MOSCOW – J.I. Cullison, 92, died at the Satanta District Hospital Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
He was born June 7, 1922 to Dell Alfred and Opal Cook Cullison in Coffeyville.
He married Dorothy Light in 1946. She preceded him in death in 1962.
He served his country during WWII as an Army Air Corps radio operator. He flew many missions over the Hump between India and China "Himalayan Mountains".
During his military service he became a semi-professional boxer known as "The Bat". He won the Golden Gloves Championship in Chicago.
He was a farmer in rural Moscow for 68 years and was partner in Tri-State Feeders of Turpin, Okla. for many years.
He loved his family and his grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Jim Cullison and wife, Anne, Satanta, and Dell Cullison and wife, Angie; daughters, Kay Larkin and Patty Lahey and husband, Tom, all Moscow, and adopted daughter Mary Lou; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Basil, Woodrow, Carlyse and Jack; and four sisters: Imogene Rupert, Virginia Davenport, Wynona Mayfield and Mardelle Light.
• Graveside services will be Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Satanta Dudley Township Cemetery in Satanta.
Friends may call Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials have been established for are suggested to the American Legion of Satanta and Wounded Warriors and may be mailed to Paul's Funeral Home – P.O. Box 236 Hugoton, KS 67951.