Robert McCulley 1925-2014
Robert Derrell McCulley Sr., 89, Holton, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Medicalodges Jackson County.
He was born May 15, 1925, in Passover, Mo., the son of James Martin and Francis Gertrude Hedrick McCulley. He graduated from Corning High School in 1943.
Mr. McCulley owned and operated Emporia Auto Machine Shop and then owned and operated Wetmore Grocery Store. He later worked as a parts and service manager for Robert’s Ford and as a car salesman for Rex Barnes Motors, both in Holton. In later years he owned and operated Bob’s Auto Sales in Wetmore and Yesterday’s Antiques in Holton.
He was a member of the Christian Church, Charter Member of Wetmore Lions Club, past Boy Scout Master Troop 157 and a former member of the Eagles Club.
He married Dona Marie Wittenbach on July 18, 1948, in Hiawatha. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Robert D. McCulley Jr., Holton, and Rodney A. McCulley, Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Rebecca J. Eisenbarth and husband Chuck, Holton, and RoxAnna J. Jones and husband Casey, Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jimmie Spaulding and Tressie Shaffer; a brother, Gerald M. McCulley; and a grandson, Brian Eisenbarth, in 1982.
Family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Private family burial will be held in Wetmore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wetmore Lions Club or Holton Boy Scout Troop 64, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.