Gene Norris Culpepper1

Male, #23475, (5 Oct 1932 - 31 May 2015)
Father*John Harry Culpepper (26 Mar 1904 - 24 Feb 1986)
Mother*Wilma Eunice Stuckey (13 Apr 1908 - 8 Jun 1984)
Birth*5 Oct 1932 Gene was born at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 5 Oct 1932.2 
Korean War*between 1951 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1951 and 1953
(US Navy.) 
Marriage*13 Oct 1951 He married Mary Ethel Cummings at Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, on 13 Oct 1951 at age 19.3 
Death of Mother8 Jun 1984 His mother Wilma Eunice Stuckey died on 8 Jun 1984 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Father24 Feb 1986 His father John Harry Culpepper died on 24 Feb 1986 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Residence*1993 Gene resided at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, in 1993. 
ResidenceOct 2013 He resided at Hot Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, in Oct 2013.4 
Death of Spouse9 Oct 2013 His wife Mary Ethel Cummings died on 9 Oct 2013 at Hot Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas.4 
Death*31 May 2015 He died on 31 May 2015 at age 82.5 
Obituary*say 1 Jun 2015 Gene Norris Culpepper, 82, of East Grand Avenue in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas died Sunday May 31, 2015 at National Park Medical Center.

Mr. Culpepper was born October 6, 1932 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to John Harry and Wilma Eunice “Jane” Stuckey Culpepper, the youngest of five brothers. He attended Pine Bluff High School, going on to obtain his G.E.D. while serving the Navy during the Korean War as a Seaman, Commisaryman Striker (1950-1954) , where he also enjoyed boxing and basketball. He ultimately attended Henderson State University’s Teachers College in Arkadelphia becoming a certified dental laboratory technician, opening his own dental laboratories in both Texas and Arkansas. Gene Culpepper also worked as an office products salesman in Houston, Texas and land lease agent in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was active in his community, taking Cub Scouts on camping trips, coaching church basketball, and teaching Royal Ambassadors (a Southern Baptist missions education organization for grade school boys). Gene was an avid football fan and enjoyed deer hunting, playing golf, family vacations and reunions, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He loved his wife, Mary Ethel Cummings, whom he met through his best friend-her brother, Gerald Cummings. Gene and Mary married on October 13, 1951 when both were just teenagers. Their union lasted until her death on October 9, 2013 a few days short of their 62nd anniversary. They raised three children and fostered several boys. Gene departed this world for heaven where we know both his wife and his Savior are with him.

Mr. Culpepper is survived by his brother, John Culpepper; three children, David (Mary Ellen) Culpepper of Carrollton, Texas, Kim (James ) McCall of Federal Point, Florida, and Regena (Scott) Nelson of Bryan, Texas; ten grandchildren (Elijah, Leah, Micah, Aubrey, Ben, Regan, Hannah, Rachel, Nathan, and Noah). Ten great grandchildren ( Moses, Eden, Elisha, Genevieve, Cassian, Seth, Halie, Kade, Aden, and Fenn) and many nieces and nephews. Gene also was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Versel, Bill and Aubrey.

Military funeral and burial services will be held at Center Grove United Methodist Church in Sheridan, Arkansas at 3:30 P.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 with Rev. Scott W. Culpepper officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald Culpepper, Elijah Culpepper, Kenneth Culpepper, Micah Culpepper, Ben Fennen and Ben Wall. Honorary pallbearers include Larry Culpepper, Sam Hassen and Clifton Parker.6 

Family

Mary Ethel Cummings (22 Sep 1935 - 9 Oct 2013)
Marriage*13 Oct 1951 He married Mary Ethel Cummings at Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, on 13 Oct 1951 at age 19.3 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited17 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. Gene served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
  2. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 92 but p 141 'Grant County, Arkansas.'
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 92 and p 141 'at sunrise.'
  4. Obituary of Mary Cummings Culpepper (#23476), published by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home http://www.memorialgardenssheridan.com/
  5. E-mail written 2013 - 2016 to Warren Culpepper & Lew Griffin from Sandi Davis (desc/o #32073), e-mail address.
  6. http://www.memorialgardenssheridan.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3126483&fh_id=13128