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Thomas Fredrick McCullough

October 23, 1940 ~ April 5, 2021 (age 80)

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Thomas Fredrick McCullough, beloved father of two daughters, passed away at the age of 80 on April 15, 2021 at Grand Strand Medical Center.

Born on October 23, 1940 in Colon, Panama to Maurice “Feathers” and Hazel “Snookie” (Heim) McCullough, Tom was a well-liked, kind-hearted child. He looked back fondly on his years growing up in Panama and Ohio. A graduate of Balboa High School, he attended Canal Zone College before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology. He was a proud veteran, who served over four years in the United States Navy. His career as an Electrical Engineer for the US Navy included postings in Newport, RI; Philadelphia, PA and Madrid, Spain. During his retirement years in Pawleys Island, SC, he enjoyed his association with local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Tom was an adventurer at heart. From hunting and fishing as a boy, and solo airplane flights as a young man in Panama, to running with the bulls in Spain among his extensive travel throughout Europe as an adult, he enjoyed challenging himself to see new places and have new experiences. He was a quiet, private man, who loved those within his circle of friends and family deeply. He will be dearly missed.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Maurice and mother, Hazel, as well as his beloved dog, Patches. He is survived by his daughters Krystel and Shari; his siblings Judith, Donald, Joan and Susan; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In accordance with Tom’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Rather, the family will scatter his ashes and hold a memorial service to celebrate his life on October 23, 2021, which would have been his 81st birthday.

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