Kevin Guy McCullough, born Dec. 20, 1957 in Corydon, Iowa, was the son of Ivan and Eleaine McCullough. He passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Circle of Life Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa at the age of 61 years following a courageous battle with Glioblastoma.
Kevin married Cindi Cook of Phoenix, Ariz. in 1987 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Two children were born into this marriage of 32 years; Kurt Lynn and Cody James.
Kevin graduated from Russell Community High School in 1976. He immediately moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He worked for Cal McCullough Construction until 1981. He then moved back to Iowa and went to work for Wausau Homes. Kevin moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1982 and found work with Ben Cook, Cindi’s dad. Shortly thereafter, Kevin met Cindi. In 1985 Kevin and Cindi moved to Plummer, ID to work in a lumber mill. Kevin and Cindi moved back to Russell to do home roofing and construction. After Kevin and Cindi were married in 1987 they moved back to Anchorage, Alaska where Kevin became the manager for an apartment complex. Kurt was born in 1991 and in 1991 they moved to Post Falls, Idaho where Kevin returned to work for Cal McCullough Construction. Cody was born 1992. In 1997 Kevin and Cindi returned to Russell, Iowa where Kevin has done general construction for the past 22 years.
Kevin loved to watch his boys play sports. He also loved to hunt with friends, fish, gather morel mushrooms, beat his brother Al to the asparagus patch and get in an occasional golf game. Kevin stayed busy with numerous “emergency” projects with folks in and around Russell, which gave him the opportunity to regularly make new friends.
Preceding Kevin in death were his parents, brothers Allan McCullough and Calvin McCullough, and his mother-in-law Linda Cook.
Surviving are his wife Cindi of Russell, his sons Kurt (Toni) of Chariton and Cody (Jhenon Robinson) of Russell, his siblings Arnan McCullough of Russell, Jennine (Steve) Rex of Enumclaw, Wash, Galen (Pam) McCullough of Chariton, Mo White of Chariton, Coleen (Mark Pearson) McCullough of Meridian, Idaho, sisters-in-law Lois Jeffries of Russell, Leah McCullough of Hayden, Idaho, Shelli (George) Sant of Chandler, Ariz. and father-in-law Ben (Donna) Cook of Post Falls, Idaho.
Also surviving are his grandchildren Kelsey (Brett) Kimsey of Lacona, Bobbi Jo and Emmit Evans, Max, Mila and Sophia McCullough of Chariton, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and Aunt LaNelle Herron of Chariton.
Visitation was held at 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 8, at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton. Funeral services was held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9. A graveside service was at the Russell Cemetery in Russell. A luncheon was held at the Faith United Methodist Church in Russell. Memorials may be made to the family.