Charles Robert McCullough, 64, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2016.
Born July 23, 1951 to the late Helen and Alvis McCullough, Charles lived for many years in East Atlanta growing up and maintained a friendship with Patricia Barron of West Palm Beach.
Meeting his life partner, James Miskimen, 12 years ago and after Charles retired, they decided to move to Dawsonville, escaping all and everything about Atlanta and living in peace and quiet in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains.
In 2004 they became members of Paradise Valley Resort and Club. For 10 years, Jim and Charles hosted the 5K Fig Leaf Race Party outside their cabin, one of the features of the race program.
Throughout his life, Charles was a worldwide traveler.
In 1973 he graduated from the University of Georgia, where he majored in advertising.
Charles worked at the old Rich's Department Store, followed by Oklahoma City, working at King special Center, where administrative services work was done on the old-fashioned typewriter.
He went to Saudi Arabia and worked in transcript systems concerning medical.
His last position was in the Georgia Tech Research Institute personnel for nearly 30 years before retirement.
At his request, Charles was cremated and a memorial service and celebration of life will be held at Paradise Valley Club and Resort at a later date.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.