Marcus Williams 
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Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

If I can find the old pics I will try to post some if it's allowed here.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

Hi Darryl, I am just checking my post at the Memphis Magazine blog after a long while. Yes I knew Jim. He and Hershel Robertson (painter at Culligans) had a small welding shop on Poplar Ave near downtown in the 1970's and 1980's. I can't remember the last time I saw him. The last I heard from my dad is that he was very ill and did himself in the 1990's if I remember right. I'm sorry I don't remember more. If I can answer any more questions let me know.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

To Dave: I don't remember a lot about him because I was so young. I do remember he had a big white Cadillac parked in the garage and a big collie named Beulah.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

Joe did live on the property at 4926 Old Summer and so did I in the late 1960's as a child in a rental property there. Both properties are gone now; just drove by there last week. The old shop in the back still stands. My father worked for him for several years. There were many heated conversations between him and my father. They were both "spirited" men. Mostly what I remember of Mr. Joe (That's what we called him) is that he was an old gray haired man with sort of a raspy voice. He also had a collie named Beulah and a nice white cadillac parked in the garage. True that Elvis gates were not built there but they were repaired there after someone ran into them with a car - I have picture of my dad standing beside the gates after he repaired them. I can think of several stories about the old place my dad (who is gone now) told over the years.

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Posted by Marcus Williams on 12/24/2012 at 9:40 AM
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