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 William Ezra “Bill” McCullough

William Ezra “Bill” McCullough

Florida, USA
Death 28 Apr 1995 (aged 77)
Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida, USA
Burial Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida, USA
Plot Block 18, Lot 4
Memorial ID 36144057 · View Source
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William Ezra "Bill" McCullough

Bill McCullough was born on 2 May 1917 in Madison County, Florida. He was a son of Wesley H. McCullough and Elender "Ellen" Bridges.

Bill had siblings named John Williamson McCullough, Aurora McCullough, Iris McCullough, George Louis McCullough, Unknown McCullough, Elise McCullough, and Robert Wiley McCullough.

After the death of Bill's father, he moved to Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida with his mother Ellen and brother, Wiley. On the 1930 Census for Highlands County, Florida, Bill is 12 and living with his 48 year old mother Ellen and his older brother Wiley, who is 17. They are living in Avon Park, at 1404 South Verona. The census was recorded on 22 April 1930.

Bill learned the welding trade, and for most of his adult life, he owned and operated a welding shop in Avon Park. He could make many things, among them cattle trailers, utility trailers, gates, cattle chutes and other items. He never charged that much, not really making much more than to cover his costs of materials. He was a hardworking man, who was up before dawn every morning to have his coffee and toast.

He loved vanilla pound cakes, and always seemed to have a Sarah Lee pound cake in the freezer, just in case. He loved the Coca-Cola that came in the small bottle, because he said it tasted better than the ones in the larger bottles. He liked to have peanuts in his coke, too.

One of the things that my aunt and uncle loved to do was to take rides to different places in rural Florida on the weekends. They usually chose some place that was within a few hours one way of Highlands County. These day trips are a very fond childhood memory of mine, because I was often asked to go with them and I looked forward to the weekends because of the day trips.

They would usually visit small farms where someone had some vegetables or vegetable plants for sale, guava trees for sale, chickens, eggs, and other small items. Once, we visited a place that had a very small orphaned goat. They bought her for me and she rode home sitting in a cardboard box on the back floorboard of the car. I named her Star, because she had a little white star on her forehead. I had to feed her with a baby bottle until she was old enough to eat solid foods on her own. Star was a beloved pet, and lived for many years.

Uncle Bill and Aunt Irma loved animals, and had many pets over the years. Several of their most beloved pets were little cream colored Chihuahuas. The first was named Tammy, and she was the light of their lives for many years.

I miss them both very much.

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  • Maintained by: Lauren's Mom
  • Originally Created by: Grace Younglove Hudson
  • Added: 21 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36144057
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Ezra “Bill” McCullough (2 May 1917–28 Apr 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36144057, citing Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Lauren's Mom (contributor 47547915) .