David McCullough

Born in City of Cavite, Philippines on October 28, 1962

Departed on April 18, 2017 and resided in Kingston Springs, TN

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David J. McCullough, age 54 of Kingston Springs, finished his earthly journey in the early morning of April 18th.

He was the son of James Irving McCullough and Nina Charlene Reed, born October 28, 1962 in the City of Cavite, in the Philippines, where his father was stationed with the Navy.

He received his undergraduate degree in Music and Masters in Biblical Studies from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

David was an accomplished vocalist and private pilot, who held an Instructor’s rating. He was task and goal oriented, yet maintained a focused balance in his life. Never forsaking his family, he kept his priorities in place, being led by the knowledge and belief that God placed him in circumstances to bring glory to Him. David would listen to facts and information, and through the gift of leadership, make wise, well-thought out decisions.

Much of David’s life was public - his ministry, service to his community and even his battle with health issues. He was a Pastor at Cedar Hill Church for over 30 years. He spent the last 20 years in public service, spending the past six years as Cheatham County Mayor. The private part of David’s life was as a humble teacher, dedicated husband, proud father, loving grandfather and faithful child of God. His faith came first in all walks of his life.

He lived life with no regrets. He taught everyone around him, completed the tasks put before him, found value in all people and lived by the words, “People are watching – let them see Jesus.”

David leaves, to cherish his memory, his wife of 31 years: Megan Spruill McCullough; a daughter and son-in-law, and co-pastors: Elizabeth and Andrew Strunk; daughter: Emma Breelyn McCullough; three grandsons: Mason James, Caleb Thomas and Oliver Reed Strunk; his father: Jim McCullough; step-father: J. C. Russell; in-laws and mentors: Mary and James Spruill; sister & brother-in-law: Angela and Jerry Jacobsen; brother: Gary McCullough; step-brother: Kelly Russell; brothers-in-law: Mark and John Spruill; sisters-in-law: Tamera and Tiffany Spruill; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

David’s life will be celebrated as he lived…in worship. Pegram Church of Christ will host friends and family as they gather for visitation on Saturday, April 22 at 12:00 pm. A time of Worship and Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 pm, focusing on the words that David spoke in his final days, “God is good…and Jesus is so real!”

Burial will follow the services at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

22 Comments to David McCullough

  1. Sue Stevens
    April 18, 2017 11:51 pm

    Such a great loss for Cheatham County. Praying for his wife and family. No more pain. He is with his Lord.

  2. Mike & Sue Reed
    April 19, 2017 4:02 pm

    Our prayers and love are with you. He has touched so many lives. Especially ours by being able to be with me when I needed someone during the difficult operation Mike was having done.

  3. Kathy Pinson
    April 19, 2017 7:11 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. I listened to a couple videos on Facebook today. My heart broke for you all. Love and prayers. David and Kathy Pinson

  4. Judy Berryhill
    April 19, 2017 7:33 pm

    You exemplified faith. No matter if there were rough seas or sunshine, you showed us how to maintain joyful heart and peace. I am a newcomer to Tennessee, but I know I will meet you one day in Heaven. My prayers for your loved ones. Thank you for uniting our community.

  5. Carolyn Beckelhimer
    April 19, 2017 7:47 pm

    An inspiration to many,
    Prayers for your family..???

  6. brenda honeycutt
    April 19, 2017 7:47 pm

    i’m so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, may God guide and give you all strength though this differcult time. We have lost a good husband ,father, a son, and a good friend may you R.I.P. Mr, David Mcullough. we will miss you dearly, but you will always be in our hearts and we will never forget you. your friend Brenda honeycutt

  7. Slim and Orrene Somerville
    April 19, 2017 8:04 pm

    We have known David and Megan and their family for many years. You all have been a blessing to your community and showed an excellent example in your faith. I know God is wirh you all .

  8. Don and Naomi Patton
    April 19, 2017 8:06 pm

    Till we meet again. Peace be with Meagan and your family.

  9. tawana maddox
    April 19, 2017 8:10 pm

    Prayers to your family for the loss of your husband and father. David was a wonderful man and the best Mayor In Cheatham County. He will be missed by many. Prayers to your family.

  10. rick.gipson
    April 19, 2017 8:21 pm



  11. Cassandra Lackey
    April 19, 2017 8:42 pm

    The McCullough’s are part of our family. We love them so much. David was a true mentor, friend and Christian. We will never forget how y’all invited us into your lives. And we have been so blessed my knowing and loving David and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are always with the family.
    Chad and Cassie Lackey and family

  12. Kristy Finney
    April 19, 2017 9:39 pm

    A true man of God. I will always remember his wonderful speak at the 2016 Harperth High School Graduation. My prayers for the family. Kristy Finney

  13. Cathy Brown
    April 19, 2017 10:46 pm

    My prayers and much Sadness! He will be missed!

  14. Bobbie Greene
    April 19, 2017 11:24 pm

    I got to know David during the 2010 flood. He was a great servant and man of God. His legacy and mark on life will live on.

  15. Mark R Mahan Heath High School class of 1982
    April 20, 2017 10:22 am

    Prayers to the family. I had the pleasure of being in The Band of Pirates with David in high school, what a great person. God’s comfort to all the family and friends of David.

  16. Barbara and Larry Eddings
    April 20, 2017 12:05 pm

    Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you Megan and all your loved ones. We know you and David have spent almost your entire life together. Our prayers are with you, for God to bring comfort even though, what you are going thru Is so very hard. We love you and your family.
    I can’t imagine all the heartache you are feeling, but you know the kind of wonderful husband you have shared your life with. May that bring you comfort, peace and joy, now and in time to come. God is with you, you know that and please know prayers are being spoken on your behalf.

  17. Sherian Grayson (Irene's daughter)
    April 20, 2017 10:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss. He will be greatly missed and leaves a tremendous message. His life is a testament to God’s love and plan.

  18. Dana Quin
    April 21, 2017 7:28 am

    Prayers for this precious family!

  19. Pat and Donna Reed and Family
    April 21, 2017 5:14 pm

    Along with so many, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. David was so well loved, by his family, his church family, and his community. He was a special human being, and he will be dearly missed. Sending prayers for strength and comfort. We wish we could be there with you this weekend, but we will be there in spirit.

    • Wade and Lavar Reed
      April 21, 2017 7:27 pm

      David was a very talented and capable person. He will be missed greatly by everyone who had the honor
      of meeting him. The citizens of Cheatham County lost a great leader in his departure. Thank you God
      for allowing him to be a servant during his short time with us. Very early in his political career as a county
      commissioner you recognized his potential. After much encouragement from many people he made the next
      step to County Mayor and did great service for the county. May God bless his family

  20. Christine Humphries
    April 21, 2017 10:15 pm

    David was a kind man to all he encountered. He was a blessing to this community. But most part his family.
    May your hearts be healed. Many prayers for you . I am very sorry for your loss of a kind soul. Take care of your family. Many hugs.

  21. Tracy Miller Cline
    April 21, 2017 11:39 pm

    so sorry to his wife, children, grandchildren, and his community. I knew David from his time at Lone Oak high school. he was very talented but never boastful. just such a wonderful man. my prayers are for God to bring comfort to you all.i pray that someday “cancer” won’t scare us so bad when we hear the word, i too have lost someone very dear to me a year ago My 47 year old little brother lost his battle with cancer after a 6 year battle. so tired of this disease taking our loved ones.

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