Carroll Wesley Culpepper Jr.

Male, #36338, (17 Dec 1919 - 29 Apr 2000)
Father*Carroll Wesley Culpepper (23 Oct 1888 - 25 Nov 1934)
Mother*Kitty Wells Seig (21 May 1895 - 26 Jun 1990)
Name Variation He was also known as Pep.1 
Birth*17 Dec 1919 Carroll was born at Geneva, Seminole Co., Florida, on 17 Dec 1919.1,2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Carroll was listed as a son in Carroll Wesley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Geneva, Seminole Co., Florida.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Carroll, John and Vernon was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1930 Census at Geneva, Seminole Co., Florida.4,5 
Death of Father25 Nov 1934 His father Carroll Wesley Culpepper died on 25 Nov 1934 at Geneva, Seminole Co., Florida.6 
World War II*between 1940 and 1945 He enlisted in Sanford, Seminole Co., Florida, and served in World War II between 1940 and 1945
(1940-1941, Served in Florida National Guard; 1941-1946, Served in U.S. Army. WW II, served in Philippines, Battle of Leyte, 96th Inf. Div. Served in Okinawa, Battle of Okinawa. Was scheduled for invasion of Japan when atomic bomb was dropped, which ended the war. Returned to civilian life in January, 1946.)7,8 
Military service*between 1947 and 1949 January, 1947, enlisted in U.S. Air Corps as Staff Sergeant. Served overseas in Puerto Rico during 1948-1949.7 
Marriage*17 Dec 1950 He married Sara Jane Poole on 17 Dec 1950 at age 31.1 
Korean War*between 1951 and 1952 He served in the Korean War between 1951 and 1952
(January, 1951 recalled to Commissioned service in grade of Captain.)9,7 
Military servicebetween 1952 and 1961 Served overseas in Japan, 1955-1959. September, 1961, retired from service in grade of Major. Awards and Decorations: Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, WW II Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. National Defense Service Medal.7 
Biography*between 1961 and 1974 1961-1969 worked with Vitro Services, a Division of Vitro Corp. of America, a contractor to U.S. Air Force, Cape San Blas, Florida.1970-1974, worked with Arizona Chemical Company, Panama City, Florida. retired, May 31, 1974.7 
Death of Mother26 Jun 1990 His mother Kitty Wells Seig died on 26 Jun 1990 at Altamonte Springs, Seminole Co., Florida.1 
Death*29 Apr 2000 He died at Panama City, Bay Co., Florida, on 29 Apr 2000 at age 80.2 
Obituary*30 Apr 2000 Mr. Carroll Wesley "Pep" Culpepper, 80, of Panama City, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at a local Hospital. He had been a resident of the area since 1963, settling here after retirement. Mr. Culpepper served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during World War II and in Korea. He retired as a major after 23 years of service. After retiring from the service he worked for Vitro Services at Cape San Blas and the Arizona Chemical Company. He was a member and deacon emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Panama City. Mr Culpepper is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sara Jane Culpepper of Panama City; daughters, Jane Culpepper of Lilburn, Ga., Shirley McConnon and her husband Ed of Acworth, Ga; sons, John Culpepper and his wife Becky of Lynn Haven, James Culpepper and his fiance Anita of Lynn Haven, Charles :Chuck: Culpepper and his wife Karla of Callaway; sisters, Khadra Ward of Winter Park, Margaret Wolcott of Oviedo; a brother, Col. Vernon Culpepper, retired, of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren: Lisa Whitaker, Tricia Culpepper, Allison and Melissa Culpepper, Jenni McConnon, Alan Culpepper, Cara Culpepper, Taylor, Destree, and Samuel Brown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Culpepper; and a sister, Louise Feders. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Craig Conner and the Rev. Bruce Raley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Members of the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will include the deacons of First Baptist Church, members of the Willie Carter Sunday School Class and Dr. Bruce Josten. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Kent-Forest Funeral Home, Panama City, Fla. 32402, 2403 Harrison Ave."9 
Burial*circa 1 May 2000 His body was interred circa 1 May 2000 at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Bay Co., Florida.10 


Sara Jane Poole (12 Sep 1917 - 17 Nov 2006)
Marriage*17 Dec 1950 He married Sara Jane Poole on 17 Dec 1950 at age 31.1 
ChartsWilliam Culpepper of Warren Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Apr 2010


  1. E-mail written 2003-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Linda Dianne Herring Crompton, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 15A, ED: 182, Image: 514 (3 Jan 1920), Geneva, Seminole Co., FL
    Carroll W. Culpepper, HH, M, W, 31, M, FL/GA/GA, Farmer
    Kitty W. Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 24, M, GA/GA/GA, Telephone Operator
    Kathlin Culpepper, Dau, F, W, 7, S, FL/FL/GA
    Karen L. Culpepper, Dau, F, W, 3 5/12, S, FL/FL/GA
    Carroll W. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, W, 1/12, S, FL/FL/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59-12, Sheet 2A, Lines 32-39, Geneva-Oviedo Rd., Geneva, Seminole Co., FL
    Rent=$15, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Carroll W. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, md@23, FL/GA/GA, Operator/Bus Line & Trucks
    Kitty Wells Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, md@16, GA/GA/GA
    Khadra A. Culpepper, Dau, F, W, 17, Sng, FL/FL/GA
    C. Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, W, 13, Sng, FL/FL/GA
    Carroll W. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, W, 10, Sng, FL/FL/GA
    Margaret M. Culpepper, Dau, F, W, 7, Sng, FL/FL/GA
    John N. Culpepper, Son, M, W, 5, Sng, FL/FL/GA
    Vernon M. Culpepper, Son, M, W, 10, Sng, FL/FL/GA.
  5. The 1930 census record age was for Vernon was transcribed in error. It is actually "3 9/12."
  6. USGenWeb Archives.
    Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida
    + Carroll W. Culpepper, 23 Oct 1888 - 25 Nov 1934.
  7. Khadra Ann Culpepper Ward, Siegs in Eight Generations, Winter Park, Florida: Ward, 1976, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 929.273 Si15b.
  8. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Carrol W Culpepper, White, Single, born 1919 in Florida, residing in Seminole Co., Florida, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 25 Nov 1940 in Sanford, Florida.
  9. Obituary of Carroll Wesley "Pep" Culpepper (#36338), published 30 Apr 2000 in an unknown newspaper and provided by Linda Crompton.
  10. USGenWeb Archives.
    Kent-Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Bay County, Florida
    + Carroll W. Culpepper, 17 Dec 1919 - 29 Apr 2000, US Air Force, WW II, Korea.
  11. Jordan R. Dodd & Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 & 1927-2001, Online database at, 2006.
    John Carroll Culpepper and Seleta Roseanne Simpson married 20 Dec 1975 in Bay Co., FL, Vol 3825, Cert 075452.