John Shepard Culpepper Jr.

Male, #20578, (18 May 1931 - 15 Mar 2011)
Father*John Shepard Culpepper1 (6 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977)
Mother*Sara Frances Baugh1 (14 May 1906 - 16 May 2006)
Name Variation He was also known as Jay.1 
Birth*18 May 1931 John was born at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 18 May 1931.1 
Korean War*between 1952 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1952 and 1953.1 
Death of Father20 Aug 1977 His father John Shepard Culpepper died on 20 Aug 1977 at Duval Co., Florida.2,3 
Death of Mother16 May 2006 His mother Sara Frances Baugh died on 16 May 2006.4,5 
Death*15 Mar 2011 He died at Orange Park, Clay Co., Florida, on 15 Mar 2011 at age 79.1 
Obituary*12 Apr 2011 John S. Culpepper, Jr., (Jay) died on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Heartland Health Care Center of Orange Park, FL after a four-year battle with cancer. Born May 18, 1931 to the late John Shepherd Culpepper, Sr. and Frances Baugh Culpepper in Greenville SC, Jay received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he graduated from Duke University Law School and returned to Jacksonville, FL where he practiced law. He also was an employee of Five Points Men's Shop for many years, and attended Riverside Park United Methodist Church. Jay is survived by his son, David W. Culpepper (Jenny), and two grandchildren, Katherine Culpepper and Jennings Culpepper, all of Charlotte, NC and by his sister, Katharine C. (Kitty) Poulton (Tim) of Port St, Lucie FL. Cremation services are being handled by Putnam Crematory, through Jacksonville Memory Gardens. To honor his wishes, no public memorial or burial will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be made to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, as an acknowledgement of the support and comfort they gave Jay over the last few months of his life.1 


Sue Gaskin Wright
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Apr 2011


  1. Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL.
    Obituary of John Shepard Culpepper, Jr. (#20578), published 12 Apr 2011.
  2. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    John Shepard Culpepper, 6 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977.
  3. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at, 2004.
    John S. Culpepper, Duval Co., FL, White, 06 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977.
  4. E-mail written 18 May 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Lew Culpepper, Albany, GA, Phone 229-434-0833, e-mail address.
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at