Lee Carlton McCullar, of Pensacola, FL, has left us all grasping for more time, conversation, and fellowship as he was called home too soon at the youthful age of twenty-five on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
He is survived by his father, David McCullar; his three brothers, David Chandler McCullar, Charles Warner McCullar and Robert Miles McCullar, all of Pensacola, FL. Other survivors include; his half-brothers, Nick McCullar (Niki) and Vann McCullar (Heather); his half-sister, Stephanie McCullar; his paternal grandmother, Ruby McCullar of Tuscaloosa, AL; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Nancy Jennings of Prattville, AL; and a large and loving circle of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, close friends and special loved ones. He was preceded in his passing by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Jennings McCullar, “Lisa” of Pensacola, FL; and his paternal grandfather, David McCullar, Sr., of Tuscaloosa, AL.
Carlton was born on December 16, 1993. He grew up in Pensacola, FL, where he graduated from Escambia High School. He enjoyed boating, fishing, surfing, boxing, Alabama football, basketball and spending time with his family, friends, and fiancé, Kierstyn Overhalser. Carlton was a driving force with McCullar Steel and McCullar Cranes operations. He thrived on building his family’s business. His work ethic was unrivaled as his brothers would attest: he was the first one on the job, the last one to leave, and never walked away from a challenging situation.
Fearless and compassionate, Carlton was a rock to his loved ones. A devoted loving disciplinarian to his younger brothers, he was their hero and mentor. The true definition of loyalty was embodied by his daily actions and is an example to us all. A great young man with an enormous heart, Carlton touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew; simply put, he was a true companion to anyone fortunate enough to fall into the category of being his friend.
We are at peace knowing Carlton has been called home to be reunited with his loving mother, Lisa. The world is a better place because of Lee Carlton McCullar. He was so full of life. He dreamed it. He believed it. He lived it. Sharing his love, as an organ donor, his heart will continue to beat strong and give life to another. His loving spirit and gentle smile will remain in our hearts, always.
A service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Pavilion at Orange Beach – 22250 E. Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542. Memorials can be made to; Legacy of Hope Alabama’s Organ & Tissue Donation Alliance, and the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory of Daphne, AL is assisting the family.