James Lloyd Culpepper

Male, #34887, (20 Jun 1915 - 5 Feb 1991)
Father*Mathew John Culpepper1 (11 Oct 1877 - 19 Mar 1959)
Mother*Lela Myrtle Hawk (6 Apr 1887 - 1 Oct 1975)
Birth*20 Jun 1915 James was born at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas, on 20 Jun 1915.2,1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Ira, Mathew and James was listed as a son in Mathew John Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mathew, James, Winston and Francis was listed as a son in Mathew John Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
Marriage*17 Dec 1939 He married Vivian Hastings at Texas on 17 Dec 1939 at age 24. 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Navy, Seabees.) 
Death of Father19 Mar 1959 His father Mathew John Culpepper died on 19 Mar 1959 at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.5,6 
Death of Mother1 Oct 1975 His mother Lela Myrtle Hawk died on 1 Oct 1975 at Wilson Co., Texas.7 
Death*5 Feb 1991 He died at Refugio, Refugio Co., Texas, on 5 Feb 1991 at age 75.8,2 
Burial*8 Feb 1991 His body was interred on 8 Feb 1991 at Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas
Biography* James' birth was recorded in the M. J. Culpepper Family Bible: _________________________James Lloyd Culpepper _________________________was born June 20, 1915
      Mrs. James L. (Vivian Hastings) Culpepper wrote 27 Jun 1978 that Lloyd was going to retire from United Gas Pipeline Co. 1 Jul 1978. In a 17 Jan 1979 letter Vivian added: My husband & I attended the "Awards" dinner of United Gas Pipeline Co in Houston, for the 25-30-35 & 40 year employees. Even tho he took an early retirement in July he was included and he and the other 40 yr men received nice perpetual motion clocks - No electricity, No Wind, No battery - just needs perfect balance - 7 or 8 in. square. Quite a clock - now that he does not have to live by the clock.
      Mrs. James L. (Vivian Hastings) Culpepper wrote 9 Mar 1991 that her husband had died of respiratory failure. The following obituary notices are from an unknown source: James Culpepper James Lloyd Culpepper, 75, a resident of Refugio for 25 years, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 5,1991 following an extended illness. Funeral services were held in Refugio at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 1991 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert R. Ross, Jr. officiating. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. in the Stockdale City Cemetery under the direction of Myer Funeral Home of Stockdale. Mr. Culpepper was born June 20, 1915 in Wilson County, to Matthew John and Lela Hawk Culpepper. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Vivian Hastings; daughters: Mrs. Carolyn Barry and Mrs. Darlene Toon both of San Antonio and Mrs. Sue Junker of Spring, TX . Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; also a brother Ira Lee Culpepper of Pleasanton. Nebraska; three sisters: Mrs. Ermine Meek of Houston, Mrs. Nina Ramsey of Cuero, TX and Mrs. Joy Welch of Mission, TX; also many relatives and friends. Soloist Mrs. Thomas Watson. Organist Mrs. Suzi Ragle both of Refugio. Pallbearers were Raymond Anderson, Emilio Perez, Berrel O. Borden, Vic Walzel, Mauro Vela and Norman Gray. [Mrs. J. L. (Vivian Hastings) Culpepper noted that these were her husband's U. G. P. Co. co-workers.] He was a member of V. F. W. post #6290 in Refugio. Mr. Culpepper joined the United States Navy at age 17, served four years on the U.S.S. Arizona. Then was employed by United Gas Pipeline Co. Gasoline Plant division; for more than 50 years, retiring at age 62. Mr. Culpepper took leave of absence and immediately returned to the U.S. Navy services after the U.S.S. Arizona was sunk at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941 and served with the U.S.N. Seabees until the end of WWII. He received an Honorable Discharge. He then returned to United Gas Pipeline Company. He worked at Bruni, San Antonio Buda [San Antonio, Bula?], Carthage, Freer, La Tex, Karnes City, Pettus, Refugio, Texas, Athens and Rodessa, Louisiana. JAMES CULPEPPER REFUGIO--James Lloyd Culpepper, 75, a longtime resident of Refugio, died Tuesday evening. Feb. 5, 1991, in a Refugio hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held in Refugio at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Ross officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Stockdale City Cemetery under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Stockdale. Born June 20, 1915 in Denhawken to the late Matthew J. and Lela Hawk Culpepper, Mr. Culpepper was a member of the Methodist church and a retired employee of United Gas Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian H. Culpepper of Refugio; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Junker of Spring, and Mrs. Carolyn Barry and Mrs. Darlene Toon, both of San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Ermine Meek of Houston, Mrs. Nina Ramsey of Cuero, and Mrs. Joy Welch of Mission; a brother, Ira Lee Culpepper of Pleasanton, Neb; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Family

Vivian Hastings (10 Jan 1919 - 7 Jun 2002)
Marriage*17 Dec 1939 He married Vivian Hastings at Texas on 17 Dec 1939 at age 24. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 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
    Infant (James Lloyd) Culpepper, born 20 Jun 1915 in Wilson Co., TX to Mathew J Culpepper.
  2. 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
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 206, Sheet 2A, Pg 164, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    N/A, Farm=Y
    Matthews Culpepper, Head, M, 42, M, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lela Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, TX FL TN
    Oralee Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, TX TX TX
    Vernon Culpepper, Son, M, 8-9?, S, TX TX TX
    Loyd Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX TX TX
    Ermine Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, S, TX TX TX
    Nina Culpepper, Dau, F, 2, S, TX TX TX.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14, Sheet 3B, Pg 176, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Matthew Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md@31, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lellia Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md@21, TX FL TN
    Vernon M. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX TX TX, Farmer
    Lyod Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, TX TX TX
    Ermine Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX TX TX
    Nina Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Winston A. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Francis J. Culpepper, Son, M, 4 2/12, S, TX TX TX
    Joy E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX TX TX.
  5. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Mathew John Culpepper, 11 Nov 1887 – 19 Mar 1959
    Lela Culpepper, 6 Apr 1887 – 1 Oct 1975.
  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
    Matthew John Culpepper died 19 Mar 1959 in Wilson 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
    Lela M. Culpepper, Female, died 1 Oct 1975 in Wilson Co., TX.
  8. 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
    James Lloyd Culpepper, Male, died 5 Feb 1991 in Refugio Co., TX.
  9. 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
    Carolyn Edna Culpepper, Female, born __ Nov 1942 in Guadalupe Co., Texas, child of J L Culpepper and Vivian Hastings.
  10. 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
    Sandra Darlene Culpepper, Female, born __ 1947 in Refugio Co., Texas, child of James Lloyd Culpepper and Vivian Hastings.
  11. 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
    Barbara Sue Culpepper, Female, born __ 1951 in Duval Co., Texas, child of James Lloyd Culpepper and Vivian Hastings.