George Warren Culpepper1,2

Male, #3946, (7 Oct 1928 - 9 Dec 1999)
Father*Ralph Harold Culpepper2 (7 Jun 1899 - 29 Jul 1970)
Mother*Gladys Iva Rice2 (5 Jan 1902 - 9 Dec 1960)
Birth*7 Oct 1928 George was born at Orangefield, Orange Co., Texas, on 7 Oct 1928.3,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Ralph, Willie and George was listed as a son in Ralph Harold Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
Photographed*1943 He was photographed in 1943
wearing brother Bill's uniform. Underage, he tried to join the Navy at least once before they took him. He wanted to find his brother Ralph and eventually did.1
World War II*between 1945 and 1947 He served in World War II between 1945 and 1947
(US Navy.)1 
Military service*between 1947 and 1969 The history of service, George Warren Culpepper, U.S. Navy (as told to Shirley Culpepper Brook, 9/23/98):
Entered the U.S. Navy on November 27, 1945, went to boot camp in San Diego, California, and served during the occupation of forces following WWII, until Feb 1946.
Feb 1946-Sept 1947 served aboard the USS Gendreau DE 639
Honorably Discharged Oct 2, 1947
Re enlisted the US Navy May 1, 1950
May 1950- December 1950 served aboard the USS Yellowstone AD 27
December 1950-June 1953 served aboard the USS Conway DDE 507
June 1953-March 1954 served aboard the USS Serria AD 18, Destroyer Tender
April 1954-October 1955 served aboard the USS Eaton DDE 510
Then to recruiting duty, via PNC1 school in Bainbridge, Maryland until December 1955
January 1956-June 1958 - USN RS, Oklahoma City, Ok (recruiting duty)
July 1958-August 1960 served aboard the USS Thor ARC 4
August 1960-October 1960 submarine school
November 1960 -September 1961 USS Medregal SS480 out of Hawaii
October 1961-March 1962 Nuclear Power School, (Mora Island Navy yard) Vallejo, California
April 1962-November 1962 NPTU, Idaho Falls, Idaho
December 1962-July 1964 USS Swordfish SSN 579
July 1964-December 1966 - FleSubTraFac-Pearl Harbour, Hawaii
January 1967-July 1969-RTC, Great Lakes, Illinois
Retired July 15, 1969 after 22 years of service at the rank of MMCM(SS)USN, Master Chief.1 
Marriage*24 Nov 1950 He married Lise Marthe Detruit at Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, on 24 Nov 1950 at age 22.5 
Divorce*14 Nov 1952 He and Lise Marthe Detruit were divorced on 14 Nov 1952 at Harrison Co., Mississippi.6 
Marriage*4 May 1957 He married Mary Lou Livingston at Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma, on 4 May 1957 at age 28. 
Death of Mother9 Dec 1960 His mother Gladys Iva Rice died on 9 Dec 1960 at Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas.7 
Death of Father29 Jul 1970 His father Ralph Harold Culpepper died on 29 Jul 1970 at Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas.8,3 
Death of Spouse21 Apr 1998 His wife Mary Lou Livingston died on 21 Apr 1998 at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.9,3 
Death*9 Dec 1999 He died at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 9 Dec 1999 at age 71.3,10

 
Obituary*12 Dec 1999 George Warren Culpepper. Born October 7, 1928. Passed away on December 9, 1999. In the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him, he was a mountain. Through the memory of his values of love, understanding, compassion, laughter and everlasting friendship, the mountain will always be there. With his spirit guiding and encouraging us to climb back up and reach the top. George served in the US Navy, retiring after 23 years of service. Survived by 2 children Liz Ellington and husband Larry of Royse City and Mike Culpepper and wife Vicki of Mesquite; 6 grandchildren William, Max, Garrett, Justin, Taylor and Lane; sister Carrie Manire and husband Gill of Houston; brother Bill Culpepper and wife Katherine of Centerville; brother-in-law Teddy Livingston and wife Pam; sister-in-law Peggy Bailey and husband Allen; many close friends, neighbors and a host of Beanie Buddies. Services will be 3:30pm, Monday, December 13, 1999, at RESTLAND WILDWOOD CHAPEL, Rev. John Schuler and Rev Joe Florence officiating. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 5:00PM, Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home. Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of LBJ 972-238-7111.11 

Family 1

Lise Marthe Detruit (23 Nov 1929 - 27 Aug 2009)
Marriage*24 Nov 1950 He married Lise Marthe Detruit at Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, on 24 Nov 1950 at age 22.5 
Divorce*14 Nov 1952 He and Lise Marthe Detruit were divorced on 14 Nov 1952 at Harrison Co., Mississippi.6 

Family 2

Mary Lou Livingston (17 Jan 1936 - 21 Apr 1998)
Marriage*4 May 1957 He married Mary Lou Livingston at Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma, on 4 May 1957 at age 28. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  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
    George Warren Culpepper, Male, born 7 Oct 1928 in Orange Co., Texas, child of Ralph H. Culpepper and Gladys Eva Rice.
  3. 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
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10-26, Sheet #7, Line 61, Horridge St., Vinton, Calcasieu, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$15, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, md@22, MS/GA/GA, Oil Field Laborer, Vet=WW
    Gladys I. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, md@20, TX/TX/TX, Not employed
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX/MS/TX
    Willie C. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, TX/MS/TX
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, 1, TX/MS/TX.
  5. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; Marriage Certificate. George Warren Culpepper of U.S.S. Yellowstone (Kilgore, Texas), and Lisa Martha Detruit of 72 Spring Street, Newport, R.I., were by me united in Marriage, at Newport, in said State.
  6. Copy of divorce decree from the Protheroe Family Tree at Ancestry.com.
  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
    Gladys Culpepper, died 9 Dec 1960 in Galveston 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
    Ralph H Culpepper, Male, Single, died 29 Jul 1970 in Gregg Co., TX.
  9. From her obituary.
  10. 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
    George Warren Culpepper, died 9 Dec 1999 in Dallas Co., TX.
  11. Obituary of George Warren Culpepper from the Dallas Morning New/WFAA Sunday, Dec 12, 1999 http://classifieds.dallasnews.com/new/today/A01.html.