OBITUARY

Edwin Lee "Ducky" Cullingsworth, Jr.

August 30, 1930April 6, 2021

CULLINGSWORTH, Edwin Lee, “Ducky”, Jr., 90, also known as “Capt’ Cully” and “Paw”, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the home he built for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Lee and Mary Childress Cullingsworth and sister, Mary C. Tignor (Albert).

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rose Femiani Cullingsworth; children, Kennith Lee (Lynn), Kathy, Kim, and Karen C. Merk (John); his sister, Anne C. Akers (Jerry); brother-in-law, Phillip P. Femiani (Flora); niece, Karol Akers; nephew, Dennis Tignor; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

After an honorary discharge from the Naval Reserve, he was a well-known TV repairman while owning Ducky’s TV & Appliance. An avid flyer, he piloted his personal plane out of New Kent Airport, taking family on trips to Pennsylvania and Maryland, and also chartering flights to Hatteras, NC for deep sea fishing. He enjoyed time with his family on the “Pagan Lady” – a 60 ft. refurbished yacht, built in 1937 at New York Naval Shipyard, later confiscated to be used in WWII to sail along the East Coast in search of enemy war ships and submarines. He started commercial fishing while owning “Cully’s Railway” in White Stone, VA., and later opened “Cully’s Seafood” with his wife.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231.

A private graveside service will be held at Signal Hill Memorial Park in Hanover County.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southside SPCA.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Lee and Mary Childress Cullingsworth and sister, Mary C. Tignor (Albert).
    He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rose Femiani Cullingsworth; children, Kennith Lee (Lynn), Kathy, Kim, and Karen C. Merk (John); his sister, Anne C. Akers (Jerry); brother-in-law, Phillip P. Femiani (Flora); niece, Karol Akers; nephew, Dennis Tignor; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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EVELYN DRAKE

April 12, 2021

Rose and Family,
John and I were very sad to learn of the passing of Ducky. My great memories of State- Wide Insurance, and Ducky's great seafood. Great memories will linger forever. May God bless each of you and keep you in his care. Love to all.
Evelyn Drake

Landa (Skipwith) Cook

April 12, 2021

Rose, I am so very sorry for your loss of "Ducky." Prayers for God's peace and comfort for you and your family in this very difficult time.

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