J.W. “Fish Man” McCollough, 92, of Orange, died Thursday, January 27, 2011, at his residence.


services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2011, at Claybar

Funeral Home in Orange.  Burial will follow at Trout Creek Cemetery

near Kirbyville.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.


McCollough was born in Fulton, Louisiana on November 11, 1918, and was

the son of Doc and Cora (Fish) McCollough.  He proudly served in the

United States Army and in his younger days, coached Little League



McCollough was a machinist and pipefitter having worked at Levingston

Shipbuilding Company and following his retirement, became a commercial



was preceded in death by his parents, Doc and Cora McCollough; his

wife, Leona (Shaw) McCollough; son, Douglas McCollough; brothers,

Elton, Ocie and Cilce McCollough; and grandsons, Jason, Joe and James



McCollough is survived by his son, James “JD” McCollough of Deweyville;

Daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Rick Wakefield of Orange; daughter,

Patsy Shiyou Tynes of Deweyville; 10 grandchildren, Valton, Donna,

Tammy, Tony, Alalish, Lora, Sherry, Shalinda and John; 22 great

grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.