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Charles Michael Culbertson, of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was born on September 15, 1958 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Growing up in a military family, Mike learned early on that mobility was a way of life. His family said that he never met a stranger as friendships were formed quickly and kept for a lifetime. His school years were spent in seven different states. He excelled in sports especially wrestling and football. His love for music was expressed vocally as well as in playing the trumpet and guitar. He...

Charles Michael Culbertson, of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was born on September 15, 1958 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Growing up in a military family, Mike learned early on that mobility was a way of life. His family said that he never met a stranger as friendships were formed quickly and kept for a lifetime. His school years were spent in seven different states. He excelled in sports especially wrestling and football. His love for music was expressed vocally as well as in playing the trumpet and guitar. He was actively involved in his church and the Youth of the Chapel at Ft. Leavenworth. He graduated from Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas.
His professional life took many paths but was highlighted by his deep love for medicine (worked as a surgical assistant) and his passion for cooking as he completed his culinary training in Florida. He worked as a sous chef and then executive chef.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Anne (Cooke) Culbertson. He is survived by his son, Charles Justin Culbertson, and his son and daughter-in-law, Jarred King and Melanie Culbertson, and grandson, Kix King Culbertson. He is also survived by his father and stepmother, James Edward and Florence Culbertson, his sister, Pamela Elizabeth Culbertson, and step-brother, Thomas Albert Funchess.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Canton Cemetery in Canton, MS.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements under the direction of Parkway Funeral Home, Ridgeland, MS.