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James R. “Jim” McCullough

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 23, 2020 @ 7:06 pm In Obituaries | 25 Comments

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James R. “Jim” McCullough, 72, of Strasburg, was greeted by his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Homestead Village following a year long illness.  He was the Loving husband of Sharon (Hackman) McCullough with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania he was the son to the late Maris R. and Jean (Gaddis) McCullough.

Jim was a 1966 graduate of Penn Manor High School.  After high school he joined the United States Army and served our country for three years.  Following his service Jim went on to found JR McCullough Awning Company and McCullough Banner Company.

Jim was an active member of Boehm’s United Methodist Church in Willow Street where he served as president of the Boehm’s Chapel Society and was well known for his famous apple butter.  He was also a 32nd degree mason and member of the Charles M. Howell Masonic Lodge in Millersville, PA.

He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed working with his hands, especially gardening and wood working.

In addition to his loving wife, Sharon, and mother, Jean, he will be lovingly missed by two daughters Jamie Heckendorn (married to Michael) of Holly Springs, NC and Denise Claycomb (married to Nathan) of Strasburg, PA; four grandsons Dagen and Elijah Heckendorn and Ephram and Ethan Claycomb; and two brothers Larry McCullough of Marticville, PA and Michael McCullough (husband of Linda) of Strasburg, PA.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM, at Boehm’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, 13 W. Boehm’s Road, Willow Street, PA 17584.   A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. 


Condolences for the family of “James R. “Jim” McCullough”

Condolence from David & Maryellen Heckendorn on March 24th, 2020 7:58 am

David and I are honored to have know Jim and his family! Jim was a soft spoken, always positive, godly man. We first became acquainted with Jim and his family when our son married Jamie, Jim’s daughter. We
spent many occasions with Jim and his extended family. It was always a wonderful time! We will miss Jim, but we know that he will definitely be an asset in Heaven with his Lord.
We pray for peace and comfort to Sharon and the rest of the family and know that time will ease the hurt and you will then focus on fond memories of Jim!

Condolence from Loren & Cindy Salfrank on March 24th, 2020 8:07 am

Sharon and family – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May the peace of Christ be your portion in the days ahead.

Condolence from Laura Graham Hambleton on March 24th, 2020 8:34 am

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Dee Fumai on March 24th, 2020 11:09 am

To the whole family Billy and I am so very very very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. God give you peace. Billy and Dee Fumai

Condolence from Steve & Diane Meck on March 24th, 2020 12:17 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We are praying that “the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Condolence from Fay Shultz on March 24th, 2020 1:15 pm

Dearest Sharon and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Will sure miss that guy and his coffee cup! May all your wonderful memories sustain all of you and bring a smile or laugh at some of the crazy things you have done. Your family will be there for you. Love you and lots of hugs❤️
Love,
Fay

Condolence from Loretta Huffman on March 24th, 2020 2:30 pm

My Dear Sharon and family,
I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many and by me. May God put his arms around you and comfort all of you. We all have our memories of him and we all love you and pray for you. Big hugs for all of you.

Condolence from Jack and Gwen Bleacher on March 24th, 2020 3:04 pm

Sharon, Jamie and Denise,
Jack and I are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our memories of Jim bring smiles to our faces. He was a pillar of the community and the church. We pray that God’s peace will surround you and that your memories will sustain you through your grief.
Blessings,
Jack and Gwen

Condolence from tom benjamin on March 25th, 2020 8:45 am

Sharon and the rest of the family. I am saddened to see Jim’s passing. I worked with all of you for so many years and always enjoyed any chance to chat with him when I stopped by the shop.He will be missed. all of you are in my thoughts.

Condolence from John Witwer on March 25th, 2020 10:57 am

Sharon, I was saddened to read of Jim’s passing. You and your family have my sincere condolences in this difficult time. May God’s peace comfort you.

Condolence from John Witwer on March 25th, 2020 10:59 am

Sharon, I was saddened to read of Jim’s passing. You and your family have my sincere condolences in this difficult time. May God’s peace comfort you.

Condolence from Wil and Rhelda Conrad on March 25th, 2020 11:02 am

To my dear friend, Sharon –
My heart grieves for you in the homegoing of Jim–your loving husband, friend and father to your 2 girls. So glad you were able to celebrate 50 years of marriage . Saturday, January 24, 1970 was indeed a very special day and you were both blessed by God in the years following. May you feel God’s loving arms wrapped securely around you and your whole family during these days of mixed sorrow and joy–giving you peace and comfort.
With our love and prayers,
Wil and Rhelda

Condolence from Bob and Sue Peters on March 25th, 2020 4:34 pm

Sharon and family,

Bob and I were saddened to read of Jim’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Jean Hess on March 25th, 2020 5:50 pm

I have such fond memories of Jim he always gave me a hard time in fun of course and worked with him in so many church activities I will miss him a lot.Sharon my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time All my love .

Condolence from Judi Rineer on March 25th, 2020 6:00 pm

Dear Sharon and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a childhood friend and next door neighbor and a truly lovely man. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Judi Rineer

Condolence from Judi Rineer on March 25th, 2020 6:01 pm

Dear Sharon and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a childhood friend and next door neighbor and a truly lovely man. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Marjorie on March 25th, 2020 6:11 pm

Dear Sharon and family,
My deepest sympathy to you all in the home going of your husband and father. May you find comfort in knowing you will see him again when we all get to heaven.

God Bless you,
Marjorie Warfel

Condolence from Theda E Dagen on March 25th, 2020 6:44 pm

My prayers and thoughts are with the family

Condolence from Melissa on March 25th, 2020 7:56 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed greatly

Condolence from Anita and Jerry Brooks on March 25th, 2020 8:50 pm

Mike, Linda and family.
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry and Anita Brooks

Condolence from Joan Bear on March 25th, 2020 11:04 pm

Sharon,
So sorry for your loss. May God’s love carry you through this time
Joan Mylin Bear

Condolence from Liz Mumma on March 26th, 2020 9:17 am

Sharon ,
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I always enjoyed stopping by the shop and chatting to you and Jim. My condolences,
Liz Mumma

Condolence from Pauline Gilles McKeown on March 26th, 2020 4:44 pm

Dear Sharon,
To an old friend, neighbor and Girl Scout

My deepest sympathies at this time of great sadness. May you know the peace and strenght given by faith alone.

Condolence from Bil & Jane Phifer on March 29th, 2020 11:37 am

The comfort of having a friend may have been taken away but not that of having had one. Having Jim as a close friend and neighbor was so very special and will not be forgotten. Wonderful memories will live on forever and in our hearts he will never be forgotten.

Our deepest sympathies to Sharon, the Girls and the Family.

Condolence from Betty Nirnberger on March 31st, 2020 10:08 pm

We knew Jim aka “Uncle Mac” during his time in State College. What a sweet, gentle just absolutely special spirit he was. We haven’t seen him for years but remember he & Sharon so fondly. You made a difference in our lives MAC and I know we aren’t the only ones. We were truly blessed to know you BOTH. Love, Jon & Betty

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