Ronnie Hoyle Culler

January 23, 1942June 10, 2018

Ronnie Hoyle Culler, 76 of Oak Island, passed away on June 10, 2018.

Mr. Culler was born January 23, 1942 in Surry County, NC, the son of the late Hoyle Dock Culler and Nellie Inman Culler. Mr. Culler was a millwright, having worked for Rexam Beverage Can Company for nearly 30 years. He retired to Oak Island from Winston - Salem 15 years ago, moving into his loved beach house "Slow and Easy". Ronnie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed country music, westerns, and metal working as a tinsmith. Mr. Culler was preceded in death by a granddaughter Jennifer Culler.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years, Kathleen Culler of Oak Island; two sons, Ronnie Culler, Jr. and wife Denise of Winston-Salem, and Steven Culler and wife Sharon of Sanford, FL; two daughters, Susan Pierce and husband Brian of Clemmons, and Jennifer Headen and husband Rodney of Graham; a brother Roger Culler of Carolina Beach; a sister Nancy Fulton of La Verkin, Utah; eight grandchildren, Sean Culler and wife Katelyn, Bryan Culler and wife Lauren, Courtney Culler, Raven Headen, Aaron Culler and wife Angel, Kristen York and husband Greg, Jessica Pierce, and Allison Pierce; five great-grandchildren, Isiah Vo, Grayson Culler, Karlee York, Milana Culler, and Amaliya Culler; he is also survived by his cat Scooter.

The funeral mass will be held Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with inurnment following in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ronnie to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock –Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ronnie Hoyle Culler

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Nancy Simons

June 15, 2018

Ronnie, always the southern gentleman, was a delight to spend time with. Together with Kathi he has created a beautiful family that will carry on his legacy with love and respect. Please accept heartfelt condolences from the Geise family.

Sylvia Crater

June 14, 2018

So very saddened to hear of Ronnie's passing. I lived in the same neighborhood just a few houses away. Have many wonderful memories of good times shared with Ronnie, Roger & Nancy. I will never forget his Mother & Father. They were good people. Thinking of you with love and prayers,
Sylvia Smith Crater

Bob Stacy

June 12, 2018

Ronnie was a wonderful man. Although Pam & I have only known he and Kathy a year and a half after becoming their neighbor, we were truly blessed in knowing Ronnie. I loved my conversations with him and knowing that he was always willing to lend a helping hand to a neighbor. The last time we spoke on Saturday he offered to help with a bathroom repair but I had already taken care of it. Ronnie loved his family and was so proud of his sons and grandchildren. Ronnie you will be missed by many and I am so glad I had the opportunity to know you.

Bob & Pam Stacy