Jack R. McCullough – December 25, 2014

McCulloughJack R. McCullough, 74, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Polk Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Burt Palmer and Rev. Kevin Deckard officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jack was born Nov. 23, 1940, in Monett, Mo., to Ples and Jewell McCullough. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., in 1962. He received his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri in 1967.

Jack served in the U.S. Army. In 1962, he married Nancy Marks in Prairie Village, Kan. They moved in 1987 to Amarillo, where Jack worked as the Vice President, Finance and Administration, at the Harrington Cancer Center until he retired in 2003. He was an active volunteer with the AARP Tax Assistance Program.  He was a longtime Rotary Member in both Omaha, Neb., and Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Howard and Edward; and two sisters, Dorothy and Jeraldine.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Brian McCullough of Amarillo; a daughter and son-in-law, Blaine and Kathy Whitgrove of Irving; five grandchildren, Dallas, Houston and Jackson McCullough of Camden, Ark., and John and Evelyn Whitgrove of Irving; and a sister, Allene Start and husband Kyle of Elk Grove, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX  79101; or Pilot Dogs Inc., 625 W. Town St., Columbus, OH  43215.

0 Replies to “Jack R. McCullough – December 25, 2014”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Nancy. We will miss Jack so much but what good memories he leaves us with! Our love to you and the kids.

  2. Dear Nancy, Brian and Kathy,
    We are shocked and saddened by Jack’s unexpected passing. He was a liked and loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle who will live always in our hearts.
    With love,
    Allene, Kyle, Dianne and Ron

  3. Jack was a mentor to me and I will miss our phone calls/visits about the changing healthcare industry and his love of trains. Praying for God’s love to embrace/comfort Nancy, family and friends . I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the Memorial service. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. What a shock. My love and prayers to Nancy and family. I have many fond memories of visits in Springfield and Amarillo. Wishing peace to all.

  5. We are sorry to be so far away traveling. Jack will always be remembered for his infectious smile, affable personality, and warm compassio. We are saddened by Nancy’s loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to her and her entire family. Jack will be greatly missed

  6. I have so many fond memories of working with Jack at HCC. Even when we disagreed, he was cordial and a gentleman.
    I’ll miss Jack. HCC is a better place thanks to him.

  7. Shocked and so sorry to see that Jack died. He was a great guy. My go-to guy at the cancer center and the maker of my first set of golf clubs. My condolences to Nancy and the family.

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