Fred Ernest Culpepper1

Male, #42645, (6 Mar 1923 - 13 Sep 2008)
Father*Walter H. Culpepper (14 Apr 1869 - 22 Jan 1931)
Mother*Lena Mary Carroll (May 1882 - )
Birth*6 Mar 1923 He was born on 6 Mar 1923 at Norfolk (city), Virginia.1,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Carroll, Walter and Fred was listed as a son in Lena Mary Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Norfolk (city), Virginia.3 
Death of Father22 Jan 1931 His father Walter H. Culpepper died on 22 Jan 1931.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy.)1 
Birth of Son4 Nov 1947 His son Fred Ernest Culpepper Jr. was born on 4 Nov 1947.5,2 
Marriage*say 1964 He married Ethel June Davidson say 1964.1 
Death*13 Sep 2008 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 13 Sep 2008 at age 85.1,2 
Obituary*16 Sep 2008 PORTSMOUTH - Fred Ernest Culpepper Sr., 85, passed away Sept. 13, 2008, in his residence. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a designer. He was a member of First Presbyterian of Portsmouth and a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Ethel J. Culpepper; daughter, Arlene Goff; two sons, Fred E. Culpepper Jr. and wife Karen of Roanoke, Va., and David A. Culpepper of Portsmouth; and three grandchildren, Hunter, Jennifer and Jason. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery by the Rev. Walter C. Hunting with full military honors. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Burial*17 Sep 2008 His body was interred on 17 Sep 2008 at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk (city), Virginia.1 

Family 1

Bertha (?)

Family 2

Ethel June Davidson (6 Jun 1930 - 16 Mar 2010)
Marriage*say 1964 He married Ethel June Davidson say 1964.1 
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Feb 2013


  1. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Fred Ernest Culpepper Sr. (#42645), published 16 Sep 2008.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Norfolk (city), VA, 25th Precinct, ED 93, Page 8A, Family 82, 849 46th St (4 Apr 1930)
    Lena M. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 48, md@18, VA/VA/VA
    Carol C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 28, md@26, VA/VA/VAm Shoe Maker/Tent & Awning Co.
    Susie C. Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, Wh, 26, md@23, VA/US/US, Weaver/Silk Mill
    Elsie I. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 19, sng, VA/VA/VA, Weaver/Silk Mill
    Lena M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, VA/VA/VA, Weaver/Silk Mill
    Walter F. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 14, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Fred E. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, VA/VA/VA.
  4. Find a Grave (online database)
    Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk (city), VA
    + Culpepper, Walter H 37956901, Apr. 14, 1869 - Jan. 22, 1931.
  5. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.