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John Carleton McCulloch, 74, of Bend died on April 30, 2019 in Bend, Oregon. Graveside services will be held at Juniper Haven Cemetery (1555 N Main Street –Prineville) Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Prineville Company #1 Annex Museum through Whispering Pines Funeral Home (3168 NE 3rd Street – Prineville, Oregon 97754 - 541-416-9733). To leave your condolences for the family please go to www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com
John was born November 9, 1944 in The Dalles, Oregon, to Robert (Bob) and Vera (McRae) McCulloch.
John was a sports enthusiast from a very early age playing football, basketball, and baseball. He played on Mitchell High School’s state-bound baseball team at Prineville and Wheeler High School’s (Fossil) state tourney basketball team at Bend. He enjoyed rodeo and competed in bull riding while he worked for Howard Johnson, Condon, when he was fresh out of high school.
He supported the sports teams at Prineville, Bend, Mitchell, Fossil, and Condon, where his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews participated.
John married Mildred Juanita (Nita) Taylor, April 28, 1972 in Winnemucca, Nevada. Nita brought three children into the family: Brett, Brenda, & Kerri Johnson. They thoroughly enjoyed their grandchildren and their excursions to Reno.
John worked for Steiwer Ranches, Fossil, and Kinzua Corporation and Eastern Oregon Logging. John and Nita moved to Prineville when the sawmill at Kinzua closed. John drove log truck for many years before he and Nita moved to Mitchell where they operated the Blueberry Muffin Café along Hwy 26. They moved back to Prineville where John drove truck again. He was driving for Central Oregon Redi-Mix when he retired. John lived in Prineville over 40 years.
John enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid golfer spending many hours on the golf courses around Central Oregon and at Kinzua Hills. He loved to hunt as well. In later years John watched all sports on TV; especially bull riding.
John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nita; father, Bob; mother, Vera; and two brothers, Donnie and Dale. He is survived by his sister, Cistie Shaffer, Fossil, step-children, Brett Johnson, Bandon; Brenda Andersch, Las Vegas; Kerri Cutsforth, Myrtle Point; nine grandchildren: Kasey Culley, Kristi Rector, Jamie Stirling, Jessica Andersch, Justin Andersch, Justin Johnson, Cole Cutsforth, Brett Weishan, Richard Weishan; eight great grandchildren: Elly Jean Stirling, Bella Rose Marie Rector, Caleb Stirling, Zachary Andersch, Owen Johnson, Layla Johnson, Danika Cutsforth, Mason Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.