Ridout's Gardendale Chapel

2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL


Ralph Leon McCulley

August 29, 1934September 5, 2019

Ralph Leon McCulley August 29, 1934 – September 5, 2019

Ralph Leon McCulley born August 29, 1934 passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Ralph was a retired United States Postal Service Letter Carrier. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and an avid University of Alabama football fan. He enjoyed being with his family, traveling to the beach and the mountains as well as fishing, and playing ball in the yard.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Grace McCulley, sisters, Betty, Mary and Sybil; and brothers, Robert, Pete and Charles.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Imogene Kennedy McCulley, Daughters, Karen (Scott) Morro, Kathy (Gary) Morris and sons, Gary Wynn and Danny (Karen) Wynn, 10 Grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. McLean and his staff, Dr. Thind, the ladies at Fultondale Walgreens Pharmacy, his special nurse, Dana Lowery, his wonderful neighbors, Misty, Don, and Melba, the St. Vincent’s Hospice staff and countless others that touched his life. Ralph is loved by many and will truly be missed.

Services will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gardendale. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., Celebration of Life at 12:00 followed by an Interment at Moncrief Cemetery.


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 9, 2019


Ralph Leon McCulley

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Zach & Marci Morro

September 12, 2019

Paw Paw Ralph was the greatest grandfather. He did so much for us that it cannot adequately be put into words. I will always remember playing baseball in the yard, swimming, going to the beach, relaxing on the porch, and, most of all, watching Alabama games together. He would come to watch any and every sporting event any of us had. He loved us so very much and we will miss him dearly. We will teach our children his love for Alabama football, his kindness, patience, and we will forever hold a special place in our hearts for Paw Paw Ralph. We love you!

John and Ai Ling Graves

September 6, 2019

We have many many happy memories of this dear friend. He made us feel like family, spent a lot of Christmas, birthdays, football games and many other special occasions together. He always had a smile for everyone. He cooked the best ribs, grew the best jalapeno peppers and always enjoyed whatever we cooked for him. We will miss him, RIP Ralph.

Bob and Sonja and Allison Jones

September 6, 2019

We've admired this sweet man who truly loved his family and just wanted to spend time with them. We've been very fortunate to be a part of his life for the last 25 years he's been a wonderful joy in our life and we will miss him dearly. We all love his whole family they are such wonderful friends. I have to add this for him.... Roll Tide. Love yall

Scott Morro

September 6, 2019

Ralph was a great father-in-law and a better father. He loved his family and worked tirelessly to provide for them. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for Karen who he loved deeply. Karen also loved her father more then life itself.
Please uplift this family with prayer and friendship.