Thomas James Culpepper

Male, #20590, (12 Oct 1931 - 23 Dec 1999)
Father*Charles Frederick Culpepper (30 Apr 1907 - 21 Dec 1974)
Mother*Alice Elizabeth Long (10 Feb 1907 - 10 Oct 1993)
Birth*12 Oct 1931 Thomas was born at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 12 Oct 1931.1,2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Georgia.2 
Korean War*between 1952 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1952 and 1953
(US Air Force.) 
Death of Father21 Dec 1974 His father Charles Frederick Culpepper died on 21 Dec 1974 at Americus, Sumter Co., Georgia.2,3 
Death of Mother10 Oct 1993 His mother Alice Elizabeth Long died on 10 Oct 1993 at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.4,2 
Death*23 Dec 1999 He died at Sarasota, Sarasota Co., Florida, on 23 Dec 1999 at age 68.5,2 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, which noted: On October 12, 1932, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Culpepper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Long, the wife's parents, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Dr. J. E. Haslam attended the mother. To this son, one for any parent or grandparent to be proud of, they gave the name Thomas James, for his Uncle Thomas Jackson Culpepper and his grandfather, James L. Long, and great-grandfather, James Marian [Marion] Culpepper. He is almost ten years old and a wonderfully intelligent child. He is in school in Jacksonville. He is a great reader for his age, in this respect following his father's example.

The following is from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 25 Dec 1999:

Thomas James Culpepper, 68, Sarasota, died Dec. 23, 1999. He was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Fort Valley, Ga., and came to Sarasota five years ago from Birmingham, Ala. He was a retired regulator program specialist with the federal government. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a doctorate in oceanography. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Guadalupe Masonic Lodge No. 109 of Seguin, Texas, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include his wife, Virginia M; two sons, Frederick Thomas of Sarasota and Robert Matthew of Tampa; and a sister, Dorothy Wingfield of Perry, Ga. Memorial services will be later. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Gulf Gate Chapel, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to The Wellness Community, 3900 Clark Road, Building P-3, Sarasota, FL 34233; or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. 


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  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 23 'at the home Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Long, the wife's parents' [has birth year as 1932].
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Charles Frederick Culpepper, 30 Apr 1907 - 21 Dec 1974 (Wife was Alice Elizabeth Long).
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at, 1998.
    Alice E. Culpepper, d. 10 Oct 1993 at 86 years in Peach Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.
  5. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at, 2004.
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL, 12 Oct 1931 - 23 Dec 1999, SSN in GA bef. 1951.
  6. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at, 2005.
    Robert Matthew Culpepper, Male, born __ 1967 in Guadalupe Co., Texas, child of Thomas James Culpepper and Virginia Lea Matthews.