Ruben McCullers

February 25, 1951October 11, 2012
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Ruben McCullers, 61, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away October 11, 2012, at Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Alabama. Ruben was born in Lineville, Alabama, first of four children. He graduated from Lineville High School in 1969 and attended Auburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (Zoology) in 1973. After two years in Peace Corps/Iran he moved to Kansas City in 1978 where he was employed by the Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental scientist for 37 years until his retirement earlier this month. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Corben McCullers of Kansas City, Missouri; his sisters Betty Wester and Kathy Ingram, as well as ten nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Katherine McCullers, his father Joe McCullers, and his sister Martha McCullers. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. The family suggests memorial donations be made to The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury (web/memorialgiving), 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia 22203 or online at Condolences may be offered at


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Kirby McCalister

July 12, 2013

I'm so sad to hear about Ruben's death. He was such a great, nice, funny, smart and helpful man. While Ruben worked for the USEPA he was so helpful to me and the company I work for. Ruben was such a please to work with. He expected a lot from us but he was always so willing to help teach us what we needed to do.

Barbara Matos

April 2, 2013

I just learned from a colleague of Ruben's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him a few years back on a major project at our agency, to which he lent his considerable subject matter expertise. Ruben was a GEM of a fellow and I am saddened by his passing. I will keep Ruben in my thoughts and extend my heartfelt condolences to his family.

December 12, 2012

Ruben, you have always made me smile every time I think of you. I always looked forward to hearing what you both had been doing. You left us too soon.
Love, Jane Cunningham

Diane (Callier) Grisar

December 6, 2012

Ruben was a great person - open and friendly with everyone. I had the privilege to work with him at EPA and it is difficult to think of him as being gone. He had such a full and encompassing joy for life, his family, and his work. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him. He will be missed.

Tina Wilkins

October 26, 2012

Ruben always made my heart smile. He was such a wonderful and delightful man. I pray that God gives his family the comfort and pease they need. He will be missed by all.

Lucy Thompson

October 25, 2012

I am sad to hear of his passing. While I didn't see him often, knowing he is no longer here saddens me. Lucy Thompson

Sharon Greer

October 24, 2012

Rueben was an amazing person and made me smile every time I saw him or spoke with him. He will be greatly missed. I pray your season of mourning will be short and I will keep you in my prayers.

Chris Whitley

October 24, 2012

Ruben's heart was bigger than his body. I can't recall a single time I saw him when he wasn't smiling. His knowledge, his concern for other people, his dedication to his work, his sense of humor, his laughter, his stories, and most of all his genuine goodness are already sorely missed. Thank you for being my friend, Ruben. You made this world a better place on your way through.

Brad Vann

October 23, 2012

Ruben was a great guy and will be sorely missed by all that were fortunate to have worked and known him.

Liz Christiansen

October 23, 2012

Such sad news to hear of Ruben's passing. My heart goes out to his family, friends and work colleagues.