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Rev. Bryce McCulley

Rev. Bryce McCulley

Rev. Bryce McCulley, 83, of Lancaster, passed from this life to his eternal home on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Bluegrass Hospice Care at Baptist Health in Lexington, surrounded by his loving family. Born November 20, 1934 in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Clain & Mabel Stipes McCulley. He was a graduate of Buckeye High School, an Army veteran, and attended Johnson Bible College. He served the Lord in ministry for 59 years. He was ordained in the Christian Church ministry and accepted his first church at Forest Hills Christian Church in Madison County in 1959. His previous ministries were at Scott’s Fork Christian Church, Leavell Green Christian Church and presently at Antioch Christian Church in Liberty. He was a member of Lancaster Christian Church where he served as an elder, Sunday School teacher and custodian for many years.
He was the devoted and loving husband of Karen Lanham McCulley for 33 years and is survived by four daughters, Christina(Erik) Fields of Nicholasville, Elizabeth (Mark) Strunk, Lee Ann McCulley & Juanita Graham , all of Lancaster. He is also survived by a brother, Donnie (Charlotte) McCulley of Nicholasville, two sisters, Betty Arnold & Florence Murphy, both of Lancaster. He was the most loving and caring “Papa” & “Poppie” to his five grandchildren, Amy (Kyle) Barrett of Richmond, Madison Lee & Olivia Grace Graham of Lancaster, and Kire Ann & Payton Sawyer Fields of Nicholasville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and host of friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul & Billy McCulley and a sister, Mary Edith Bourne.
Visitation will be from 4 — 9 PM Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 12:30 PM Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the funeral home by Revs. Don Burton & Leon Thomas. Burial with military honors will take place in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Buchenroth, Steve Wesley, Harry & Holton Howard, Jerry Murphy, Keith Bourne & Stan Coffey. Honorary bearers will be Chris & Luke Cox, Braden Carmack, Stephanie Buchenroth, Shirley & Nancy Howard, Brenda Wesley, Bill Graves & Gary Greer. In lieu of flowers contributions may go to the Bluegrass Hospice Care at Baptist Health, 2312 Alexandrian Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40504. If you would like to leave special memories or condolences, you can visit his tribute page at www.ramsey-young.com

44 Condolences

  • Mike and Boots Posted December 23, 2017 9:24 pm

    So sorry for you loss. Keep you in our prayers

  • Gary & Paula Hatfield Posted December 23, 2017 9:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss . You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers! I thought so much of Bryce and will miss him a lot.

  • James and Debbie Wilmot Posted December 23, 2017 10:27 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  • Robin and Jimmy Vines Posted December 24, 2017 12:03 am

    A wonderful uncle and friend.

  • Tony and Toni Posted December 24, 2017 12:44 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories of Brother B.

  • Dennis Mathewson Posted December 24, 2017 12:58 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 –
    “The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces.” Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God’s
    promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: http://www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

  • Mary Miller Posted December 24, 2017 1:00 am

    Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

  • Debbie Hinton Seltsam Posted December 24, 2017 1:09 am

    Dear Karen and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss but rejoice in heaven gaining a wonderful angel. I know how special he was to all of his family and friends. May the Lord comfort you with peace, comfort and strength in the coming days, weeks,months.

  • Ricky Sparks Posted December 24, 2017 1:32 am

    Karen and family, my deepest sympathy in the passing of Bro, Bryce…… my thoughts and payers are with the McCulley family, Bryce was a dear friend of the Sparks family.

  • Sue Stevenson Posted December 24, 2017 5:48 am

    Karen I am so sorry to hear of Bryce’s passing. Praying for you and your family.

  • Linda Moore (Linda Davis) Posted December 24, 2017 12:06 pm

    Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  • Frankie & Gale Eden Posted December 24, 2017 3:06 pm

    Love and Prayers. Bro.Bryce was an amazing person, friend and pastor.

  • Roger and Debbie Henderson Posted December 24, 2017 4:52 pm

    Karen, Roger and I are lifting you in prayer. Love you!

  • phillip austin Posted December 24, 2017 4:53 pm

    RIP
    jIM

  • Dennis Jacobs Posted December 24, 2017 5:52 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • Felix & Carolyn Reynolds Posted December 24, 2017 6:08 pm

    Bryce was a fine Christian man. He was kind & considerate. I especially remember that unique deep voice. Our condolences to all of his family & his many friends

  • Nella Holtzclaw Posted December 24, 2017 7:15 pm

    My fondest memory of Bryce was the last hospitalization of J.W It was on a Saturday night (JW’s last Saturday night)) Bryce and Karen came to visit him after dark Bryce sat by JW’s bedside holding his hand Few words were spoken because few words were necessary Karen and I talked quietly I have so many fond memories of Bryce He was a Godly man! My prayers and thoughts are with you,Karen.!

  • Paula Ballard &Rick Fowler Posted December 24, 2017 7:20 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with with the family and friends. You were the greatest Poppie in the world. You will be greatly missed.

  • Lonny Christopher Posted December 24, 2017 7:21 pm

    Bryce & another man, Dale Sanders, spoke at my dad’s funeral over 12 years ago. Bryce was always kind to me, I never saw him in a bad mood & I had much respect for him. He will be dearly missed by us all.

  • David and Candy Clark Posted December 24, 2017 8:11 pm

    We are truly sad to hear of the passing of your husband. Please know you and your family are in our prayers at this most difficult time.

  • Maude Ann Howard Posted December 24, 2017 8:42 pm

    We will sure miss him ,,but look what heaven got. They sure got. A jewel . He was like family to our family . Karen and all of his children you are in my thoughts and prayers today and everyday , because the hurt will never go away. . We love all of you . God Bless You

  • Jim Wallace, Frankfort, KY Posted December 24, 2017 9:40 pm

    So sorry to learn of Mr. McCulley’s passing. To my knowledge I never met him personally but hearing friends and family describe his personality and nature he sounded little ke a very kind and loving man. My heartfelt condolences.

  • Joetta Collier sorry about jim Posted December 24, 2017 10:07 pm

    Sorry about loss for his family

  • Sheree Ross Posted December 24, 2017 11:09 pm

    So Very sorry for your loss.

  • Stevon Montgomery Posted December 25, 2017 1:05 am

    Sorry for the family’s lose I’ll keep you all in my prayers

  • Billy and Marilyn Boyd Posted December 25, 2017 2:08 am

    So very sorry for your loss and prayers for the family. Gods blessings

  • Max Buchenroth Posted December 25, 2017 12:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He is now in no pain and rejoicing in heaven with family and friends. God Bless

  • Eddie & Pat Murphy Posted December 25, 2017 2:17 pm

    Karen & Family, Our prayers are with you. Bryce was a friend of our family for many years. Going to miss him but Heaven is rejoicing. We are just across the road, so come over anytime to talk & have a cup of coffee & a piece of chocolate pie. We love you so much.

  • Margie Thompson (Mc culley) Posted December 25, 2017 3:34 pm

    So Sorry for your loss ,I remember many fun times with Bryce at school and at the Gunns Chaple church .You can Rest now Bryce

  • Teresa & Jerry Owczarski Posted December 25, 2017 5:12 pm

    Karen we are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for the McCulley family. Bryce was so kind and helpful when my father passed.

  • Linda (Bowen)Towery Posted December 25, 2017 9:25 pm

    What can I say! This man was so important to me in so many areas of my life! When he preached at Forest hill church he was like a dad to me! He was in our house every Sunday. If he went home in between services I went with him. He would do my hair to go back to church at night! I wouldn’t let anyone but Bryce do it. When I got married , he was the only one that I wanted to marry us. When my mom and dad died Bryce was there for me again. I didn’t see him much in later years, but I knew all I had to do was call him and he would be there for me. I called him last September to tell him about my heart surgery. He said he would pray for me, and when I came to myself I asked my husband where Bryce was and he said he’s not here, I said he was and he prayed for me! I saw him plain as day! He was there as always when I needed him! I love u Bryce! To Karen and the family I am so sorry for your loss. You lost a wonderful man!

  • Bonnie Murphy and Gary and Jan Galbreath Posted December 25, 2017 10:01 pm

    We would like to extend our condolences to the Mcculley family durning this time of loss. Prayers for all the familiy.

  • G.B. and Terry Shell Posted December 26, 2017 9:54 am

    We enjoyed his preaching so much at Paint Lick Christian Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • David and Debbie Middleton Posted December 26, 2017 12:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss prayers for all the fanily .

  • Helen Tussey Posted December 26, 2017 5:51 pm

    Love and prayers.

  • Steven and Cheyanne Posted December 26, 2017 6:20 pm

    I’m so sorry we can not be there. We love you all he meant so much to us it was just over two years ago he married us. Not only that but all the time and years he spent with Grandpa meant so much. We love you guys.

  • Paul and Anne Diamond Posted December 26, 2017 7:41 pm

    With deepest sympathy!

  • Tee and Phyllis Hulett Posted December 27, 2017 1:13 pm

    Prayers for Karen and family. Bryce will be greatly missed.

  • Frankie & Gale Ede n Posted December 27, 2017 5:57 pm

    Karen and family–Sorry for your loss

  • Jerry Brock Posted December 27, 2017 6:52 pm

    Karen, I just now learned of Bryce’ s death and am so very sorry for your loss. From hearing you speak of him, I knew what a good man he was. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

  • Filicia Day Posted December 27, 2017 8:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Stephanie and Justin Wilmot Posted December 28, 2017 12:11 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dora Sue and James Davis Posted December 28, 2017 3:26 am

    Karen and family, We are very saddened with the loss of Bryce. Both of you have been our good friends and we will miss him. I’ll never forget his stories and no one could tell them like him. Levi loved Bryce and when we told him tears come to his eyes. We love you all.

  • Billy and Judy Moore Posted December 28, 2017 10:52 pm

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

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