The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 7, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013


Chief Master Sgt. Walker Dale Cullop

CAMDEN-WYOMING, Del. — Chief Master Sgt. Walker Dale Cullop, of Camden-Wyoming, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was 76.

Walker was born November 17, 1936, to the late Wiley Victor and Katherine Minton Cullop in Corinne, W.Va.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. He served 2 years in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. His last active duty assignment was with the 9th MAS at Dover AFB, Del., where he achieved the rank of chief master sergeant. He received many awards in his career, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal with 10 devices , all received for his bravery during the Vietnam conflict.

Upon his retirement in 1986, Chief Cullop owned and operated Delaware Assembly Service, until his retirement from his business in 2002.

His retirement hobbies included traveling to various AC-119 Gunship Association reunions and traveling to see family and friends. To his friends, he was a loyal and trusted confidante. To his family, he left behind a legacy of honor, faithfullness and love.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 36 years, Somjai Cullop, in 2008, a brother, John D. Cullop, a sister, Helen L. Crager, and brother in laws, Charles Flanagan and Warren Thompson.

He is survived by his children, Gwendolyn Ames, of Wyoming, Ill., Carmen Wantowski and her husband, Robert, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Pamela Satterfield and her husband, Donald, of Camden. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Cullop, Aubrey Ames, Russell Wantowski, Jasmine Cullop, Joseph Satterfield, Alexis Ames, Emily McGaha and Madison McCann and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by six brothers, Wiley V. (Donna) Cullop, James (Judith) Cullop, Richard (Andrea) Cullop, Alvie (Donna) Cullop, Cecil (Susan) Cullop, and Gregory (Debbie) Cullop; seven sisters, Barbara (Jack) Ripley, Marion (Harry) Fox, Mary Lynn (Carl) Shrewsbury, Shirley Thompson, Rosa Lee (Burt) Casteel, Brenda (Bill) Toothman, and Karen Cullop, a sister in law Sherry Cullop, a brother in law Carl Crager, and a large extension of nephews and nieces He is also survived by his wife’s family in Thailand 

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, Beaver, W.Va., with Dr. Roland Roberts officiating. Interment with full military honors will take place 1 p.m.  Friday, February 15, 2013, in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 911 South Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Delaware arrangements handled by Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., Wyoming, Del.

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