Betty J. McCullough

Betty J. McCullough

Friday, March 24th, 1939 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Betty J. Tacker McCullough
3/24/1939 – 4/26/2020

Betty J. McCullough, 81, of Waco, passed away at her home on April 26, 2020. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, at OakCrest Funeral Home with Rev. Kip Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard. State required social distancing will be practiced at both events, and wearing masks is encouraged.

Betty was born in Mexia, Texas on March 24, 1939 to Ed and Thera Tacker. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1957. Betty was a member of the Mexia Black Cat band where she played the French horn. Betty attended Baylor University and Tyler Business College. Betty was the pianist for Dean Daniel Sternberg in the Department of Music. In later years, she worked for Dean Angus McSwain at the Baylor Law School as registrar.

Betty married the love of her life, Jay R. McCullough, on August 6, 1959. She was a legal secretary and retired from the Fulbright Winniford Law Firm. With a passion for retail and ladies fashions, Betty opened several boutiques, Something Different, and had shops at Sironia, Shops of River Square, Salado and Canton. She specialized in ladies clothing, jewelry, hats, purses and accessories.

Betty was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church and the Sarah Sunday School Class. She enjoyed Lady Bears Basketball, Stars Over Texas Jamboree (and was one of their biggest fans), the Dallas Cowboys, traveling, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends. She loved gospel music, especially the Gaithers Vocal Band and a local gospel quartet consisting of Kip Osborne, Ricky Berrier, Raymond Hill and Tom Waden.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Jay R. McCullough, and her parents.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Medica and husband, Julio; sons, Jay R. McCullough, Jr. and wife, Amanda, Stephen McCullough and wife, Angela; brother, John Tacker and Patty Rogers; sister, Cathy Hickman and husband, David; grandchildren, Jonathan, Emily, Matthew and Melanie McCullough, Francesca Miranda and husband, Louie, and one great-grandchild, Irvin Miranda; special cousins, Bob Tacker and wife, Cindy, and Carolyn Shilling and husband, Jimmy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

The family has designated Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 85, Waco, Texas 76703 for memorials.


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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 1st, 2020 11:00am
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 Interstate 35 South
    Robinson, TX 76706
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Linda Harper

Posted at 02:08pm
Johnny and family. Was very sad to hear that Betty had passed away. I will always remember her playing the piano at Calvary Baptist Church in Mexia and singing every word of all the songs. Prayers for all. I was Linda New -now am Linda Harper still
living in Mexia.

Katherine Gibson

Posted at 08:48pm
It was my great privilege to see Betty for many years at our clinic. She was one of my most favorite patients, and I was always blessed with every visit. She was such a sweet and thoughtful woman who always had a word of kindness to offer and was so very special to me. She loved white chocolate and always brought some to share with me. I am grateful to have known her and she will always be in my heart. I will miss her so very much, and I am praying for comfort for all her family I know she loved deeply.
Katherine Gibson

Debbie Conrad

Posted at 12:53pm

Betty is certainly going to be missed. I always loved to see her smiling face at church. She was beautiful inside and out.
You have so many sweet memories of a life well lived. She loved her family and friends and was very kind. God bless all of you with comfort and strength. Love to all the family.
James and Debbie Conrad

Love, Cheryl (Stroman) Roberts

Posted at 07:48am
Susan and family you have my prayers and condolences during this time. I pray for your strength and healing . It has been an honor to know Betty.
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Barbara Emrich

Posted at 05:36pm
Such a sweet person ,enjoyed her company these pass 5 years at the Cottages where we lived ,shall miss her dearly .Please accept
my condolences and prayers for her family.
Barbara Emrich

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