James Patrick Culpeper1

Male, #43601, (25 May 1951 - 29 Jul 2014)
Father*Howard Leslie Culpeper (26 Mar 1927 - 5 Jan 2011)
Mother*Jacqueline Henderson (s 1929 - a 1981)
DNA* James has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Culpepper, who is a son of Henry Culpepper, Jr. and grandson Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*25 May 1951 James was born at San Diego, San Diego Co., California, on 25 May 1951.2 
Viet Nam War*say 1970 He served in the Viet Nam War say 1970
(US Army.)3 
Marriage*8 Nov 1975 He married Julia Beth Keyes at San Diego Co., California, on 8 Nov 1975 at age 24.4 
Divorce*28 Aug 1980 He and Julia Beth Keyes were divorced on 28 Aug 1980 at San Diego Co., California.5 
Residence*Aug 2001 James resided at La Mesa, San Diego Co., California, in Aug 2001. 
Death of Father5 Jan 2011 His father Howard Leslie Culpeper died on 5 Jan 2011 at Miramar, San Diego Co., California.6 
Death*29 Jul 2014 He died at San Diego, San Diego Co., California, on 29 Jul 2014 at age 63.7 
Obituary*say 31 Jul 2014 After years of a bravely fought battle with Liver and Renal Cancer, Jim walked peacefully through the gates of heaven to meet his Lord on July 29, 2014 at 4:20pm. He was surrounded by many family and friends at his bedside, comforting him in this journey.

Jim was born and raised in San Diego County, spending much of his formative years in La Mesa, CA. In July of 1968, Jim voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army at the tender age of 17, and was subsequently deployed and proudly served in the Vietnam War with the 1st Cavalry and Triple Deuce Company attached to the 25th Infantry. This experience had a profound affect on Jim and greatly influenced the outstanding person he would become throughout the entirety of his life. After his military service, Jim spent the bulk of his 30+ year career working in San Diego County in the construction industry, mainly specializing in the construction of various underground utilities. In 2004, Jim retired from the industry as Superintendent of BRH Garver.

Upon retirement, Jim relocated to Hermosa, South Dakota, just outside of Rapid City. He loved South Dakota and found immense peace and contentment in this serene area. However, last year he came back home to San Diego for further medical treatment and to be closer to family and friends, as family and friends were of paramount importance to him.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:30am at Christ Lutheran Church in La Mesa. Jim will be interred at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved father Howard, brother Mike, Aunt Jean and various other loved ones that he was looking forward to seeing. Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marci; sons Joe and Jess; grandson Elias; brothers Richard and Edward; Sisters Etta and Renee; Cousin & Best Friend Paul Lawton, and many other beloved brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

"God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers"--May you rest in peace sweet Jim.7 

Family 1

Deborah E. Tyree

Family 2

Julia Beth Keyes (15 Nov 1952 - 15 Jan 2016)
Marriage*8 Nov 1975 He married Julia Beth Keyes at San Diego Co., California, on 8 Nov 1975 at age 24.4 
Divorce*28 Aug 1980 He and Julia Beth Keyes were divorced on 28 Aug 1980 at San Diego Co., California.5 
Children

Family 3

Marcella L. Learned
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Culpepper Connections from Julia Beth Keyes Culpeper (#43602), e-mail address (Jul 2011).
  2. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
  3. E-mail written 2006-2010 to Warren Culpepper from Ryan Leslie Culpepper (#43704), Southern California, e-mail address (Mar 2010).
  4. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services / Sacramento CA, compiler, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    , Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1144
  5. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services / Sacramento CA, compiler, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1141
  6. E-mail written 25 Jan 2011 to Warren Culpepper from Sasha Noel Camp (#62179), Escondido, CA, e-mail address.
  7. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/jim-s-memorial-fundraiser/192297