wisconsin, Tabitha McCulley,
Lamar, Tori Bello, Fayetteville, Tennessee, Britney (Kory) Johnson, Joplin; seven
grandchildren, Angel, Jasmine, Alex, Justin, Adryan, Lake, Breckyn; and a large
The family will receive friends from 6:00
until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 18th at Daniel Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00
a.m. Monday, June 19th at Memory
Memorial contributions are suggested to
American Heart Association or American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral
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