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A late, great Georgia man's legendary obituary

William "Freddie" McCullough's obituary reads: "He attracted more women than a shoe sale at Macy's."

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Sep 18, 2013 9:10PM

Those who knew William "Freddie" McCullough loved the larger-than-life 61-year-old father of six. Strangers near and far fell in love when they read the Georgia man’s obituary published Saturday in the Savannah Morning News, which painted the colorful storyteller in a fantastical light.

​William ‘Freddie’ McCullough (Mark McCullough via Facebook)
“Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him,” reads McCullough’s obituary. "Freddie loved deep fried Southern food smothered in Cane Syrup, fishing at Santee Cooper Lake, Little Debbie Cakes, Two and a Half Men, beautiful women, Reeses Cups [sic] and Jim Beam. Not necessarily in that order."

The tribute, written by his eldest son, Mark McCullough, goes on to dish about his father’s dating ways. "Freddie adored the ladies. And they adored him," the piece notes. "There isn't enough space here to list all of the women from Freddie's past…He attracted more women than a shoe sale at Macy's."

According to the obituary, McCullough will be remembered for many things, especially his storytelling skills. His son wrote, “You could be sure 50 percent of every story was true. You just never knew which 50 percent.”

Read the complete story on the Savannah Morning News here.

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Photo: William "Freddie" McCullough (Mark McCullough via Facebook)

31Comments
Sep 19, 2013 5:24AM
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Its all about living happily with no harm to anyone.  Good on him.  Rest in peace, hope there were some of those beautiful ladies there to greet him!
Sep 19, 2013 5:21AM
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I want to smoke what he's smoking!  I seldom smoke...but when I do...I prefer Acapulco Gold with my Dos Equis!  Stay high my friends and don't forget to share your joint with the ladies!
Sep 19, 2013 4:52AM
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Amusing... certainly no harm in that!!
Sep 19, 2013 4:48AM
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"People living deeply, have no fear of death"

Anais Nin

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Well. It might not be my cup of tea lifestyle, but I think his son has talent at writing prose. Most Obit's are childish crap filled with wishful thinking and a long boring list of relatives. At least his was somewhat entertaining. Even made the guy sound like a human being instead of a Mannequin like other Obits. Good job by the son. 
Sep 19, 2013 3:47AM
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I've guess it's all good if he enjoyed it all. I've heard it said "live it up while you're living". Wonder about his legacy though. 61 years in this age of medicine and tech is not that long.  I enjoy many of the same things as he did while trying to minimizing the potential health risks to the vital systems. I try to lead by example to my kids and friends to balance those mentioned vices or favorites of his. I don't think its all about how long we live but more about the quality. I hope to not have a long drawn out death when my time is up. I want to feel good while I'm living. I think my decisions along that journey can influence that. To each his own.
Sep 19, 2013 3:47AM
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looking for a used time machine in good working order,

either a WABAC or a should have been.

Sep 19, 2013 3:24AM
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describes a lot of guys from our age group! in the last 60 years, there has been unprecedented dynamic change ( to society , technology, morals, life styles, entertainment, transportation, communication " the norm, is not !" )  ,perhaps , only the 60 years prior to the last one has seen as much change in as short a time period. Through out all of the terrific and horrific tales of human history for thousands, upon thousands of years it's hard to keep in context that our race and this planet we share has not seen as much change in a few short human life times. We react to this 'future shock' syndrome in different ways. Some want to bury there head in the past , some continually  strive to get ahead of this ever accelerating change and some just develop colorful character and live out their lives their own way and that's just how it is.!!!
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