Henry Royce Culpepper Jr.1

Male, #1714, (31 Jul 1936 - 25 Nov 2013)
Father*Henry Royce Culpepper (13 Dec 1912 - 6 Aug 1980)
Mother*Ruby Jewel Davidson2 (1 May 1915 - 15 Oct 1978)
Nickname  Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. also went by the name of Royce. 
Birth*31 Jul 1936 Henry was born at Okolona, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, on 31 Jul 1936. 
Marriage*15 Jun 1958 He married Rebecca Jo Clark at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 15 Jun 1958 at age 21. 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1978 His mother Ruby Jewel Davidson died on 15 Oct 1978 at Jackson, Hinds Co., Mississippi
Death of Father6 Aug 1980 His father Henry Royce Culpepper died on 6 Aug 1980 at Jackson, Hinds Co., Mississippi.3 
Photographed*say 1995 He was photographed say 1995.1
Henry Royce & Rebecca Jo (Clark) Culpepper
Death of Spouse24 Mar 2005 His wife Rebecca Jo Clark died on 24 Mar 2005 at Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., Tennessee.4,3 
Residence*Apr 2005 Henry resided at Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., Tennessee, in Apr 2005. 
DNA*11 Dec 2007 Kit # 109112 Cancelled on 2 Jul 2008 and had a test kit sent to his brother.5 
Death*25 Nov 2013 He died at Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., Tennessee, on 25 Nov 2013 at age 77.2 
Obituary* Henry Royce Jr Culpepper, age 77, of Mt Juliet, Wilson, Tennessee, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at about 11.45 A M. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt Juliet and was retired from Lifeway Baptist Board. He was the son of the late Henry Royce Sr Culpepper and Ruby Jewel Davidson Culpepper. Mr Culpepper was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebeca Jo Clark Culpepper.

He is survived by wife, Peggie Jo Culpepper; children, Henry Royce III "Rick" Culpepper, DeMoyne Kay Culpepper, Bruce Davidson Culpepper, and Mathew Wallace Culpepper; step-children, Kathy Farler, Sherry Johnson and Debra Short; brother, Malcolm Wicks Sr Culpepper; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Royce was born in Okolona, Chickasaw, Mississippi on 31 July 1936 and completed elementary and high school at Okolona. He attended Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi from June 1954 through August 1957, graduating with a BA in Mathematics. He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, married Rebecca Jo Clark on 15 June 1958 and worked for Mississippi State Tax Commission until 1962 when he and Becky moved to Booneville, Mississippi where she worked at Northeast Mississippi Junior College, teaching Nursing. Royce worked as an accountant in Corinth, Mississippi. In 1965 he and Becky moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he worked at The Baptist Sunday School Board(now Lifeway) and Becky was Executive Director of the Tennessee Nurses Association and later at Vanderbilt Medical Center. After retirement Royce spent his time doing genealogy work on his families.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P M, Monday, December 2, 2013 at Bond Memorial Chapel with David Fallin officiating. Interment will follow at Mt Juliet Memorial Gardens. Family will serve as pallbearers. Member of the Cliff McClendon Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be 2-5 P M Sunday and 10 A M until service time Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N Mt Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt Juliet, Tennessee.2 

Family 1

Rebecca Jo Clark (23 Nov 1934 - 24 Mar 2005)
Marriage*15 Jun 1958 He married Rebecca Jo Clark at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 15 Jun 1958 at age 21. 

Family 2

Peggie Jo Ray
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Mar 2015


  1. E-mail from Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. (#1714), e-mail address, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, (www.culpepper.net) to Culpepper Connections, 1998-2010.
  2. E-mail written 2008-2010 to Culpepper Connections from Malcolm Wicks Culpepper Sr. (#1715), Phone 601-924-9737, e-mail address.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  4. Hendersonville Star News, Hendersonville, Tennessee.
    Obiituary of Rebecca Jo Clark Culpepper, published 30 Mar 2005.
  5. Culpepper Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com, http://gen.culpepper.com/dna/results.htm[:WEB].