James Dudley "Jim" Culley, 83, of Jefferson City, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at Adams Street Place.
He was born October 6, 1930, in Long Beach, California, the son of the late Charles Stewart Culley and Elizabeth Mateel (Parks) Stone.
Jim served his country as a member of the United States Navy Air Corp from 1952 until his retirement in 1961. He taught instrument flying and was an operator for the pressure chamber.
He was united in marriage on October 13, 1951, in Higginsville, Missouri to Bonnie Rae Flanigan who survives.
Jim was an Administrative Law Judge for the Missouri Department of Employment Security for 23 years retiring in 1993.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5, and the National Kite Flying Association. His favorite hobby was woodworking. Jim will be remembered by his family as an avid sesquipedalian and logophile.
In addition to his wife, James is survived by four children, Joe Culley, Merrillville, Ind.; Cathy Trust, Jefferson City; Connie (Scott) Ball, Springfield, Mo; Carol (Phil) Workman, Holts Summit; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Chris) Cole, Kris Wasson, Sean (Jiae) Culley, Natasha Bealer, Dean Workman, Emily Workman, Haylee Ball; five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Austin, Anna, Jacob, Russell; one sister, Betty (I.D.) Lewis, Nevada, Mo; two brothers, Richard Stone, Higginsville; George (Kathy) Stone, Arizona; and a sister-in-law, Jackie Culley, Topeka, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary McGinness; and two brothers, Donald Culley and John Stone.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Burial with military honors will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, Mo 65201; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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