Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Eugene R. “Coach” Cullers (December 30th, 2020)

December 30th, 2020 saw the passing of Eugene R. “Coach” Cullers

Born on May 1st, 1932, in Eaton, Ohio, Eugene’s career highlights include:

  • 60 years of marriage to his beloved wife Katherine Lefler Cullers
  • 5 Loving Children – Kelly, Marc, Colleen, Matthew, and Elizabeth
  • 14 adoring grandchildren, and 5 of the greatest great grand children
  • Countless happy memories, and one beautiful life story

He was a father who raised his family by being an example of love and selflessness, and demonstrated these qualities every day of his life. 

Before embarking on his career as an educator and coach at Gratis he proudly served in the US army in Europe.  

He was an educator, who dedicated himself to impacting the lives of his students and staff for over 30 years. 

His coaching career included basketball, baseball, wrestling, track, and wherever he could make an impact. As a coach, he taught not only the fundamentals of sport but more importantly the fundamentals of life to his athletes, for over three generations. 

Coach would tell you he was the luckiest man in the world, never hesitating to give all credit to God. He was a man willing to share his time, his talents, his energy, his faith and his wisdom.

In lieu of flowers – Remember him by reaching out; Perform an act of kindness, make a charitable donation, champion an underdog, encourage someone who is struggling. And if you have the opportunity, tell them you were inspired by “Coach Cullers”

“And in this way, there will never come an end to the good that he has done.”

Due to the current situation with Covid, the family will be holding a Celebration of Life event in the Spring. 

(Date to follow)

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.