Cheatham County mayor dies after battling cancer for second time

David McCullough (Photo: WKRN)

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Cheatham County Mayor David McCullough passed away Tuesday after battling cancer for a second time.

McCullough was first diagnosed in the summer of 2015 and had spent about a year in remission before being diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of abdomen cancer earlier this year.

He spent six years in the county courthouse serving the people of Cheatham County. He was also a pastor for more than 30 years.

Rep. Jim Cooper released a statement on McCullough’s passing, saying, “No one loved Cheatham County more than David McCullough. It is so sad that he was taken from us so young, right in the prime of life. I am grateful for our friendship and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with Megan and family.”

McCullough leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Arrangements have not been made.