Gerald McCollum
Gerald McCollum
  • September 29, 1938 - November 4, 2016
  • Boonville, Missouri

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Gerald L. McCollum, 88, of Boonville, MO, passed away Friday November 4, 2016, at Riverdell Care Center. Visitation will be 2pm Monday November 14, 2016, at William Wood Funeral Home 517 4TH Street, in Boonville, MO, with A Celebration of Life to follow at 3pm. Gerald was born September 29, 1928, to John and Ruth McCollum, in Hamilton, MO, and spent his childhood years in Ferguson, MO. Gerald served in the United States Army from August 27, 1946 to July 12, 1948. He graduated from University of Central Methodist College with his Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a focus in music and a Master Degree from the University of Missouri in Education. Gerald had a long career in the education field, serving as the band director at Boonville High School for twelve years, as the principal at Hickman High School and late taught in Arkansas. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, in Boonville. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruth” Mitchell” McCollum, brother Mitchell McCollum, his loving wife Virginia Sue McCollum, his son Mitchell McCollum II, his daughter Janice Ann McCollum, and his grandson Jarrod McCollum. Survivors include his grandson Justin McCollum and wife Aryn, of Maryland, his great-grandsons Timothy and Henry McCollum and daughter-in-law Trudy McCollum, of Columbia, MO

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