Joseph Woodrow Culpepper

Male, #1200, (circa 1917 - 16 May 1994)
Father*Arthur L. Culpepper (Sep 1870 - 12 Sep 1955)
Mother*Lula Neal Spivey (20 May 1873 - 11 Jul 1943)
Birth*circa 1917 He was born circa 1917 at Virginia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Joseph was listed as a son in Arthur L. Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Monroe Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Joseph was listed as a son in Arthur L. Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Westhaven, Western Branch District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 
Marriage*say 1939 He married Virginia N. (?) say 1939. 
1940 Census*1 Apr 1940 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Monroe Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.3 
Residence*1943 Joseph resided at Camp Lee, Prince George Co., Virginia, in 1943. (U. S. Army.)4 
Death of Mother11 Jul 1943 His mother Lula Neal Spivey died on 11 Jul 1943 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.4 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He enlisted in Richmond (city), Virginia, and served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Army.)5 
Death of Father12 Sep 1955 His father Arthur L. Culpepper died on 12 Sep 1955 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.4 
Death*16 May 1994 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 16 May 1994. 
Obituary*17 May 1994 Joseph Woodrow Culpepper, 76, of the 4600 block of W. High Street died May 16, 1994, in his home. He was a native of Portsmouth and was a retired sales representative for Virginia Beverage Co. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Virginia N. Culpepper; two sisters, Ethel Culpepper Davis of New Castle, Del., and Mary Culpepper Edens of Toccoca, Ga; and several nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Donald H. Seely and the Rev. Clara P. Gestwick. Loving Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church.5 
Burial*18 May 1994 His body was interred on 18 May 1994 at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.5 


Virginia N. (?) (10 Apr 1919 - 9 Apr 2004)
Marriage*say 1939 He married Virginia N. (?) say 1939. 
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Oct 2012


  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 226, Sheet 15B, Family 29, Monroe Ward, Norfolk (city), VA
    Arthur L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 49, Md, VA/VA/VA, Carpenter-House
    Lula N. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 46, Md, NC/NC/NC
    Essie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 8, S, VA/VA/NC
    May Ann Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 5, S VA/VA/NC
    Joseph W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2, S, VA/VA/NC.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Westhaven, Western Branch District, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 25, Page 19B, Family 437, Clifford St (21 Apr 1930)
    Arthur Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 58, md@22, VA/VA/VA, Pattern Maker/Navy Yard, Vet=No
    Lula Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 55, md@18, NC/VA/NC
    Essie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, VA/VA/NC
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 16, sng, VA/VA/NC
    Joseph Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, VA/VA/NC.
  3. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at
    Portsmouth (city), VA, Monroe Ward, ED 116-34, Web Page 6 (8 Apr 1940)
    Lines 65-66, 1800 County Street
    Joseph W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 25, md, VA, 1935 in same place, Salesman/Beverage Co
    Virginia Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 20, md, VA, 1935 in same place, Housework.
  4. E-mail written 2003 - 2005 to Pat Roberts from Dorothy J. Harcum, e-mail address.
  5. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    17 May 1994 Obituary for Joseph Woodrow Culpepper.