Merzon Culpepper1

Male, #36693, (18 May 1926 - 18 Mar 2015)
Father*James Marion Culpepper (30 Jan 1905 - 17 Jan 1971)
Mother*Lorena Vion Ivy (4 Apr 1907 - 16 Mar 1992)
Birth*18 May 1926 Merzon was born at Grayson Co., Texas, on 18 May 1926. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 James and Merzon was listed as a son in James Marion Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Grayson Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*21 Aug 1943 He married Florence Mae Carney at Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas, on 21 Aug 1943 at age 17.3 
World War II*1945 He served in World War II in 1945.1 
Death of Father17 Jan 1971 His father James Marion Culpepper died on 17 Jan 1971 at Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Texas.4,5,6 
Death of Mother16 Mar 1992 His mother Lorena Vion Ivy died on 16 Mar 1992 at Grayson Co., Texas.7,4 
Residence*Sep 2006 Merzon and Florence resided at Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas, in Sep 2006.8 
Residence*Jan 2013 Merzon resided at Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas, in Jan 2013.3 
Death of Spouse22 Jan 2013 His wife Florence Mae Carney died on 22 Jan 2013 at Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas.3 
Death*18 Mar 2015 He died at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 18 Mar 2015 at age 88.9 
Burial*22 Mar 2015 His body was interred on 22 Mar 2015 at Collinsville Cemetery, Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas.9 
Obituary*29 Mar 2015 COLLINSVILLE – Funeral services for Merzon Culpepper, 88, will be held Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m., at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro, Texas with Ricky Patterson officiating. Interment will follow the services at Collinsville Cemetery. Visitation services will be held Saturday, March 21, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

He died on March 18, 2015, at Methodist Charleston Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Merzon was born on May 18, 1926 in Collinsville, Texas to James M. and Lorena (Ivy) Culpepper. He married Florence Carney on August 21, 1943. He worked for Dallas Plumbing Company before he opened his own, Culpepper Plumbing in Dallas. Merzon and Flossie retired in their 40's and moved back to Collinsville. They enjoyed traveling as well as taking hunting and fishing trips. Merzon was a member of the American Legion and an active member of the "Good Timers Club." He loved to dance.

He is survived by his daughter, Camelia Rose and husband, Dickey, of Duncanville; son, Bil Culpepper, and wife, Kay, of Trinity; granddaughters: Lorri Stangl and her husband, Arthur, of Duncanville; Robin Eakins, and husband, James, of Grand Prairie; great-grandson, Jake Stangl, of Grand Prairie; great great- grandson, Braden, of Mansfield; brother, Jerry Culpepper and wife, Jenny, of Denison; sisters: Martha Sue Hanning of Denison; Dorthy Worsham of Collinsville; Sandra Plummer and husband, Melvin, of Farmers Branch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Culpepper; parents, James and Lorena Culpepper; and brothers: Steve Culpepper and James Edward Culpepper.9 

Family

Florence Mae Carney (7 Nov 1924 - 22 Jan 2013)
Marriage*21 Aug 1943 He married Florence Mae Carney at Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas, on 21 Aug 1943 at age 17.3 
Children
ChartsRobert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Merzon Culpepper, White, born 1926, geographer, married, height: 86" (sic), 4 years of high school, resident of Grayson Co., TX, enlisted 12 Jan 1945 as a private in Dallas, TX.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 71-49, Sheet 17B, Pg 99B, Prect5, Ethel Gunter Rd., Grayson Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=Y, Farm=Y, Military=N
    James Culpepper, Head, M, 25, M, md@18, TX LA TX, Farmer
    Lonna Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, M, md@16, TX AL TX
    James E. Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX TX TX
    Merzon Culpepper, Son, M, 3 11/12, S, TX TX TX.
  3. The Herald Democrat, Denton, TX.
    http://www.heralddemocrat.com
    Obituary of Florence Mae "Flossie" Culpepper (#36694), published 24 Jan 2013.
  4. 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
  5. 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 M Culpepper, Male, Single, died 17 Jan 1971 in Grayson Co., TX.
  6. Tombstone.
    Whitesboro Cemetery, Grayson Co., TX
    James ‘Buster’ Culpepper, 30 Jan 1905 – 17 Jan 1971.
  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
    Lorena Vion Culpepper, Female, died 16 Mar 1992 in Grayson Co., TX.
  8. Gainesville Daily Register, Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas.
    http://www.gainesvilleregister.com/
    Obituary for William Stephen "Steve" Culpepper, published 3 Oct 2006.
  9. Obituary of Merzon Culpepper, published in The Herald Democrat on Mar. 20, 2015.
  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
    Camelin Ann Culpepper, Female, born __ 1944 in Grayson Co., Texas, child of Merzon Culpepper and Florence Carney.
  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
    Billie Don Culpepper, Male, born __ 1946 in Grayson Co., Texas, child of Merzon Culpepper and Flossie Carney.