Everett McCullough

Obituary of Everett Doyle McCullough

Everett Doyle (Mack) McCullough joined his wife in Heaven on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Mack was born on December 16, 1934, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma as the fifth of seven children to Everett Britton and Amel Reed McCullough. He graduated from Kiefer High School in 1953. Attended Conners State Junior College in Warner, Oklahoma; and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah; his Master’s Degree from the University of Tulsa; and was only a few credits shy of his Doctorate Degree from Oklahoma State University. He married his beautiful bride, Angela Sue Martin on December 20, 1957, and 18 days later he headed for Germany to serve in the United States Army. He spent eighteen months in Krautheim, Germany with the 4th Armored Division – Patton’s Storied Division. He was selected to attend Officers Candidate School while in boot camp, ultimately obtaining the rank of Sergeant. He subsequently served in the Army Reserves obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mack spent his entire professional career in Education. He was a teacher for Tulsa Public Schools at Jane Addams, Lanier, and Grissom Elementary Schools; Teacher and Principal at schools in Garden Grove, Daggett, and Barstow, California; and Sapulpa Public Schools as Principal of Washington and Jefferson Elementaries and Assistant Principal at Sapulpa Junior High. His love for children and education led him to be a bus driver for Jenks Public Schools for several years after his official retirement. Mack loved to tell stories about his military days and the many places he had worked and lived over the years, which were many. From delivering milk, working at a lumber mill, driving a cement truck, distributing flowers, and framing pictures to working nights at Safeway while working and attending TU; Mack has done a little bit of everything. Mack and Sue loved to travel and seldom went alone. Mack traveled with the Sapulpa Choir and Bands to Washington, D.C., England, and Germany. He visited 49 states (didn’t make Alaska), Mexico, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, the Swiss Alps, Austria, Antigua, Italy, and China. Mack even traveled with Sue and his mother-in-law to Plains, Georgia to attend former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School class. He visited many Presidential Libraries around the country; attended two World’s Fairs; skied the slopes of California, Colorado, and the Swiss Alps; stood in awe of the Colosseum and the Vatican; and walked on The Great Wall of China. Mr. McCullough, as he was known to his teachers and students, was the epitome of the servant leader. He modeled honesty and a work ethic that he expected from others, and it was reciprocated. Regardless of job or status he could converse and make each person feel important and valued. The number of lives impacted by him is difficult to count and the significance of that sincere love and genuine care is priceless to those who received it. While his jobs and career were a meaningful component of his life; his family and faith were greater. Mack rarely missed an event of his children or grandchildren, which varied from piano and dance recitals to band concerts and sporting events. Until recently, Mack, was an active member of First Baptist Church Sapulpa where he as a substitute children’s Sunday School teacher and Deacon Emeritus. He and his wife, Sue, also cooked Wednesday evening meals for every church they attended, as well as meals for friends in need. While in California, Mack loved teaching his Adult Sunday School class, was honored to become a Deacon, and took the Royal Ambassadors (RAs) on camp outs in the Mojave Desert. When attending church became difficult, he and Sue worshipped with Boston Avenue Methodist Church through the television. Mack was constantly in the Word of God and prayed without ceasing. Mack is survived by his brothers, Hugh (Bev) McCullough, Jess (Judy) McCullough; three children, Cindy (Kevin) Swift of Sapulpa, Mark (Charlotte) McCullough of Sapulpa, Michael (Kristin) McCullough of Salinas, California; nine grandchildren, Emily Linfoot, Ethan (Rachel) Linfoot, Evan Linfoot, Lacey (DJ) Garza, Derek Swift, Everett McCullough, Clayton McCullough, Reed McCullough, Mason McCullough; and five great-grandchildren, Blaize Craig, Danielle Garza, Lily Garza, Jaxon Garza, Luke Swift; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Britt and Amel McCullough; and siblings, Judy McCullough Grubb, Herman E (Rab) McCullough, Hershel McCullough, and Edward L McCullough. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Sapulpa on Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Funeral Services are in the care of Green Hill Funeral Home.
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Monday
21
March

Viewing

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, March 21, 2022
Green Hill Funeral Chapel
400 E. Teel Rd.
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
918 224 2312
Saturday
2
April

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, April 2, 2022
First United Methodist Church
1401 E. Taft
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States

Final Resting Place

Green Hill Memorial Gardens
400 E. Teel Rd.
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
918 224 2312
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