Rebecca Jo Clark1

Female, #1716, (23 Nov 1934 - 24 Mar 2005)
Father*Andrew Wallace Clark (15 Jul 1899 - 9 Feb 1969)
Mother*Mary Pearl Porterfield (31 Oct 1896 - 5 Apr 1992)
Birth*23 Nov 1934 Rebecca was born at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., Texas, on 23 Nov 1934.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
Marriage*15 Jun 1958 She married Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 15 Jun 1958 at age 23. 
Married Name15 Jun 1958  As of 15 Jun 1958, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death of Father9 Feb 1969 Her father Andrew Wallace Clark died on 9 Feb 1969 at Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas
Who's Who*1972 She was listed in Who's Who in 1972
Rebecca Jo Clark Culpepper. Assn. exec; b. Jacksonville, Tex., 23 Nov 1934; d. Andrew Wallace Clark and Mary Pearl (Porterfield) Clark Perry; student Wayland Bapt. Coll., 1952-53; B.S. in Nursing cum laude, Baylor U., 1956; postgrad. Miss. Coll., 1962; m. H. Royce Culpepper, Jr., 15 Jun 1958; children-Henry Royce III, DeMoyne Kay, Bruce Davidson, Mathew Wallace. Staff nurse, asst. head nurse Baylor U. Hosp., Dallas, 1956-57; clin. instr. Baylor U. Sch. Nursing, Dallas, 1957; head nurse pediatrics Univ. Hosp., Jackson, Miss., 1957-59; instr. Gilfoy Sch. Nursing, Bapt. Hosp., Jackson, 1959-62; instr. dept. nursing Northeast Miss. Jr. Coll., Booneville, 1962-63, chmn., 1963-65; exec. dir. Tenn. Nurses' Assn., Nashville, 1965--. USPHS project dir., inactive health profls. project Tenn. Nurses' Assn., 1967-68. Mem. Am., Tenn. nurses' assns., Nat., Tenn. leagues for nursing. Baptist (dir. jr. choir 1966-68). Club: Zonta (Nashville. chmn. status of women com. 1968). Home: 308 Leopole Rd. Nashville, TN 37211 Office: Tenn Nurses' Assn West End Bldg Nashville TN 37203.1 
Death of Mother5 Apr 1992 Her mother Mary Pearl Porterfield died on 5 Apr 1992 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee
Photographed*say 1995 She was photographed say 1995.3
Henry Royce & Rebecca Jo (Clark) Culpepper
Death*24 Mar 2005 She died at Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., Tennessee, on 24 Mar 2005 at age 70.4,2 
Burial*28 Mar 2005 Her body was interred on 28 Mar 2005 at Mount Juliet Memorial Gardens, Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., Tennessee.4 
Obituary*30 Mar 2005 Rebecca Jo Clark Culpepper, 70, of Mt. Juliet died Thursday, March 24, 2005. She was born on Nov. 23, 1934 in Jacksonville, Texas to the late Andrew Wallace Clark and Mary Pearl Porterfield Clark Perry. She is also preceded in death by her brother, James Binford Clark; step father, Lee C. Perry; step mother, Murl Miller Kuykendall Clark; and step sister, Abigail Miller Clark McKeown.
     She is survived by her husband, Henry Royce Culpepper whom she married on June 15, 1958; children, Henry Royce Culpepper III, DeMooyne Kay Culpepper, Bruce Davidson Culpepper and Mathew Wallace Culpepper; nine grandchildren; sister-in-law, Wilma Clark of Los Angeles; and eight step-nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Culpepper graduated from Rusk, Texas High School and the Baylor University School of Nursing.
     She has a long background in nursing working in Texas, Mississippi and Nashville. In 1965 she became the executive director of the Tennessee Nurses Association. She also taught at the University of Tennessee School of Nursing in Nashville and worked at Vanderbilt Medical Center as Director of Continuing Education. She retired as assistant professor in the School of Nursing, assistant hospital administrator and director of several areas dealing with education and training.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet and has served as a teacher of adult classes throughout the years.
     Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2005 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Rev. Billie Friel officiating. A memorial service at First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet will be scheduled at a later date.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice or Gideon’s International.
     Bond Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet was in charge of arrangements.4 


Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. (31 Jul 1936 - 25 Nov 2013)
Marriage*15 Jun 1958 She married Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 15 Jun 1958 at age 23. 
Last Edited4 Mar 2015


  1. Who's Who of American Women, 7th ed., 1972-1973, Chicago, Illinois: Marquis-Who's Who, 1972, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36aw.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. E-mail from Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. (#1714), e-mail address, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, ( to Culpepper Connections, 1998-2010.
  4. Hendersonville Star News, Hendersonville, Tennessee.
    Obiituary of Rebecca Jo Clark Culpepper, published 30 Mar 2005.