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Michael “Gator” Cullen August 23, 1950 - April 8, 2024

Michael “Gator” Cullen, 73, of Pendleton, SC passed away on Monday April 8, 2024, at his residence.

Born in Olean, NY on August 23, 1950, he was the son of Shirley Mae Cullen and the late Leonard Neal Cullen, he was the husband of Marilyn R. Cullen. Gator was a member of Wren Baptist Church and a veteran of the Air National Guard. He retired from Pendleton Clemson Waste Treatment, was a loyal Gator fan, loved drag car racing, and his family.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by his daughter: Mikey Cullen; stepsons: Chad Queen and Michael Queen; stepdaughters: Tina Cullen and Lisa Westerveld; 9 siblings and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday April 13, 2024, at Wren Baptist Church 120 Wren Rd. Piedmont, SC 29673 officiated by Rev. Harold Sanders.

The family will be at his residence.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


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    Theresa C says

    I will miss Gator so much. We worked together and he always made me smile. Just Friday he was joking and laughing with me. I will always think of him when I eat shrimp & grits and remember how he spent weeks leading up to our work party telling me not to miss the shrimp and grits cause they were so good. I will miss hearing him yell my name across the lobby on Friday’s. My world will be a little dimmer without him. I am praying for his family.

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    Sharon Hicks says

    so sorry for your loss. I use to wait on Mike at Waffle King, he was a funny guy and always smiling. Prayers for your family.

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