Obituary: Larry Cullison


Larry E. Cullison Sr., 82, of McCausland, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Low Moor, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (today) at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation was from 5–7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Larry was born on Feb. 13, 1937, in Polo, Ill., the son of Harry and Loretta (Livingston) Cullison.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  On Feb. 12, 1956, he married Shirley M. Wiles, and later met and married Georga L. Ashley on Sept. 3, 1994. Larry was a Jack-of-all-trades, and a master at all of them. His talents led him to various jobs as a machinist, co-owning and operating a sawmill with his brother, and building utility trailers. Prior to his retirement, he was a contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service.  Among his many interests were fishing, drag car racing in Cordova, garden tractor pulls, and playing music in the band “Gary Lee & The Good Ol’ Boys.” 

Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Georga Cullison of Iowa; children, Larry (Georgia) Cullison Jr. of Illinois, Jackie (Tom) Coury of Connecticut, Ryan (Cindy) Cullison of Illinois, Bonnie Unger of Iowa, Eddie (Lucinda) Unger of Oklahoma, Misty (Anthony) Short of Iowa, Stephanie (Joshua Katcher) Cullison of Colorado; sister, Winona (Jim) Flippin of Wisconsin; brothers, Wayne (Sharon) Cullison of Ohio, Addison Riley; 21 grandchildren, Phillip, Meaghan, Larry III, Leah, Kurtis, Jeremiah, Donald, Amber, Erika, Justin, Tara, Brooke, Ashley, Matthew, Blake, Derek, Destiny, Emry, Isabella, Jaylynne, Oliver; 23 great-grandchildren, RyAnn, Tatum, Liam, Jaylen, Angelica, Isabel, Logan, Braden, Madlyn, Kayden, Lucy, Kameron, Kylie, Judah, Jadah, Jonah, Natalia, Alonzo, Anthony, Copper, Jackson, Jordan, Kellin; and a great-great-grandson, Zachary.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vance; and a grandson, Blake Unger. 

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