Dennis Leroy Culpepper Jr.1

Male, #40840, (22 Mar 1938 - 6 Mar 2013)
Father*Dennis Leroy Culpepper (28 Aug 1917 - 5 Mar 1998)
Mother*Virginia Holmes2 (c 1921 - )
DNA* Dennis has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Culpepper, who is a son of Henry Culpepper, Jr. and grandson Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Sarge.3 
Birth*22 Mar 1938 He was born on 22 Mar 1938.3 
Viet Nam War*between 1967 and 1971 He served in the Viet Nam War between 1967 and 1971
(Dennis retired as a Senior Master Seargent from the Air Force in 1976 after serving two terms in Viet Nam.)4 
Residence1986 Dennis resided at Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, in 1986.5 
Death of Father5 Mar 1998 His father Dennis Leroy Culpepper died on 5 Mar 1998 at Franklin (city), Virginia.6 
Residence*Mar 1998 Dennis resided at Denver, Denver Co., Colorado, in Mar 1998. 
Biography*16 Mar 1998 Dennis Leroy Culpepper, Jr., son of Dennis Leroy Culpepper, Sr. and Virginia, was born in Norfolk, VA. Dennis Jr. married Roberta Diane Blaikie (originally of Hawaii). Dennis Jr is the son of Dennis Elisha Culpepper. During his 23 year career in the United States Air Force, in addition to serving two term in Viet Nam, Dennis Jr served the Korean War as well as in the Phillipines and other asian countries, including Japan and Okinawa. He retired from the Air Force in 1976, enjoyed a second career for many years and currently is retired in Denver, Colorado. (Source: his daughters, Kara Lynn and Lisa Lee Culpepper).2 
Death*6 Mar 2013 He died at Denver, Denver Co., Colorado, on 6 Mar 2013 at age 74.3 
Obituary*17 Mar 2013 Norfolk - In loving memory of Dennis Leroy Culpepper Jr., born March 22, 1938 in Norfolk, Va. and a Resident of Colorado since 1976. Dennis passed peacefully in his sleep on March 6, 2013 at the age of 74
     Dennis is survived by his four children, Michael Culpepper, Edward Culpepper (Kathy Culpepper), Lisa Culpepper (Dr. Tammy Wolfe), Kara Culpepper (Terri Haley). Dennis is also survived by one sister, Catherine Capps, and, one brother, Wayne Culpepper, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews and their children.
     Memorial services in Military Honors will be held on March 22, 2013 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 2 p.m., to be followed by a general gathering at Mr. Culpepper's house at 4 p.m., 1090 W. 69th Ave., Denver, CO 80221.
     In lieu of flowers, the Memorial Service will also serve as a fundraiser in Dennis' name for Veteran's Passport To Hope, Denver, Colorado. Veteran's Passport to Hope assists Vets coming home and transitioning to civilian life, helps prevent Vet homelessness, supports Vets who have been traumatically injured (including PTSD, Brain Trauma/injury and other injuries) and supports other Veteran-related 501(c)(3)s. Donations may be made at the General Gathering.
     Dennis (or Sarge as some called him) was a "lifer" in the Air Force. His passions were his children, sports, patriotism, and animals. Please join us in honoring his life and his service to country, and in supporting our returning Veterans through Veteran's Passport to Hope.3 
Burial*22 Mar 2013 His body was interred on 22 Mar 2013 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.3 

Family 1

Roberta Diane Blaikie

Family 2

Carol J. (?)
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Mar 2013


  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Dennis Culpepper (#40843), e-mail address (Nov 2009).
  2. E-mail written Oct 2009 to Culpepper Connections from Lisa Lee Culpepper (#44550), e-mail address.
  3. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Dennis Leroy Culpepper, Jr., (#40840). published March 17, 2013.
  4. E-mail written 2001-2010 to Culpepper Connections from Kara Lynn Culpepper (#40845), e-mail address, e-mail address (Feb 2010).
  5. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  7. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at, 2005.
    Kara Lynn Culpepper, Female, born __ 1967 in Grayson Co., Texas, child of Dennis Leroy Culpepper and Roberta Dianne Blaikie.