Gerald Leon Culpepper1

Male, #44835, (8 Aug 1934 - 12 Aug 1998)
Father*Arthur Otis Culpepper (29 Oct 1901 - 15 Apr 1964)
Mother*Louise Burgess (16 Dec 1909 - 1 Jul 1992)
DNA* Gerald has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA. DNA has also proved that Henry is a grandson of James Culpepper of Nash and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*8 Aug 1934 Gerald was born at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 8 Aug 1934.2 
Korean War*between 1952 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1952 and 1953
(RD3 US NAVY.)3 
Birth of Son9 Mar 1956 His son Gerald Leon Culpepper Jr. was born on 9 Mar 1956 at San Diego Co., California.4 
Death of Father15 Apr 1964 His father Arthur Otis Culpepper died on 15 Apr 1964 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Marriage*say 1970 He married Josephine DeJong say 1970. 
Death of Mother1 Jul 1992 His mother Louise Burgess died on 1 Jul 1992 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Spouse15 Jul 1997 His wife Josephine DeJong died on 15 Jul 1997 at Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio.2 
Death*12 Aug 1998 He died at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 12 Aug 1998 at age 64.2 
Burial*circa 16 Aug 1998 His body was interred circa 16 Aug 1998 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5,3 
Obituary*25 Aug 1998 Gerald L. Culpepper, age 64, of New Orleans, La., formerly of Birmingham, died August 12, 1998, in New Orleans. Mr. Culpepper was a U. S. Navy veteran and ship's captain with Oil Exploration Limited. Survivors include: a son, Gerald L. Culpepper, Jr; brother, Ed Culpepper; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in New Orleans with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.5 

Family 1

Juanita Bernice Crispeel

Family 2

Josephine DeJong (24 Sep 1923 - 15 Jul 1997)
Marriage*say 1970 He married Josephine DeJong say 1970. 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Nov 2010


  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. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at, 2006.
    Gerald L Culpepper
    Service Info.: RD3 US NAVY KOREA
    Birth Date: 8 Aug 1934
    Death Date: 12 Aug 1998
    Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
    Cemetery Address: 431 - 60th Street North Birmingham, AL 35212.
  4. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at, 2005.
  5. Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama.
    Obituary of Gerald L. Culpepper, published 25 Aug 1998.
  6. Correspondence from J. Ostrander to Warren L. Culpepper, 17 Sep 2009.