Robert Franklin Culpepper Sr.1

Male, #11139, (10 Apr 1919 - 16 Oct 2010)
Father*Eugene Barksdale Culpepper (1 Sep 1886 - 18 Apr 1944)
Mother*Ella Lula Percy (15 Nov 1888 - 22 Oct 1989)
Birth*10 Apr 1919 Robert was born at Newton, Newton Co., Mississippi, on 10 Apr 1919.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Robert was listed as a son in Eugene Barksdale Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Monroeville, Monroe Co., Alabama.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Robert, Marvin and Eugene was listed as a son in Eugene Barksdale Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pleasant Hill, Dallas Co., Alabama.4 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 He enlisted in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, and served in World War II between 1941 and 1945.5,6,2 
Marriage*say 1942 He married Dorothy Tate say 1942. 
Death of Father18 Apr 1944 His father Eugene Barksdale Culpepper died on 18 Apr 1944 at Dallas Co., Alabama.7 
Death of Mother22 Oct 1989 His mother Ella Lula Percy died on 22 Oct 1989 at Selma, Dallas Co., Alabama.8 
Death of Spouse31 Dec 2003 His wife Dorothy Tate died on 31 Dec 2003 at Sardis, Dallas Co., Alabama.8 
Death*16 Oct 2010 He died at Pleasant Hill, Dallas Co., Alabama, on 16 Oct 2010 at age 91.2 
Obituary*19 Oct 2010 Robert Franklin Culpepper, Sr., age 91 of Pleasant Hill passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, October 16, 2010 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 officiated by Rev. Stan Weatherford, Dr. David Thomas and Woods Culpepper, Jr. Services directed by Lawrence Funeral Home.
     Mr. Culpepper was born April 10, 1919 in Newton, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and discharged in 1944. After returning to Pleasant Hill he became a longtime farmer and logger.
     He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Tate Culpepper, parents Eugene and Ella Culpepper, siblings; Myrtle Ruth Culpepper Dees, Willie Eugene Culpepper Jones, Juanita Merle Culpepper Jernigan, Annie Lou Culpepper Griffin, Marvin Woods Culpepper and Eugene Barksdale Culpepper Jr.
     Mr. Culpepper is survived by his two children Robert (Melanie) Franklin Culpepper Jr. of Pleasant Hill and Ceceilia (Frank) Culpepper Smith of Pleasant Hill. Four grandchildren; Steven (Julie) Franklin Smith of Roswell, GA, Jennifer (Robert) Culpepper Robertson of Homewood, AL , Amy (Brandon) Smith Pearson of Perdido Beach, AL and Robert (Elizabeth) Franklin Culpepper III of Pleasant Hill. Four great-grandchildren Tate McQueen Robertson, Gabriel Ryan Smith, Graham Franklin Smith and Mary Carter Robertson. One sister Laura Hortense Culpepper Zigerelli of Cleveland, Ohio.
     Special Thank You to Alacare Hospice in Greenville for such loving care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dorothy Culpepper Emergency Fund or The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, County Road 12, Sardis, AL 36775. Please visit to make online condolences to the family.2


Dorothy Tate (19 Oct 1924 - 31 Dec 2003)
Marriage*say 1942 He married Dorothy Tate say 1942. 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Feb 2011


  1. His wife's obituary.
  2. Selma Times-Journal, Selma, AL.
    Obituary of Robert Franklin Culpepper, Sr. (#11139), published 19 Oct 2010.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 139, Page 1B, Lines 52-58, Monroeville, Monroe Co., AL
    Eugene B. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 33, md, MS/MS/MS, Machinist/Lumber Mill
    Ella Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 31, md, MS/TX/MS
    Myrtle Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Willie B. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 8, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Juanita Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Annie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 3 1/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Robert Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED14, Page 8B, Image 376, Family 162, Pleasant Hill, Dallas Co., Alabama
    Rents, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    E. B. Culpepper, Head, M, 43, md @ 22, MS/AL/MS, Foreman in Sawmill
    Eller Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, md @ 20, MS/MS/MS
    Willie Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, Sng, MS/MS/MS
    Juanita Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, Sng, MS/MS/MS
    Annie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, MS/MS/MS
    Robert Culpepper, Son, M, 11, Sng, MS/MS/MS
    Woods Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, MS/MS/MS
    Hortence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 5, Sng, AL/MS/MS
    E. B. Culpepper, Son, M, 2, Sng, AL/MS/MS.
  5. E-mail written Feb 2004 to Culpepper Connections from Marvin Woods Culpepper Jr. (#48713), e-mail address.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Robert F. Culpepper, born 1919, White, Native of Mississippi; Resided in Dallas Co., Alabama; Enlisted on 8 Sep 1941 in Alabama at Montgomery in the US Army Air Corps as a Private; Education: 4 years of high school; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Height: 75; Weight: 175.
  7. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at, 2011.
    Eugene B. Culpepper died 18 Apr 1944 in Dallas Co., Alabama.
  8. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  9. His mother's obituary.
  10. Her mother's obituary.