We mourn the loss of a true warrior, Wayne Alvin McCullick, age 74, who passed away on October 14, 2022, in Kansas City Veterans Hospital one week after being diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia.
Wayne was born to John and Lorena McCullick, on October 3rd, 1948. He was the youngest of seven children and a twin to Wanda as well. He grew up on the family farm in Saint Clair county and was raised in a Christian-based home. He attended Fort Scott Christian School, where he graduated. Shortly after, he met his first wife, Linda Farmer, and in 1967, they were married.
In 1968 when Wayne was drafted by the army, he served two years in the Vietnam War as a heavy machine operator. In 1973, he and Linda had their first child, Shawn, and soon after, in 1975, they had their daughter Julie.
Wayne was a good man. He was truly a genuine and loyal friend to many people. He was a hard worker with a good work ethic and a very determined young man. He worked as a foreman at The Beam Factory, then worked construction with his brother Leo, and then decided to start his own construction company. Later his son and sons-in-law formed McCullick and Son Construction.
He later met Linda Morris, and soon after, they were married. He loved her two daughters, Kris and Amanda, as if they were his own. He wanted nothing more than to provide a good living for his family. He was a wonderful person, always willing to help someone out and would give you the shirt off his back.
As Wayne grew older, health issues forced him to be less involved in the business. He never would complain, even when things weren't easy on him.
On his days off, he would spend his time on his dadís 1958 Ford tractor and bobcat skid steer, watching a Nascar race, taking his grandkids to dirt track racing, or woodworking. He could make anything out of wood.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Linda Kay McCullick, his children, Shawn McCullick and Julie Scott, his stepchildren, Amanda Epperly and Kris Boultinghouse, his grandchildren; Kaden Scott, Kellan Scott, Garin McCullick, Taryn Dipman, Damon Epperly, and his siblings; Wanda (Wayne) Worthington, Leila Jones, Bob (Jolene) McCullick, and Leo McCullick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lorena McCullick, his brother Leroy McCullick and sister Faye Amick.