William E. McCully, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at his home.
Bill was born on January 8, 1926, in Clarence, MO to the late Roy and Elva (Herrin) McCully.
Bill was a 1944 graduate of Atlanta High School in Atlanta, MO. He was a WWII United States Army Veteran serving in Germany from 1944 – 1947. After returning from the war, Bill married Beulah Mae Appel on February 22, 1948. Bill was a Horologist who worked on clocks and watches. He attended and graduated from the Midwest School of Horology in Albany, MO in 1949. Bill moved to Chesterfield in 1952 and worked in Anderson at Hardin and Sons for many years. He later worked for Nicholson File Shop and also worked with his wife in direct sales for Golden Pride – Rawleigh Products. Bill loved the art and science of clocks and watches, dealing in restoration and repair his entire life.
Bill was the last surviving founder and charter member of the Hoosier Model T Ford Club established in 1956. He was also a member of the Indiana Model A Restorers Club and the Central Indiana Old Car Club. He was one of the founders of the Linden Lane Church of God and later attended the North Anderson Church of God.
Bill is survived by five children, Dixie McCready (Bill), Donald McCully, Darrell McCully (Jamie May, Denise Dudley, and Darren “Woody” McCully (Patti); ten grandchildren, Stephanie Smith (Mike), Mike McCully (Amy), Lyndsay McCully (Brian), Patrick McCully (Michelle), Ava Rose, Ryan McCully (Bridgett), Bryson Dudley (Leighanne), Colin Dudley (Lacey), Ryan McCready (Linda), and Bill McCready; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Beulah Mae Appel in 2017; four sisters, Edith McCully, Louise Ventola, Virginia Garnett, and Helen McCully; a brother, John McCully (Laura); and daughter-in-law, Jill McCully.
A funeral service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Gant Funeral Homes – Yorktown Chapel, 2215 S. Broadway St. in Yorktown. Burial will follow in Hawk Cemetery.
Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, December 17, 2021, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Gant Funeral Homes – Yorktown Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be given to the D.A.V., PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
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The Gant and Miller families are honored to celebrate Bill’s life with his family and community.