William Edward Culpepper1

Male, #44621, (7 Sep 1931 - 27 Feb 2013)
Father*Arthur Otis Culpepper (29 Oct 1901 - 15 Apr 1964)
Mother*Louise Burgess (16 Dec 1909 - 1 Jul 1992)
Name Variation He was also known as Ed.2 
Birth*7 Sep 1931 William was born at Connellsville, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1931. 
Korean War*between 1953 and 1954 He served as an officer in the Korean War between 1953 and 1954
(US Air Force, Flight Engineer, 817th Troop Carrier Squadron. After the Korean Truce, Ed was sent to Cat Bi Airbase, Haiphong, French Indo China, to assist the French Air Force in the battle for Dien Bien Phu.) 
Death of Father15 Apr 1964 His father Arthur Otis Culpepper died on 15 Apr 1964 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death of Mother1 Jul 1992 His mother Louise Burgess died on 1 Jul 1992 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3 
Death*27 Feb 2013 He died at Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, on 27 Feb 2013 at age 81.4 
Obituary*5 Mar 2013 William E. "Ed" Culpepper, Sr., 81, formerly of Gardendale, Alabama, passed away February 27, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.
     Preceded in death by his parents, Louise B. and Arthur O. Culpepper, Sr., Brothers: Arthur O. Culpepper, Jr., Jerry L. Culpepper; Sister: Kathleen C. Nichols.
     He is survived by his Wife: Joyce K. Culpepper, Sons: William "Eddie" Culpepper, Jr./Terri; James Timothy Culpepper/Claudia; Steven Kendrick Culpepper/Carol; Grandchildren: Kristen C . Huffstutler/Joel; Brent Edward Culpepper; Katie C. Reno/Kyle; Kara H. Culpepper; Ian Silva; Nathan Culpepper, Ethan Culpepper; Great Grandchild: Cooper H. Reno.
     Visitation will be at Gardendale 1st Baptist Church (South Campus), 940 Main St., Gardendale, Al; enter the reception hall on Grubbs Ave., on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 6 until 8:30 PM, family burial service Friday, March 8, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations or memorials be sent to Gardendale 1st Baptist Church Missions.4 


Joyce June Kendrick
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Mar 2013


  1. E-mail written 2001-2008 to Culpepper Connections from William Edward 'Ed' Culpepper (#45433) (based in part on family interviews and records of Thurman L. Gallman), Charlotte, North Carolina, e-mail address.
  2. Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama.
    Obituary of Gerald L. Culpepper, published 25 Aug 1998.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  4. Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama.
    Obituary of William E. “Ed” Culpepper, Sr. (#44621), published on March 4-6, 2013.