Gerald Dean Culpepper

Male, #42840, (20 Oct 1925 - 3 Jun 2001)
Father*Luther Blanton Culpepper (26 Dec 1898 - 26 Feb 1980)
Mother*Lena Merle Guyton (14 Oct 1899 - 6 Jan 1981)
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Birth*20 Oct 1925 Gerald was born at Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas, on 20 Oct 1925.1,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Gerald was listed as a son-in-law in Luther Blanton Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at De Leon, Comanche Co., Texas.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(Company G, 261st Infantry, 65th Division of Patton's 3rd Army in Europe.Awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. He turned down a battlefield promotion to 2nd Lt. in order to stay with his buddies.)4 
Marriage*4 Jul 1947 He married Norma Lee Price at Cisco, Eastland Co., Texas, on 4 Jul 1947 at age 21. The 1947 marriage date was cited in Gerald's obituary. However, note that a Texas birth record shows that Gary Aulden Culpepper was born 23 May 1945 to Corin Aulden Conner and Norma Lee Price. Corin did not die until 2008, so presumably Norma Lee Price divorced Corin Conner, married Gerald Dean Culpepper, and then they had a name change for Gary which was then used to update Gary's birth record.5 
Birth of Son30 Jan 1961 His son Jamie Dee Culpepper was born on 30 Jan 1961 at Kermit, Winkler Co., Texas.6,7 
Death of Father26 Feb 1980 His father Luther Blanton Culpepper died on 26 Feb 1980 at Somervell Co., Texas.8 
Death of Mother6 Jan 1981 His mother Lena Merle Guyton died on 6 Jan 1981 at Glen Rose, Somervell Co., Texas.9,1 
Death*3 Jun 2001 He died at Glen Rose, Somervell Co., Texas, on 3 Jun 2001 at age 75.1 
Obituary*5 Jun 2001 GLEN ROSE -- Gerald Dean Culpepper, 75, an instrumentation specialist for Brown and Root, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in a Glen Rose nursing facility.
     Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose. Masonic graveside service: Fulton Cemetery in Walnut Springs. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose.
     Gerald Dean Culpepper was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Tuscola, and married Norma L. Price, July 4, 1947, in Cisco. Gerald Culpepper served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Company G, 261st Infantry, 65th Division of Patton's 3rd Army. He turned down a battlefield promotion to 2nd Lt. in order to stay with his buddies.
     "There will be a great encampment In the land of clouds today. A mingling and a merging Of our boys who've gone away. Though on earth they are disbanding, They are very close and near. For those brave and honored heroes Show no sorrow, shed no Tears. They have lived a life of glory. History pins their medals high, Listen to the thunder roaring, They are marching in the Sky!"
     Survivors: Wife, Norma Culpepper of Glen Rose; daughters, Geraldine Culpepper, Ginger Lee Rogers, both of Glen Rose; sons, Gary M. Culpepper of Pfluegerville, Joe Ray Culpepper, Jamie Dee Culpepper, both of Glen Rose; sisters, Freda Ware of Midlothian, Margie Lois Faulk of Katy; brothers, Frank Culpepper of McGregor, Joseph Farrel Culpepper of Duncanville; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Burial*6 Jun 2001 His body was interred on 6 Jun 2001 at Fulton Cemetery, Walnut Springs, Bosque Co., Texas.5 

Family

Norma Lee Price (10 Feb 1927 - 30 Aug 2005)
Marriage*4 Jul 1947 He married Norma Lee Price at Cisco, Eastland Co., Texas, on 4 Jul 1947 at age 21. The 1947 marriage date was cited in Gerald's obituary. However, note that a Texas birth record shows that Gary Aulden Culpepper was born 23 May 1945 to Corin Aulden Conner and Norma Lee Price. Corin did not die until 2008, so presumably Norma Lee Price divorced Corin Conner, married Gerald Dean Culpepper, and then they had a name change for Gary which was then used to update Gary's birth record.5 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    L B Culpepper is the father of an otherwise unidentified infant born 20 Oct 1925 in Taylor Co., Texas.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, page 17A, North MKT RR Road, DeLeon, Comanche Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio-N, Farm=N
    L. B. Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M, md @ 20, TX/US/TX, RR Trackman
    Merle Culpepper, Wife, F, 30, M, md @ 19, TX/TX/TX
    Alfreda Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, S, TX/TX/TX
    Gladys Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX/TX/TX
    Jeraldine Culpepper, Son, M, 4, S, TX/TX/TX
    Jim Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX/TX/TX.
  4. E-mail written Dec 2004 to Warren Culpepper from Jamie Dee Culpepper (#42846), (Deceased 9 Oct 2012).
  5. From Gerald's obituary.
  6. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Jamey Dee Culpepper, Male, born __ 1961 in Winkler Co., Texas, child of Geral Dean Culpepper and Norma Lee Price.
  7. Star-Telegram, Dallas, Texas.
    http://www.dfw.com/
    Obituary of Jamie Dee Culpepper (#42846), published 12 Oct 2012.
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Luther Blanton Culpepper, Male, died 26 Feb 1980 in Somervell Co., TX.
  9. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lena Merle Culpepper, Female, died 6 Jan 1981 in Somervell Co., TX.
  10. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Geral Dean Culpepper, Female, born __ 1948 in Eastland Co., Texas, child of Geral D Culpepper and Norma Lee Price.
  11. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Ginger Lee Culpepper, Female, born __ 1949 in Austin Co., Texas, child of Geral Dean Culpepper and Norma Lee Price.
  12. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Joe Ray Culpepper, Male, born __ 1953 in Austin Co., Texas, child of Geral Dearl Culpepper and Norma Lee Price.