Frederick Earl Culpepper

Male, #22698, (27 Oct 1925 - 6 Mar 2003)
Father*Robert Earl Culpepper (14 Apr 1895 - 28 Sep 1964)
Mother*Ruth Johnson (18 Nov 1895 - 1 Feb 1988)
Name Variation He was also known as Fred. 
Birth*27 Oct 1925 Frederick was born at Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Texas, on 27 Oct 1925.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Frederick was listed as a son in Robert Earl Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Limestone Co., Texas.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(U.S. Navy on Guadalcanal and in the Solomon Islands.)3 
Marriage*12 Jul 1947 He married Helen Marie Foytch at Texas on 12 Jul 1947 at age 21. 
Death of Father28 Sep 1964 His father Robert Earl Culpepper died on 28 Sep 1964 at Richmond, Fort Bend Co., Texas.4,5 
Marriage*20 May 1967 He married Lucille Richards Beckner at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, on 20 May 1967 at age 41. 
Death of Spouse13 Aug 1967 His wife Helen Marie Foytch died on 13 Aug 1967 at Fort Bend Co., Texas.6 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1988 His mother Ruth Johnson died on 1 Feb 1988 at Richmond, Fort Bend Co., Texas.1,7 
Residence*1991 Frederick resided at Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., Texas, in 1991. 
Photographed*Jan 2000 He was photographed in Jan 2000 at Hopkins Co., Texas, at age 74
Fred was attending a ceremony in Hopkins County: a dedication of a foot marker for Confederate soldier John Malcolm Culpepper, hosted by the Sons of the Confederacy.8
Frederick Earl Culpepper
Death*6 Mar 2003 He died at Richmond, Fort Bend Co., Texas, on 6 Mar 2003 at age 77.1 
Biography* Mrs. R. (Ranelle Schultz) Krejci wrote: (20 Mar 1994 family history) Fred has a nice tenor voice and loves to sing. As a youth he would visit several churches in the area, including the black ones, just for the joy of singing with them.

Tommy Smith provided the following obituary (paper unknown):
     A graveside service for Frederick Earl Culpepper, age 77, of Rosenberg, is scheduled for 10 a. m. Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Morton Cemetery in Richmond. The Rev. Mike Mayhugh will officiate the service. A short visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery before the service. Serving as pall beaters will be Kent Beckner, Bart Beckner, Douglas Lerner, Todd Randall Burnett, Tom Gupton, Paul Valentine, and Craig Baker.
     Mr. Culpepper died Thursday, March 6, 2003 in Houston. He was born Oct 27, 1925 to parents, Robert Earl Culpepper and Ruth Johnson Culpepper in Limestone County.
     He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on Guadalcanal and in the Solomon Islands. After his years of service, he returned to his home in Richmond, and lived a happy life in this area. He was employed by Investors Diversified Services and later spent 20 years with Walter Pye clothing, store. Fred was a friend to all.
     He enjoyed his country home in Carmine. He loved to golf, to sing, and to celebrate life. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Richmond for over 50 years. He would have celebrated 50 years with the Morton Masonic Lodge No. 50 on March 11.
     He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lucille Richards Beckner Culpepper; stepsons Fred Beckner and wife Carolyn, of Palo Alto, Calif; Don Beckner and wife Linda, of Bellaire; grandchildren; Bret and Joan Becker of Houston; Bart Beckner of San Jose, Calif; Jaime Gail Beckner of Scottsdale, Ariz; Kent Beckner and wife; Connie; and Kelly Beckner Baker and husband Craig, all of Katy; great-grandchildren and his pride and joy, Brooke Baker, Jaime Baker, and Thomas Alva Baker, all of Katy; and Ryan Loneil Beckner and Madeleine Elizabeth Beckner of Houston.
     He is also survived by his adored and dedicated sisters, Rachel Culpepper Kliem and Maurine Culpepper Schultz of Richmond; a double first cousin, Edwin Randall Culpepper and wife Peggy, of Missouri City; "special grandson" Douglas Lerner; numerous nieces and nephews; many true and loving friends, and, his special pal "Bonnie."
     For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Masonic Home in Fort Worth, TX or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to "press their sincere thanks to all those who have supported Fred during his illness. Arrangements are being handled by Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas, 77471. (281) 342-4671.8 

Family 1

Helen Marie Foytch (say 1926 - 13 Aug 1967)
Marriage*12 Jul 1947 He married Helen Marie Foytch at Texas on 12 Jul 1947 at age 21. 

Family 2

Lucille Richards Beckner (2 Sep 1917 - 30 Oct 2005)
Marriage*20 May 1967 He married Lucille Richards Beckner at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, on 20 May 1967 at age 41. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 9, Sheet 11b, Pg 141, Pct. 3, Lost Prairie Rd., Limestone Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=WW
    Earl Culpepper, Head, M, 35, M, md@19, TX TX TX, Farming
    Ruth Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, md@19, TX TX TX
    Dora Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX TX TX
    Rachele Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX TX TX
    Hazel Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, S, TX TX TX
    Red Culpepper, Son, M, 4, S, TX TX TX
    Maurine Culpepper, Dau, F, 6/12, S, TX TX TX.
  3. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
    From obituary.
  4. Tombstone.
    Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Fort Bend Co., TX:
    Robert Earl Culpepper, 14 Apr 1895 – 28 Sep 1964.
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Robert Earl Culpepper, Male, Single, died 28 Sep 1964 in Fort Bend Co., TX.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Helen Marie Culpepper, Female, Separ/Divorced, died 13 Aug 1967 in Fort Bend Co., TX.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Ruth Culpepper, Female, died 1 Feb 1988 in Fort Bend Co., TX.
  8. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.