John Robert Cullom

John Robert Cullom died peacefully at home on May 22nd after a courageous battle with ALS. 

John was born on January 27, 1957 in Jacksonville, NC and grew up in in Orlando, FL. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1981 where he raised his family and practiced law, advocating for justice for people in marginalized communities and defending their constitutional rights.  

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles, his mother, Celia Rothberg Cullom, and his sister, Margaret Ann Cullom. He is survived by his sister Mary, his wife Debra, and their children Celia, Abraham, and Seth. He will be missed by many extended family members, friends, and colleagues.

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  1. Salvatore J Mirabile on July 9, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Dearest John, my heart goes out to you and your family. Now, thank God you are no longer suffering from that horrible disease, ALS, but Resting Peacefully In the Arms of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
    Your humor was UNMATCHABLE and every single time I ran into you in the halls of various court houses, you would have me laughing, till it hurt. Believe me, you will be sorely missed in those halls. John, though your laughter and joking will not be heard any longer, your memory will stay and your true friendship and your ‘type’ of love of the law will not be soon forgotten.
    John, May You Forever Rest in Peace In Our Lord’s Arms.
    Love You My Dear Friend and Will Forever Miss You, Till We Meet Again. RIP

  2. Madelon Horwich on September 30, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    How sad I am to hear this – too young. A good and special person I knew well when I was young. Deep condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

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