Clarence Cullop, born March 8, 1922, passed away at his residence the morning of March 16, 2008, at the age of 86. Clarence, son of Walter and Carrie Cullop, was born in Wausau, Nebr., and was one of 14 children. Due to effects of the depression the family relocated to Ashland in 1936.
At the age of 20, Clarence joined the Army for which he served 10 years. During this time, he received such honors as the Victory medal, Good Conduct medal, American Theater Service medal, European African Middle Eastern Service medal, and the Bronze Star medal. The Bronze Star was received for repeatedly putting himself into harms way to repair radio communication for his company as well as others while under heavy enemy fire.
Clarence spent most of his years as a proud patron of Ashland, and was a lifetime member of the local Elks Lodge. He worked for many years in the timber industry in both Oregon and California.
Clarence was preceded in death by his wife; three daughters; six sisters; and three brothers.
He is survived by son, Clarence "Skip"; daughter-in-law, Suzy; grandson, David; granddaughter, Christina; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four brothers, Paul, Donald, Robert, and Dale.
A memorial service will be held at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Rd., Eagle Point, on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Condolences can be sent or arranged by Conger-Morris, 715 W. Main St, Medford, OR 97501. 772-7111.