Born July 2, 1937, in Bloomfield, to Lee and Hazel (Dell) Cullison, he was a 1956 graduate of Tech High School and attended Indiana Central College.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1960 and was awarded the Soldier of the Year Award in 1962, before being honorably discharged in 1965.
Stu ministered to veterans by volunteering at the VA Hospital and at Warrior’s Hope. He was saved at Beech Grove Assembly Church in 1960 and continued to serve at Faith Assembly Church.
He owned and operated Cullison Electric Inc., which was cofounded with his brother in 1974.
A craftsman at heart, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and held his private pilot license.
He will be loved and missed by his lovely wife of 58 years, Geraldine (Bellows) Cullison; their children, Karen (Rick) Keen, Gregory (Cathee) Cullison, and Sherri (Randy) Dugger; grandchildren, Michelle (Tye) Flowers, Ryan (Patricia) Donovan, Brittany (Adam) Conklin, Brad Cullison, Lauren Cullison, Reese Dugger and Caden Dugger; two great-grandchildren, Adalynn Conklin and Kendall Donovan; and siblings, Lowell (Betty) Cullison and Marie Souder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Virgil Lucas, Lee Cullison and brother-in-law, George Souder.
Arrangements were handled by G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warrior’s Hope.
Survivors, wife, Esther Daeger; sons, Albert (Connie) and Mike; grandsons, Aaron (fiancee, Darci), Alicia (Jared), Dylan (girlfriend, Laurie).
Eugene was employed by Western Electric for 33 years and a member of the Army National Guard. He enjoyed being outdoors and tending to his gardens. He was fond of his dogs, especially Max and Diego, who’s pictured.
A funeral Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., corner of South U.S. 31 and Edgewood, followed by a mercy meal.
ALBERT EDWARD BLANKENSHIP, 92.
LANNIE P. CALDWELL, 66, wife, Shiela Caldwell; daughters, Tanessa Barber and Charity Davis; mother, Rosie Caldwell; brother, Dan Caldwell; two grandchildren.
EDWARD KEITH DILLEHAY, 59, children, Amanda Dillehay-Johnson, Erik, Christopher, Jason and Paula Dillehay; mother, Barbara Moore; sisters, Amy Dillehay and Linda Boss; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; companion, Lillian Tetzlaff.
CHRISTINA SUE DUNCAN DEAVER, 71, widow of James C. Duncan and Richard T. Deaver; children, Brenda Ray, James, Jeffrey, Deanna and Joseph Duncan; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM DODSON JR., 91.
MICHAEL JAMES FITZGERALD, 67, wife, Peggy Dever Fitzgerald; children, Megan Fitzgerald Finnegan, Keric and Brenden Fitzgerald; siblings, Mary Catherine Hoffman and John W. Fitzgerald; six grandchildren.
DONALD JOSEPH GOUGH, 85, wife, Christine Floyd Gough; children, Julie Wicks and Michael Gough; brother, Carl Gough; five grandchildren.
MARGARET MARY HAGNER, 88, husband, Herman “Bud” Hagner; children, Joseph Hagner and Andrea Schultz; siblings, Betty Roth, Coletta Valentine and Art Thornbury; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
WILLIAM LAVON HATCHER, 79, wife, Marilyn Hatcher; sister, JoAnn Reaves.
RANDALL HILL, 59.
JOEL HOFFMEISTER, 55.
PAULA HOLSCLAW, 85.
BETTY L. HUTCHINSON, 84, widow of William Thomas “Bill Tom” Hutchinson; daughters, Kathy Li, Jennifer Chapa and Erin Hutchinson; three grandchildren.
HALDENE ROLLIN JACKSON, 90, widower of Kathryn “Kitty” Donlan; daughter, Jean Farmer; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM JOHNS SR., 78, widower of Frances Carol Shelton Johns; son, William Johns Jr.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
DORIS E. JOHNSON, 93.
MICHAEL LEE KNOX, 67, wife, Margie E. Wentworth Knox; children, Lesley Shell and Kevin Knox; two grandchildren; two step- grandchildren.
PHIL MEYERS, 69, wife, Sharen Meyers; children, Amy and Hank Meyers; siblings, Suzette Meyer, Jenni Jackson, Blanche Schmidt, Jodie Gleason, Jim, Jeff and Mary Meyers; two grandchildren.
GEORGE ALLEN MILLER, 54.
BETTY “JEAN” PHILLIPS, 92, widow of William H. Phillips; children, Dennis Phillips, Laurelyn Schmoll and Janis Scott; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
CATHERINE ANN RODENBURG, 91, children, Dorothy Ensor, Patricia Dyson, Virginia Johnson, Helen and Harold Rodenburg; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
WESLEY EUGENE SARGENT, 42, children, Tabbitha Reyes, Paige, Dalton and Nicole Sargent; sister, Lisa Pentland.
RHONDA LOUISE SCRIVER, 65, widow of Michael Scriver; daughters, Lisa Hughes and Heather Stout; brothers, Michael and Rodney Joe Hopper; stepsister, Pamela Arlington; first husband, Dale Stout; four grandchildren.
MELISSA SUE ELDRIDGE SHAW, 41, husband, Rob; son, Caleb; parents, Wayne and Judy Ribinette Eldridge; siblings, Matt Eldridge and Andrea Mitchell; grandmother, Edna Eldridge.
MARIANNE SMITH, 80, widow of Buddy Smith; children, Maria Carmer and James Rodgers; brother, Dieter Koegel; 16 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.
TERRY LEE SOBECKI, 63, children, Terry Sobecki, Joey Cox and Jill Fiene.
DAVID W. STALEY, 75, wife, Elaine K. Tabler Staley; sons, Luke and Jason Staley; two grandsons.
BONNIE S. TRAMMELL, 75.
BEN G. VEACH, 86, wife, Betty Marie Veach; children, Gale and Ben Veach Jr.; three sisters.
TAMMY WATTS, 56, son, Christopher Watts; mother, Mary Francis Taylor; siblings, Kathy Kleiman and Tom Watts; two grandchildren.