John Harry Culpepper Jr.1

Male, #23473
Father*John Harry Culpepper (26 Mar 1904 - 24 Feb 1986)
Mother*Wilma Eunice Stuckey (13 Apr 1908 - 8 Jun 1984)

Family 1

Edna Mae Cogbill (18 Feb 1930 - 1 May 1975)
Child

Family 2

Bonnie Dolores Brigham (16 Oct 1930 - 5 Dec 2000)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. John Harry Culpepper, Jr., Writer

    The Valley Town Crier, McAllen,Texas, 6 Sep 1989

    The Valley, with its many geographical advantages, has become home to quite a variety of people. Among these can be found many artists, musicians, sculptors and writers. Among the writers is John Culpepper. His first exposure to the beauties of the area were in the mid-fifties when he was instrumental in completing the first natural gas pipelines from Mexico to the United States. He retired here in 1981. Ever since he was a small boy, he was quick with stories and poems. His first published work was a tribute to his grandfather printed in the Pine Bluff Commercial in his native Arkansas.

    After some encouragement, this was rapidly followed by a similar poem dedicated to his grandmother. Years passed and his experiences and travels prompted him to submit work and ideas to various publishers and other interested parties. Soon his ideas began to appear in written form. Some by his own effort and some by that of others. Articles and stories ranging from this childhood growing-up in rural Arkansas to the soul-baring tales of one man's view of the Korean War began to come from his typewriter. He attended many writer's workshops and seminars to perfect his writing. Then it came.

    Into Each Life completed in 1978, delved deeper into his Korean War experience than he'd gone in his previous work. A telling tale indeed and according to Culpepper, not an easy one to write. His latest novel, Laomi Is Not Home, is also an autobiographical account. Well, maybe not totally true, but based on an actual set of circumstances anyway. It is a sweet tale of a family's love and hope lighting the shadow of racism in the 1930's through the 1950's. Laomi is an orphaned black girl that is taken in by a white family with five boys. The family suffers much ridicule and hatred as a result of their new addition but stand firm against friends and other family members. Until the end, Laomi is Not Home is a winding emotional road that will serve as a guidepost and inspiration for years to come.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Johnny Harry Culpepper III, Male, born __ 1955 in McLennan Co., Texas, child of John Harry Culpepper Jr. and Bonnie Dolores Brigham.
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Jimmy Cary Culpepper, Male, born __ 1955 in McLennan Co., Texas, child of John Harry Culpepper Jr. and Bonnie Dolores Brigham.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Carroll Dee Culpepper, Male, born __ 1957 in Matagorda Co., Texas, child of John Henry Culpepper Jr. and Bonnie Dolores Brigham.