James Vernon Culpepper1,2

Male, #42685, (5 Jan 1932 - 29 Mar 2012)
Father*Otto Lafayette Culpepper2 (23 Mar 1901 - 7 Oct 1965)
Mother*Bessie Overton2 (3 Dec 1903 - Feb 1987)
Name Variation He was also known as Scrawny.2 
Birth*5 Jan 1932 He was born on 5 Jan 1932 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.1,3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.3 
1940 Census1 Apr 1940 James was listed as a son in Bessie Overton's household on the 1940 Census at Washington Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.4 
Marriage*say 1951 He married Carrie Darlene Summerville say 1951.1 
Birth of Son17 Jul 1958 His son Wayne Stuart Culpepper was born on 17 Jul 1958 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.3 
Viet Nam War*between 1965 and 1968 He served in the Viet Nam War between 1965 and 1968.2 
Death of Father7 Oct 1965 His father Otto Lafayette Culpepper died on 7 Oct 1965 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
Death of MotherFeb 1987 His mother Bessie Overton died in Feb 1987 at Windsor, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3 
Residence1993 James and Carrie resided at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, in 1993.1 
Residence*Nov 2000 James resided at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, in Nov 2000. 
Death*29 Mar 2012 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 29 Mar 2012 at age 80.2,3 
Obituary*1 Apr 2012 Portsmouth - James Vernon "Scrawny" Culpepper, 80, passed away on March 29, 2012.
     Mr. Culpepper was son of the late O.L. Culpepper and Bessie Culpepper. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and was a Viet Nam Veteran.
     Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Carrie D. Culpepper; a daughter, Colleen Crawford; three sons, Jimmy Culpepper and wife Cathy, Jeff Culpepper and wife Teresa, and Wayne Culpepper; four sisters, Vivian Campbell and husband Robert, Louise Atkins, Helen Varsel, Ada Brown; one brother, Robert "Buddy" Culpepper and wife Joan; grandchildren, Jason Culpepper, Mark Crawford, Wayne Culpepper and wife Elizabeth, Jill Branch and husband Matthew, Casey Hicks and husband Gregory; and a great-grandson, Christian Branch.
     He was predeceased by a grandson, Kenny MacKenzie; three sisters, Emma Grimes, Thomasine Minter and Mildred Suttle.
     A funeral service, with U.S. Air Force honors, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. The family will received friends at the funeral home Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be registered at www.bwfosterfuneralhome.com.2 


Carrie Darlene Summerville (28 Feb 1931 - 5 Nov 2015)
Marriage*say 1951 He married Carrie Darlene Summerville say 1951.1 
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Nov 2012


  1. MyFamily.com Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
  2. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of James V. Culpepper (#62482), published 1 Apr 2012.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  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 Ancestry.com.
    Portsmouth (city), VA, Washington Ward, ED 116-40, Page 7 (8 Apr 1940)
    Lines 25-34, 705 Hamilton Avenue
    Bessie M. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 36, md, VA, 1935 in same house, Housework
    Mary Emma Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 17, sng, VA, 1935 in same house, Saleswoman/Florist
    Mildred Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 15, sng, VA, 1935 in same house, In School
    Helen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 13, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    Thomacine Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 11, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    Robert Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    Vivian Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    James V. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 8, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    Louise Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 6, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    Ada Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, VA, 1935 in same house.