Ray Thomas Culpepper1

Male, #42619, (29 Mar 1930 - 5 Oct 2011)
Father*Crawford Culpepper (23 Feb 1900 - 23 May 1982)
Mother*Bessie Walker (1 Oct 1904 - 21 Jun 1998)
Birth*29 Mar 1930 He was born on 29 Mar 1930 at South Norfolk (city), Virginia.2,3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Crawford and Ray was listed as a grandson in Charlie W. Walker's household on the 1930 Census at South Norfolk (city), Virginia.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.3 
1940 Census1 Apr 1940 Crawford and Ray was listed as a son in Crawford Culpepper's household on the 1940 Census at South Norfolk (city), Virginia.5 
Korean War*between 1952 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1952 and 1953.6 
Marriage*1954 He married Esther Mae Williams at Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, in 1954.1 
Death of SpouseSep 1975 His wife Esther Mae Williams died in Sep 1975.3 
Marriage*1982 He married Aileen Cunningham (?) in 1982.6 
Death of Father23 May 1982 His father Crawford Culpepper died on 23 May 1982.7 
Relocation*circa 1987 He relocated circa 1987 at Bells Island, Carteret Co., North Carolina,6 
Death of Mother21 Jun 1998 His mother Bessie Walker died on 21 Jun 1998 at Chesapeake (city), Virginia.3 
Death*5 Oct 2011 He died at Chesapeake (city), Virginia, on 5 Oct 2011 at age 81.6,3 
Obituary*7 Oct 2011 CHESAPEAKE - Ray T. Culpepper Sr., 81, passed away Oct. 5, 2011. A native of South Norfolk, he was the son of the late Crawford and Bessie Culpepper.
     He had been a resident of Bells Island, N.C., for 24 years. He served two years during the Korean conflict and had retired from Beltline Railroad after 40 years as an engineer. He had numerous hobbies but had a special affection for woodworking and painting.
     He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Aileen C. Culpepper; seven children, Kim Coley and husband Steve, Crystal Mundie and husband Jeff, Ray Culpepper Jr., Susan Lee, Kathy Huff, Bill Huff and wife Michele, Martha Watson and husband Jeff; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     He was predeceased by his first wife, Esther and brother, Junior.
     A funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. The burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, today from 7:30 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association or Pilmoor United Methodist Church in Currituck, N.C. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.6 
Burial*8 Oct 2011 His body was interred on 8 Oct 2011 at Rosewood Memorial Park, Chesapeake (city), Virginia.6 

Family 1

Esther Mae Williams (6 Feb 1933 - Sep 1975)
Marriage*1954 He married Esther Mae Williams at Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, in 1954.1 

Family 2

Aileen Cunningham (?) (27 Apr 1927 - 25 Jun 2015)
Marriage*1982 He married Aileen Cunningham (?) in 1982.6 
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jun 2015


  1. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    Ray Thomas Culpepper, White, Male, married Esther Mae Williams in 1954 in Pasquotank Co., NC.
  2. MyFamily.com Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    South Norfolk (city), VA, First Ward, ED 10, Pages 7A, Family 139, 231 Seaboard Ave (9 Apr 1930)
    Charlie W. Walker, Head, M, Wh, 54, md@21, NC/NC/NC, Blacksmith/Oil Plant, Vet=No
    Adelia Walker, Wife, F, Wh, 59, md@25, NC/NC/NC
    Clyde Walker, Son, M, Wh, 24, sng, NC/NC/NC
    Crawford Culpepper, Son-in-law, M, Wh, 29, md@23, VA/NC/NC, Fireman/RR,Vet=No
    Bessie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, md@19, NC/NC/NC
    Crawford Culpepper Jr., Grandson, M, Wh, 5, sng, VA/VA/NC
    Ray L. Culpepper, Grandson, M, Wh, 1/12, sng, VA/VA/NC
    Bernard E. Womack, Son-in-law, M, Wh, 24, md@18, VA/NC/NC, Salesman/Dept Store,Vet=No
    Ella M. Womack, Wife, F, Wh, 23, md@17, VA/NC/NC
    William B. Womack, Grandson, M, Wh, 3 9/12, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Bernard E. Womack Jr., Grandson, M, Wh, 1 6/12, sng, VA/VA/VA.
  5. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at Ancestry.com.
    South Norfolk (city), VA, ED 120-5, Web Page 20 (13 Apr 1940)
    Lines 47-50, 1231 Seaboard Avenue
    Crawford Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 38, md, NC, 1935 in same house, Fireman/Steam RR
    Bessie Culpepper (R), Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, NC, 1935 in same house, Housework
    Crawford Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, VA, 1935 in same house, In School
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, VA, 1935 in same house.
  6. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Ray T. Culpepper Sr. (#42619), published 7 Oct 2011.
  7. Find a Grave (online database)
    Crawford Culpepper, 23 Feb 1900 - 23 May 1982
    Burial: Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA
    Find A Grave Memorial# 50525863.