Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Obituary - John Jerl McCormick

John Jerl McCormick, age 75, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. John will then be laid to rest at Belton Cemetery.

John was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 4, 1947 to Marvin Jerl McCormick and Margaret Rose (Crow) McCormick. After graduating high school, John made a career for himself as a Sprinkler Fitter. He was a member of the Local 314 Sprinkler Fitters Union and for the past two years of his career worked for the pipefitter’s union. After forty-two years, John retired. 

John honorably served in the Missouri National Guard Reserve from 1966 to 1985. While in the National Guard Reserve he was with the military police, engineers, vehicle maintenance and medical supply specialists. He then transferred to the Army Reserve from 1985 to 1991 where he was a crew chief/helicopter mechanic for the CH 47 Chinook Helicopters and was a Staff Sergeant E6. John served during the Vietnam and Desert Storm Eras. 

John spent fifty five loving years with his wife, Carol Sue McCormick until she went to be with the Lord in 2021. In life he was an avid bowler, loved fishing, riding his motorcycle, watching NASCAR, collecting knives and flashlights, and spending time at the lake. He was also a member of Grace Life, formerly known as Pleasant Prairie. John also earned the rank of Eagle Scout after his hard work and dedication in the Boy Scouts of America.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol McCormick; parents, Marvin and Margaret McCormick; father in law JT Young; brother, Danny McCormick; son in law, Randy Winchel; and two grandsons, Samuel and Tucker Price.

He is survived by Mother in law, Jean Young; daughter, Shelley (David) Arechigo and family Lee, Tom, Curtis, Ryan, Austin, Mariah, Lukas, and Nikkolette; daughter, Sherry (Gerald) Davis and family Emily and Katlin; daughter, Stacy (Shannon) Price and family Shyann, Kolton, and Kolbey; sixteen great grandchildren; brother, Michael McCormick; sister Lisa (Ron) Byrne; and brother in law, Mike Young (Theresa).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Disabled American Veterans online at or Wounded Warrior Project online at

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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