Patrick James-Jude McCullough

DIXON – Patrick James-Jude McCullough, 44, of Dixon, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

He was born Sept. 2, 1969, in Dixon, the son of John and Beverly (Smith) McCullough.  He had worked as a highway maintainer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for the past 12 years. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, the Knights of Columbus Council 690, and a Boy Scout leader. Patrick was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He married Stacie Wolford on Oct. 15, 1994, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon.

Survivors include his wife; children, Samuel, Abigail, and Elizabeth McCullough, all at home; two brothers, John McCullough of Dixon and Edward (McCullough) McNamara of Palm Springs, Calif.; two sisters, Lori (Rex) Meyer of Harmon and Michele (Lori Dorathy) Sulski of Dixon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rachel Rhae, and a brother, Thadeus.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr, pastor, officiating. 

A memorial has been established for his children’s education. 

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