David Victor McCullough Jr.
August 30, 1938 - March 25, 2023
With a hefty heart, we are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved David Victor McCullough Jr. He died peacefully in his sleep during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 25th, 2023. David was 84 years young.
He was born to David Victor McCullough Sr. and Arminise Clara LaChapelle in Richmond, California on August 30th, 1938. His family moved north up the coast to Fort Bragg after the war ended in October of 1946. After graduating high school, David enlisted with the United States Air Force. His service began in September of 1956, and he was honorably discharged in the fall of 1960. David was a Radio Relay Equipment Repairman. During that time he married his first wife, Victoria Jean Varain. David and Victoria started a family promptly and had two children. They were together for years and remained friends even after separating. David remarried on August 21st, 1976 to Peggy Jean Davies. David and Peggy both worked for Pacific Bell telephone company. David was a field technician. He was adventurous and had hobbies that included being a certified Scuba Diver. Together, the pair traveled around the world before having three children of their own. “Daisy” and “Piglet” (nicknames) uprooted their family from Fort Bragg and retired (initially, partially) during the summer of 1996. Feeling inspired, they moved to the magnificent Sedona, Arizona. Known to many as Red Rock country!
David eventually went back to work and stayed busy as a school bus driver, airport shuttle driver, and valet attendant. He liked to drive and took honor in helping others. After many years of happiness in the southwest, David suddenly lost his first wife and then abruptly lost the love of his life. He made sure to be by each of their sides in those moments. Victoria passed away in the fall of 2012. In the spring of 2016, Peggy died. David spent the rest of his years eating huevos rancheros for breakfast and drinking cuba libres right through his afternoons! He stayed close to friends, siblings, children, and grandchildren. David loved us, and we all loved him right back! He was taken to the sky too soon, and the phrase “he will be missed” is an enormous understatement.
David is survived by all four of his siblings. His brother Ken McCullough. His sisters Carole Curti, Marie Ohleyer, and Susan Lyly. David is survived by all five of his children. His sons David McCullough III, Christopher McCullough, and Daniel McCullough. His Daughters Elizabeth McCullough and Rose McCullough. He has eleven Grandchildren. Nicholas, Michael, Victoria, Joshua, Sarina, Amira, Zariah, Jasmine, Anthony, Penelope, and Charlotte. He has five Great Grandchildren. Kamille, Makayla, Taylor, William, and Michael Jr. Amazingly, he has three Great Great Grandchildren. Colton, Zayne, and another due in October, whew!
A Celebration of Life for both David and Peggy will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 5th, 2023 in Fort Bragg, California at Chapel by the Sea (445 E. Fir Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437 ~ 707-964-5675) (Coast Christian Center is the alternate location pending construction). Everyone, including family and friends, is encouraged to gather with us. Come join and share in their memories!
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