September 22, 1937 ~ October 2, 2020 (age 83)


Vernon “Jumbo” McCully, 83, longtime resident of Libby, died October 2, 2020. He was born September 22, 1937 in Eureka to Alfred and Joyce McCully.  He was the oldest of 12 brothers and sisters and lived his whole life in Lincoln County.  He attended schools in Eureka, Rexford and Libby. 

Jumbo met Donna Knipprath and they were married in Missoula on April 30, 1959.  They were blessed with four children.  She preceded him in death on September 28, 2005. 

Jumbo started at J. Neils Lumber Company as a crane operator and spent his career logging and later started his own company, McCully Logging.  He always worked hard and played harder.  He loved all things outdoors including camping, hunting, fishing and gardening.

Jumbo is survived by his special friend, Ellen Adkins of Libby; children Marc (Devi) McCully of Libby, Debbie (Steve) Schnetter of Libby, Vernon McCully of Sandpoint and Bart (LeLonnie) McCully of Kalispell; brothers Sam (Fran) McCully of Troy, Bud (Debbie) McCully of Trego, Bill Fisher of Missouri, Mike (Roxanne) McCully of North Dakota, Pat (Brenda) McCully of Trego; sister, Barb (Stan) Frost of Belgrade; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; his parents; brothers, Charles McCully, Bob McCully, Philip Fisher; and sisters, Francis Stanton, Pam McCully.

Visitation will be from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Fred Brown Pavilion in Libby. PLEASE BRING CHAIRS IF YOU HAVE THEM.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at



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October 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schnackenberg Funeral Home Chapel
422 W 2nd St
Libby, MT 59923

Funeral Service
October 9, 2020

1:00 PM
Fred Brown Pavilion, Libby

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