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William Callie McCullough
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Obituary for William Callie McCullough

When I think about Callie the words that come to mind are: hard worker, caring, humorous, respectful, kindhearted, craftsman and family man. These are just a few words that come to mind, but it is impossible to summarize how great a person he was in words. William “Callie” McCullough was a brilliant man who overcame obstacles and accomplished a lot in his life. He was born May, 21, 1947 and grew up very humble in King Street, South Carolina with caring parents, Robbie and Louise McCullough, who are now deceased. Callie also had nine siblings, six are deceased and three alive, namely Mary Bell Abraham (sister) who is married to Verne Abraham, Charles Edward McCullough (brother) who is married to Esther McCullough, and Johnny Ray White (sister). He spent most of his childhood in South Carolina and went to St. Mark’s High School in that state.

Callie later moved to Newark, NJ in search of a better life. He was married to Dora McCullough, and they raised a host of children, James Reaves, Terry Wayne Reaves, Terry Reaves Sr., Sheila Powell, Omar Powell, Shaquan Thompson, Ronald Powell, Robert Powell, Raheem Powell, Cornelius Powell, Maurice Powell and Terri Reaves. Callie was a wonderful father and cared about children as if they were biologically his. James Reaves (son) describes Callie as a respectable man in his community. “He was the only Father I knew”, he said. “Always being there for me growing up. I am going to miss his jokes, his wisdom and love. One day in the future we will meet again in Heaven. Until then, I want to thank you for being such a wonderful person to me. We will all miss you.” Wayne, a grand nephew, reflects on how they were planning a fishing trip leading up to his birthday but it never happened: “I can’t believe we didn’t make it to the fishing trip”, Wayne said in disbelief. “We were starting to get the fishing lines together”, he continued.

Callie was also a hard working man. He worked many years in construction for the Union. He was a provider for his family. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and carving. He was exceptional in carving, especially in making canes. Callie left a host of family behind, that loves and respects him so much, including a brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, Ida Wilson (sister-in-law), cousins, many children he cared for and raised, Robin Banks (Special Friend), William Faulcon (roommate for years), Larry Butch Robinson (nephew) and a host of friends from 18th Street that respect him. It was not our intention to leave anyone out. So, if your name was not mentioned, we apologize. We know Callie has a lot of friends, so we would like to say thank you for all the support you showed.

Whenever you are going through hard times and struggles, just think of Callie and what kind of wisdom and courage he would say or give if he were here.

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Visitation

Thursday

7

Jun

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Funeral Service

Thursday

7

Jun

1:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery

1137 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ .

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