Jan. 14, 1928 - April 4, 2003
Richard R. McCulloch, 75, died April 4 at his home in Bend.
He was born Jan. 14, 1928, at Burns to Jim and Blanche McCulloch. He was educated at Burns and graduated from Burns High School in 1946.
Mr. McCulloch enlisted in the United States Navy and served on a PT boat. After his discharge in 1948, he attended Eastern Oregon College for two years.
In 1951 he married Bunny Laythe and to this union three daughters were born.
Mr. McCulloch was in charge of the Mobile Gas Bulk Plant and made fuel truck deliveries throughout Harney County. Several years later, he and his brother, Bill, operated a fertilizer and cattle supplemental feed business, and ran the Chuckwagon Cafe.
At Burns, the brothers also were involved in landscaping and underground sprinkler installation. In 1968-71, they operated this business at Apache Junction, Ariz.
In 1971, Mr. McCulloch returned to Brookings and operated a road construction business until 1991.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and his Labrador retrievers.
Mr. McCulloch is survived by his brother, J.W. "Bill" McCulloch of Bend; three daughters and their spouses, Christine and John Hodges of Fields, Kathy and Randy Gillam of Canyon City, and Jo and Roger Crisafi of Bend; grandchildren: Shannon Clark of Bend, Jodi Brockway of Mt. Vernon, Becky Pearson of Bend, Silas Crisafi of Bend, Randa Gillam of Scappoose, Kalei Lucas of Bend, Randy Gillam of Canyon City; nine great-grandchildren; and three cousins.
No services are planned at Mr. McCulloch's request.
Memorial contributions can be made to Bend-LaPine Hospice, 2075 N.E. Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.