Obituaries » Richard I. Cullison
November 30, 1947 - February 23, 2019
Service Date: February 26, 2019
Church Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
10:30 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
Richard I. Cullison, Sr., 71, of Rural Fort Scott, passed away Saturday morning, February 23, 2019, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. He was born November 30, 1947, in Fort Scott, the son of Lloyd Isaac and Ellen Catherine (Pellet) Cullison. He married Patricia Ann Prewett on April 3, 1970, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on November 17, 1994.
He was a 1966 graduate of the Fort Scott High School, went to work at Chanute Manufacturing, and joined the Army in 1967. After his service in Korea, Richard returned to Fort Scott and made his home in Garland, Kansas. Richard returned to work at Chanute Manufacturing and retired after 47 years. He and his family later moved to the family farm where he lived at the time of his death. Richard was a welder, farmer, and stockman. He loved the employees, food and social time at Nu-Grille restaurant.
Survivors include his son, Richard Cullison, Jr. and wife Deanna of Fort Scott; daughter Linda Newkirk of Lamar, Missouri; a sister, Crystal Mason of Fort Scott; two granddaughters, Sydney Cullison and Tiffany Unruh, and a great-grandson, Xavier Unruh.
In addition to his wife, Pat, he was proceeded in death by his parents and youngest son, Stanley Lyn Cullison in 2007.
Pastor Rick Womack will conduct funeral services at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarksburg Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 VFW, and Richard’s family will receive the American Flag from the VFW. The Family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm Monday, February 25, 2019, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Drywood Township Community Center, a building project Richard was passionate to support. Contributions may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309. Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guest book at konantz-cheney.com