Sherwood Ronald “Moe” Cully

August 19, 1941 - May 8, 2022

Moe Cully, of Port Arthur, Texas, took his last breath at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Groves, Texas, on May 8, 2022. The love of his life, Henny, and his children were gathered around him, holding his hands, just as they hoped to.

Moe was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, on August 19, 1941 to the late John D. and Ethel (Waldron) O’Berry.  About the age of 10, his family moved to St. Petersburg, FL.  Shortly after this, Moe discovered a neighbor’s printing press in his garage that he found very interesting.  This is what got him started in the printing industry. After schooling and training, Moe went to work for a chain of newspapers and worked for many of them around the country.  He settled in Port Arthur in 1973 and worked for the Port Arthur News as a pressroom superintendent.  Moe met his bride of 47 years at this job.  In his words…“Henny was the best thing that happened to me” and “together we have a wonderful daughter, Felicia”.  Moe was a dedicated member of the Lions Club since December 1976.  He held many offices in the District since 1978.  He was involved in the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX.  Over the past 40 years he served on several boards in the Nederland and Port Arthur area.   When time permitted, he enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and listening to nature.  He was also known for jumping in the car and taking a road trip! HE ALWAYS LOVED TO TALK ABOUT LIONISM! Per Moe- “IT IS GREAT TO BE A LION”

Survivors include the love of his life, Henriette “Henny” (Cushion) Cully; daughter, Felicia (Mike) Simmons; grandchildren, Michael “Clay”  and Chyann Simmons, of LaBelle, Texas; Mason Nichting, of Minnesota– daughter, Janette (Jeff) Lindsey, of Nome, Texas;  Annette (Randall) Carson of Tatum, Texas; son, Kevin (Rhonda) Bass of Rose City, Texas; grandchildren, Whitney and Chance Lindsey, Brian and David Carson, Cory and Krista Bass, Hunter and Caytelyn Block and five great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, John D and Ethel (Waldron) O’Berry; daughter, Cheryl Lynn (Cully) Nichting, of Blooming, Minnesota; brother, Warren H Cully, of Marrero, Louisiana; and sister, Sandra Renee Boice, of Iverness, Florida.

A gathering of Mr. Cully’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Proctor Baptist Church, 4401 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard, Port Arthur. His cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, Texas 78029-0247.

Video

Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Proctor Baptist Church
  • 4401, Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX, 77642,
  • May 14, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Service

Proctor Baptist Church
  • 4401, Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX, 77642,
  • May 14, 2022
  • 11:00 am

Committal

Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (9)

    Shelly Wilkins says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. One of my fondest memories was when I accompanied Aunty Henny and Uncle Moe on a trip the Texas Lions Camp. It was a great trip, and I met many great Lions. Blessings to the family.

    Chance lindsey says:

    I love you pawpaw Rest In Peace you were gone to soon I wish I would have made the time to come see you more often then I did I know your happy up there I’ll never forget you paw paw moe

    Felicia simmons says:

    We missed you Chance! I’m sorry you couldn’t be there today, but I know you were at heart!

    Matt Thompson says:

    Sorry to hear about Moe, Prayers are with the family.
    I traveled with Moe during my years with Lions and he was always a delight to be around, he truly loved being a lion and talked about Texas Lions camp every time he had the chance.

    Rebecca Tate says:

    I feel like I knew Felicia’s parents thru their wonderful daughter. She was a devoted daughter who loved her parents very much. What a wonderful family that will miss such a leader in the family. This is a man that will lead his grandchildren and great grandchildren by example thru life. Love to you Felicia! Your Client and friend Becky Tate

    Felicia simmons says:

    Becky, thank you for your kind words and love!

    James Butaud says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Moe, please give everyone our condolences. Henny, if you need anything, please let us know, we love y’all

    Debbie Crain says:

    So sorry for your families loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Crain family

    Murle and Vel says:

    Lots of fun memories of Moe and Henny cruising the Caribbean with us! Also they went on one of their many “road trips” one time, reaching Amarillo in a blinding snowstorm, where they stayed snowed in for several days. Then they headed west and drove al the way to Utah to visit us!! Once they headed towards Wisconsin, then changed their minds AND directions! They were an adventurous & fun couple! Moe always remembered to call us on Christmas and New Years! Love you, Moe!

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