Jack Douglas Cullifer
CUTHBERT - It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Douglas Cullifer announces his death on February 9, 2014 after a long illness. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Tuesday evening at Lunsford Funeral Home in Cuthbert, Ga. The funeral services will be conducted in the Chapel of Lunsford Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 with Brother David Crowdis officiating.
Jack, 81, was born on March 25, 1932 in Randolph County, Ga. He was the son of the late Douglas and Maeola Cullifer. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sara C. McGee.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Robbie Ham Cullifer, and his sons; Bob Cullifer and his wife, Carol of Wiley, Ga.; Jeff Cullifer and his wife, Lisa of Cuthbert, Ga. Matthew Cullifer and his wife, Kim of Blakely, Ga.; his grandchildren; Jacob Cullifer and his wife, April of LaSalle, Il.; Will Cullifer of Cuthbert; Anna Kate, Jackson, Avery, and Emily Cullifer of Blakely; his great grandchildren; Evie Rae and Slade Cullifer of LaSalle, IL.; his sisters; Lunelle Sanders, Pansy Brett and Annie Rae Pearce and her husband, Jerry all of Cuthbert, and many nieces and nephews.
“Mr. Jack,” as he was known throughout Cuthbert, began operating Cuthbert Tire Shop with his father when he returned from the United Sates Army in 1953. In years that followed, he would assume management of the company after his father’s illness and he would maintain a daily presence at the shop for the next 60 years.
Jack was known for his sense of humor, his integrity, and his commitment to helping others. He knew his customers on a personal level and he would go to great lengths to help them or to entertain them with stories while their cars were being serviced. Even after he became too ill to work full time, Jack still enjoyed the times he could spend at the tire shop visiting with customers and friends.
To his family and to those who knew him well, Jack will be remembered as a good and decent man who put others before himself, a wonderful story-teller, and a father and friend who showed them love the best way he knew how.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or church or to First Presbyterian Church, 407 Church St., Cuthbert, Ga. where Jack was a member. Donations may also be made to Enterprise Baptist Church in Edison, Ga. or to Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga.
Lunsford Funeral Home