Rea Browning Culpepper

Male, #42630, (8 Oct 1912 - 28 Feb 2000)
Father*Presley Lee Culpepper (11 Jul 1883 - Jun 1963)
Mother*Lottie E. McFarland (c 1887 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Tony. 
Birth*8 Oct 1912 He was born on 8 Oct 1912 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William and Rea was listed as a son in Willie McFarland's household on the 1920 Census at Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Virginia.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William and Rea was listed as a step-son in David C. McKim's household on the 1930 Census at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Marriage*circa 1933 He married Elizabeth Michael circa 1933. 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.1 
1940 Census1 Apr 1940 William and Rea was listed as a son in Lottie E. McFarland's household on the 1940 Census at Roanoke (city), Virginia.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Navy.) 
Death of FatherJun 1963 His father Presley Lee Culpepper died in Jun 1963 at Virginia.1 
Death*28 Feb 2000 He died at Roanoke (city), Virginia, on 28 Feb 2000 at age 87.1 
Obituary*29 Feb 2000 Rea Browning "Tony" Culpepper, 87, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 28, 2000. He was born in Norfolk and grew up in Charlottesville, moving to Richmond and eventually Roanoke. Tony graduated from Jefferson High School (Class of 1930), working for Turner Drug Company at the time. He was a salesman with Eisele and Company, and was in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945, when he was honorably discharged. After World War II, Mr. Culpepper returned to his job with Eisele and Company, where he worked a total of 28 years. He then worked ten years for Reliance Equipment Company in Roanoke retiring in 1977. After retirement, Tony enjoyed playing golf at Countryside Golf Course, where he made two holes-in-one in 1990 and 1991. Mr. Culpepper enjoyed the fellowship of the Big Lick Kiwanis Club, and was president of the group in 1988. He was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church.
     Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Michael "Betty" Culpepper; a daughter and son-in-law, Marty and Mike Collingwood, Lexington; a son and daughter-in-law, Rea B. Culpepper, Jr. and Patricia, Charlottesville; five grandchildren, Cindy and Lauren Collingwood, Mike, Erin, and Dianna Cochran; two cousins, James E. McFarland, Jr., Charlottesville, Catherine Ellis, Scottsville.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Second Presbyterian Church with Dr. George C. Anderson and Dr. Julianne L. Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. Flowers are welcome, and memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church (214 Mountain Ave., S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24016) or a favorite charity. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.5 
Burial*1 Mar 2000 His body was interred on 1 Mar 2000 at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke (city), Virginia.5,6 


Elizabeth Michael (24 Nov 1912 - 1 Jun 2012)
Marriage*circa 1933 He married Elizabeth Michael circa 1933. 
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Oct 2012


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Transcribed by Shannon O'Connor:
    ED 21, Sheet 9A, Family 179, 1109 Jefferson Street, Charlottesville Ward 1, Charlottesville (Independent City), Albemarle County, VA
    Willie McFarland, Head, M, Wh, 66, Md, VA/VA/VA, None
    Nannie J. McFarland, Wife, F, Wh, 52, Md, VA/VA/VA, None
    Lottie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 33, Wd, VA/VA/VA, Operator-Telegraph
    Hannah J. McFarland, Daughter, F, Wh, 23, S, VA/VA/VA, Clerk-Store
    Ray B. Culpepper, Grand-Son, M, Wh, 7, S, VA/VA/VA, None
    William E. Culpepper, Grand-Son M, Wh, 10, S, VA/VA/VA, None.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 13, Sheet 8B, Family 165, Riverside Dr, Salem, Roanoke County, VA (13 Apr 1930)
    David C. McKim, Head, M, Wh, 44, Md@40, VA/VA/VA, Manager/Lunch Room, Vet=No
    Lottie L. McKim, Wife, F, Wh, 44, Md@21, VA/VA/VA
    Emmons C. Culpepper, Stepson, M, Wh, 20, S, VA/VA/VA
    Rea B. Culpepper, Stepson, M, Wh, 17, S, VA/VA/VA.
  4. 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
    Jefferson Ward, Roanoke (city), VA, ED 119-37, web page 54 (20 Apr 1940)
    Lines 41-43, 1001 Devon Street
    Lottie McKim, Head, F, Wh, 52, Md, VA, 1935 in same place, Housework
    William C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 31, sng, VA, 1935 in same place, Usher/Theater
    Rea B. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 25, sng, VA, 1935 in same place, Salesman/Drug Co.
  5. Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA,
    Obituary for Rea Browning "Tony" Culpepper, 29 Feb 2000, Page B2.
  6. Find a Grave (online database)
    Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke (city), Virginia
    + Rea Browning "Tony" Culpepper, 80197188, Oct. 8, 1912 - Feb. 28, 2000.