Alan Gale McCullough
September 15, 1947 ~ July 28, 2013
Alan G. "Big Al" McCullough, 65, of Weirton went home to be with his Lord and Savior and to be with his first love, Frances on Sunday July 28, 2013.
Born on September 15th, 1947, in Clarksburg, WV, Alan was the son of the late Carroll Gale and Sarah Louise Britton McCullough. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Polverini McCullough, on April 5, 1997.
Big Al as he was known to family and friends, retired after 30 years of service from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 186. He also owned and operated, along with his wife Vicki, Big Al's Bar and Grill on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton for 9 years.
Big Al was an avid hunter, and fisherman, where he enjoyed fishing on Walleye Charters in Lake Erie or deer hunting with his friends. He loved to garden and cook.
One of his favorite pastimes was sports. He enjoyed shooting pool, and watching his Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and WV Mountaineers. But nothing compared to the excitement he felt when number 44 Tim Faulkner carried the football for the Brooke Bruins.
This past weekend, Big Al was saved by the Grace of God at the Homecoming that was held at the Weirton Event Center. This Homecoming was put on my area churches which included Family of God Christian Center, Tri State Church of God and the New Life Worship Center.
Big Al will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Vicki Whitten McCullough, whom he married on July 31, 2003; his daughters, Alanna McCullough, Raleigh, NC, Amber McCullough (Jason Rodgers) of Weirton, WV, Megan Truax (Kevin) of New Manchester, WV, Lacey Kepner (Nathan) of Smithfield OH and Summer Yeager of Weirton, WV; a son, Seth Hahn of Columbus, OH; his sisters, C. Jean Haines of Pittsburgh, PA and Jill Dieguez of Weirton, WV; his nine grandchildren, Emilee, Michael and Cody Britton, Nicholas, Gianna and Addison Truax, Avery and Kaleb Kepner, and Garrett Yeager; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; too many friends to count and his beloved dog, Red.
Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at the Greco -Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday.
Pastor Curt Mosser will preside.
Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.
So sorry for your loss Amber . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time .
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Jean Haines spoke fondly of her family and I know he will be sadly missed. All our love, Bud and Nancy Bell (Washington, PA)
Vicki and family,
You all have my deepest sympathy in this very difficult time! Big Al will be sorely missed! May he Rest in Eternal Peace!
ONE OF KINDEST MEN I EVER MET——-CANT MENTION ALL ELSE—– WHAT A WANDERFUL FAMILY—— GOD BLESS——
Goodbye Al, I will never forget the kindness, and caring way you treated me! you were like a Father and a good friend!! I will always remember working in the yard with you! Thank you for always seeing the real me, I will always Love and Miss you Al, I’m so sorry you had to go!! Goodbye Al!!
Alan, you and Frances have always been like my family. Our children grew up playing with one another. I miss Frances everyday but know I now there will be comfort and piece in the two of you. My love will be with you both for eternity.
Amber and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Keep all of the good memories close to your heart and they will help you heal. You will always hold a special place in my heart. God Bless you and your family.
My deepest sympathy to Vicki, and all of the family. May god give you strength thru this difficult time and keep you strong. Love you all..
Our thoughts and prayers to the family of big al, thank you for all that you have done for me and my family, you will never be forgotten, but you will be forever missed. Vicki, thank you for all that you did for me and my family, you will not be forgotten, and we are here for you, what ever you need, I’ll be there, to his beautiful daughters, thank you for always being kind and accepting me always, we are here for you each one of you, anything you need! our hearts are crying for you all, GOD be with you, and hold you in this greatest time of need. We love you.
Roger Oiler, and the entire Oiler family!
Greg Polverini, Gladys (Oiler) Polverini
so sorry to here this about big al he was a grate person may god be with you all in this time of need r.i.p big al
Dearest Vicki, girls,son,sisters and families,~These are the hardest words to write.Jethro and I will never forget Al,we’ve known him for years and he will be sadly missed by us and many others that knew and loved him.He was a “one of a kind” and we will hold him and you all in our prayers.Prayers for a peaceful heart during these hard days ahead. And I have to believe that he will be watching over you all,because he was such a protector of his family.May God be with you all~Love,Barb and Jethro~
Thoughts & prayers go out to the whole family, Alan & his friends grew up in my neighborhood & we all spent a lot of time playing & listening to records at my house or Bobby Willisons. Then later when I moved back to this area, we saw each other in passing, one included a 4-H event when the girls were in 4-H & I was a Club Leader, another when he introduced me to Vicki. I remember how tore up he was over his first wife’s death & the joy he found in Vicki. Alan was always very kind, full of fun & I know to be a loving husband & father. God has left you all many wonderful memories to treasure & be at peace with knowing Alan is in His Father’s Loving Arms. God Bless!
dear vikki we will miss you and big al coming up to the landfill i was the gut who worked the scales may god be with you he will be dearly missed
im sorry guy not gut
DEAR VICKI, I can only tell you what a great guy AL is and will continue to be in the Lord’s presence.
My memories of you two at our wedding and many other events leaves me with thoughts of your happiness. Relish the memories, you will see him again. Celebrate your anniversary. God blessed you. Some women never have what you guys had. You were good for him, And he loved you,
Love and comfort for the family. Marcy Ryan
To the entire McCullough family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your all in my families thoughts and prayers.
Big Al was a great man. I lived next to Big Al and his family for 16 years during my childhood. Even though I joined the military and moved away, years ago, I would cross paths w him occasionally when I would come home on leave. He would always greet me with a smile and a handshake. You will be missed my friend. GOD Bless you and your family.
US Air Force, Georgia
To Amber and family,
You have my deepest sympathy. I didn’t know your dad, but he has a special daughter . Remember the good times and memories. Will keep all of you in my prayers.
I remember Al & Francis and girls in the 1980s we worked building houses; on the place on Hudson Hill;went hunting together. Al was the best friend
that i’ll never forget.I’ve been living in the Ozarks since 1984,but some of my fondest memories have been with the times we spent together.God bless the family.Love and Peace. David Burton
Dear Jill, Summer and complete McCullough family.
I want to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. I am so sorry too I can’t be there to extend my love and sympathy.
I got to see Al at church this Spring. It was so good to see him, at services thought how pleased his parents would have been.
May all the wonderful memories you all have be with you as you travel the grief path of missing him.
May God bless you all.
Love, Darlene McKinley
Dear family,no words can express our loss.may he rest in peace.all the love and strength to you all.Ill miss him terrably.
To Alan’s Family, I have many happy childhood memories of Alan in our neighborhood and all through school. I am sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. Theresa Meadows Riggle
I remember sitting on the porch with Frances and big Al. Just telling stories. Played pool with him. Great people, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family. He will be missed but not forgotten. May god comfort you and surround you with his loving arms that you may get through this terrible time. All our prayers. Foster and carol coburn, and everyone from the Irish pub and fosters.
Whenever we came through town, we had to say hi to Big Al. Many fond memories of the good times with the family.
Though many years and miles apart, you all are close to my heart. Al, you will be missed. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
30 years of wonderful memories can never be erased by death. I will always treasure our friendship and never forget your love and kindness
Big Al was such a good guy I’ve been lucky to know since he was with sweet Frances. I went to school with Alanna, but I also enjoyed shooting pool with Big Al and Frances at Club Sands. They were always such nice people. God Bless all his family and may he rest in peace….
We miss Big Al. My husband, “Scooter” Bob misses him the most. Our condolences to your family.
I miss you more and more Dad! Why? I just want one of those bear hugs…and i love /
you too babygirl. The vikki stuff is over…I think! I tried my harxest daddy! You and mommy were and are my strength to keep going on. You instilled so much in all of us girls! You gar from failex as a “single” father…Just please come with the Lord, uou, mom and anybody that i have lost so close to my heart bu then….I just love you and miss you terribly! Love your Favorite!!