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     Bud R. McCulley, age 83, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away early Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at his home.

     Bud was born March 19, 1934, in the Newport community of Barton County, to James and Cora (Hayward) McCulley.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bob McCulley and an infant brother; and five sisters, Flossie Tuck, Pearl McMackin, Barbara McCulley, Blanch Stevens, and an infant sister.

     On December 31, 1954, Bud married Gloria Morey and they made their home and raised their two sons in Lamar.  In addition to farming and raising cattle, Bud had worked at King Press in Joplin for several years before opening and operating Bud & Sons Tire Shop.  After retiring, he restored many antique automobiles and enjoyed the fellowship of car show friends.

     Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gloria; two sons, Bud Mickel (Cathy) McCulley, Sevierville, Tennessee and Ron (Toni) McCulley, Lamar; a brother, Butch (Suzie) McCulley, Lamar; a brother-in-law, Steve Stevens, Lamar; three sisters, Mabel Jones, Reeds, Missouri, Ida May Kozoil, Joplin, Missouri, and Janie Freeman, Lamar; four grandchildren, Andrea (James) Mitchelle, Madison, Wisconsin, Tabitha McCulley, Lamar, Tori Bello, Fayetteville, Tennessee, Britney (Kory) Johnson, Joplin; seven grandchildren, Angel, Jasmine, Alex, Justin, Adryan, Lake, Breckyn; and a large extended family.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 18th at Daniel Funeral Home.

     A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 19th at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

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#4 LOCKWOOD, MO.STELLA RECTOR MABEE 2017-06-21 07:47
SENDING OUR SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. WAS SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS. ONLY FOUND OUT TODAY. I WILL YOU IN MY THOUGTS AND PRAYERS.
STELLA AND ARLEY MABEE
#3 Lamar, MoRita carrier 2017-06-17 08:18
Please know that each and everyone of you are in my thoughts and prayers.Bud will be missed by many. May your family,friends and memories get you through the trying times ahead.Heaven truely has another Angel..FLY High Bud
#2 Harrisonville MoLinda Marlin 2017-06-16 16:54
Gloria, Ron and Toni your in my thoughts and prayers. Bud was a wonderful person and I was blessed to have known him.I pray God's word will help you find comfort in this difficult time.
#1 Pine Bluff, ArJanice Onstott 2017-06-16 06:54
Gloria and kids I am so sorry to hear of Buds passing. My heart goes out to you all. I know Gene & Bud had a lot of good times in the past and that they are having a real good time together now.My God be with you during these hard times

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