Charles A. ‘Al’ McCullough


Charles A. “Al” McCullough, 83, of Chester passed in the emergency room at East Liverpool City Hospital after becoming ill at his home on Sunday, July 7, 2024.

Al was the only child of the late Howard and Norma Enid Weekley McCullough, and he was born in East Liverpool on July 18, 1940.

He retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a pipefitter. Also, he was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-year club. Al was a lifelong resident of Chester and he graduated from the former Chester High School. He worshipped his Lord and Savior at the Everyday Church. Some of Al’s numerous hobbies included working puzzles, watching NASCAR races, and old movies, and he was a classic car enthusiast. Al proudly served his country in the US Army and was a member of the Chester American Legion Post 121.

On Aug. 15, 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his wife, Freda McCullough.

Left with many fond memories are his children, Samuel McCullough, and Kelly (Scott) Gittings of Chester; his grandchildren, Jarrett Gittings, Jacob (Grace) Gittings, Ava Gittings, Aura (Justin) Myers, and Joseph and Josh Gittings; and his great-grandchildren, Blakeleigh, Lainee, Desmond, and Claire. Also surviving are special nieces and nephews whom he and Freda helped raise, Betty Pipes, Robert Dean, Mary Summers, Susie Lude, Roger Hamilton, and Gene Brown, as well as countless other nieces and nephews and several exchange students from around the world.

We will celebrate Al’s life at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester on Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest with Freda at the Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit with their family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hancock County Opportunity Center.