Cloude D. McCullough, of Elk City, Kansas passed away November 7th, 2023, at Ascension St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 11th, 2023, at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory. Burial will follow in White Cemetery, LaFontaine, Kansas. Visitation will be Friday, November 10th from 5:00-7:00 P.M. with family greeting visitors from 5:00-6:00 P.M. at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Buxton Christian Church and may be left with the Chapel.
Cloude was born April 25th, 1948, in Colony, Kansas to William R. and Lillie E. (Trester) McCullough. Cloude attended and graduated from Leroy High School, Leroy, Kansas. On May 27th, 1967, Cloude married Phyllis A. Andres in LaHarpe, Kansas. Shortly after he was drafted into the US Army he served in a tank battalion in Germany from 1968 to 1970 with an honorable discharge and then joined the National Guard until 1973. He then began his career with the Independence Fire Department. After 31 years of service, he retired as Fire Captain on July 1st, 2004. Cloude and Phyllis enjoyed retirement on a farm in Elk City, Kansas where Cloude enjoyed raising a small herd of cattle (pets), having a garden, hunting, fishing, and watching wildlife.
Cloude was proceeded in death by his parents, one brother, Berton McCullough, one sister-in-law, Virginia McCullough, three brothers-in-law, Johnnie Wright, John Gross and Richard Fultz. Those left to treasure his memory include his wife of 56 years, Phyllis McCullough of the home. Two daughters, Melissa (Derrick) Day, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Michelle (Darren) Newton, Elk City, Kansas. Three brothers, Gene (Lari) McCullough, Wichita, Kansas, Jackie (Jodi) McCullough, Americas, Kansas, Matt (Tami) McCullough, Leroy, Kansas. Four sisters, Dahlia Wright, Leroy, Kansas, Bertha Gross, Independence, Kansas, Violet Fultz, Independence, Kansas, Geney (Lyle) Peterson, Leroy, Kansas. Three grandchildren, Dr. Rachael Day (fiancé Tyler Heckman), Springfield, Missouri, Nathan (Ashley) Day, Brookings, South Dakota, Kelly Newton, Elk City, Kansas. To leave a special message for the family please visit www.webbrodrickchapel.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.