Aubrey Lee Culpepper

Male, #23472, (4 Jul 1928 - 6 Apr 1984)
Father*John Harry Culpepper (26 Mar 1904 - 24 Feb 1986)
Mother*Wilma Eunice Stuckey (13 Apr 1908 - 8 Jun 1984)
Birth*4 Jul 1928 Aubrey was born at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 4 Jul 1928.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Versil and Aubrey was listed as a son in John Harry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.2 
World War II*1945 He served in World War II in 1945. 
Marriage* He married Martha Jane Obernier.1 
Korean Warbetween 1950 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. 
Death*6 Apr 1984 He died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 6 Apr 1984 at age 55.3 
Burial*8 Apr 1984 His body was interred on 8 Apr 1984 at Center Grove Cemetery, near, Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Biography* Aubrey Lee Culpepper was the son of Johnny Harry and Wilma Eunice (Stuckey) Culpepper. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.4 He returned to Arkansas and was a fireman until his retirement. He died in 1984 at the age of 55.
From Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II, September 2001: "I personally knew Aubrey, and spent a great deal of time with his family for a number of summers on "the farm" near Sheridan, Ark (his sons by his marriage to Martha Jane Obernier were close to me and my brothers in age).
Unfortunately, one of the best sources of first-hand information on the colorful character who was Aubrey was my own father, Conley Edward Culpepper who died just over a year ago. Although my father was Aubrey's uncle, Dad was only 4 years older than Aubrey. They literally grew up together in Pine Bluff.
As you are probably well aware, Aubrey was more than a bit of a wildman.
A couple of examples I recall my dad telling me ....
When my father was in basic training for the Army during WWII, Aubrey literally hopped a ride on a freight train just to visit him.
When my mom and dad were married just after the War, they were enroute to Pine Bluff for their honeymoon when my dad noticed a lump under a blanket in the back seat of the car. The lump turned out to be Aubrey in hiding. Dad stopped the car and left him on the side of the highway... only to have him show up again later at the hotel to serenade the honeymooners through the window!"

Family 1

Betty Jean Fowler

Family 2

Martha Jane Obernier (12 Apr 1930 - 3 Sep 2013)
Marriage* He married Martha Jane Obernier.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 111.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-46, Sheet #11-B, Line 62, West Eleventh Ave., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Home rented, Amount $13.50, Radio=Yes, Farm=No
    Harry Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M, md@21, TX/TX/AR, City Fireman, Vet=No
    Wilma Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, M, md@16, AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Versel Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TX/AR
    Aubrey Culpepper, Son, M, 1, AR/TX/AR
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, AR/TX/AR.
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 111; location based on Social Security Death Index.
  4. obituary, unknown source, possibly the Sherdan Headlight (Grant Co., AR) circa 7 Apr 1984 preserved by Chip Culpepper