Hon. William Albright Culpepper1,2

Male, #4531, (22 Jul 1916 - 4 Oct 2015)
Father*Hon. Robert Campbell Culpepper (31 May 1873 - 2 Mar 1950)
Mother*Marguerite Helen Albright (5 Oct 1888 - 21 Feb 1949)
Birth*22 Jul 1916 William was born at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, on 22 Jul 1916. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William was listed as a son in Hon. Robert Campbell Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.3 
Marriage*9 Oct 1941 He married Thelma Gilham Polk on 9 Oct 1941 at age 25. 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(William enlisted in the Marines on 7 May 1936 and served as a Private First Class at Quantico, Virginia. In Dec 1937 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served through Dec 1940 at the Pensacola NAS, Florida. His subsequent service, if any, is not clear.)4 
Death of Mother21 Feb 1949 His mother Marguerite Helen Albright died on 21 Feb 1949 at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.5 
Death of Father2 Mar 1950 His father Hon. Robert Campbell Culpepper died on 2 Mar 1950 at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Death of Spouse18 Dec 2000 His wife Thelma Gilham Polk died on 18 Dec 2000 at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.6 
Death*4 Oct 2015 He died at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, on 4 Oct 2015 at age 99.7 
Obituary*7 Oct 2015 Judge William Albright Culpepper

Judge William Albright Culpepper, age 99, died Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas with his family by his side. He was born July 22, 1916 in Alexandria, Louisiana the second child of Judge Robert and Margarete Culpepper. One of his fondest childhood memories was summers spent at the family camp in Fishville, Louisiana.

He graduated from Tulane Law School in 1939 and practiced law for many years before becoming a District Court Judge. He later served twenty two years on the Third Circuit of Appeals for the state of Louisiana.

He served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II and saw active duty in the South Pacific for three years. He was awarded the Bronze Star and retired with the rank of Brigadier General.

During his life he was very active in community and church affairs. He was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and a charter member and senior warden of St. Timothy's Episcopal, both in Alexandria, Louisiana. At the time of his death he was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal in Little Rock. Judge Culpepper was the first Campaign Chair and President of the United Way of Alexandria-Pineville, President of the Attakapas Council, Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the Charter Commission which drafted the Home Rule Charter for the City of Alexandria, and recipient of the Civic Oscar presented by the Alexandria Daily Town Talk. His hobbies included fishing hunting and playing golf.

Speaking on his 99th birthday, he reminded his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, that nothing you do in life matters more than love of God and love of family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mamie and his wife of 59 years, Thelma Polk Culpepper.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Ann Foote Jarrell Culpepper; his brother, Dr. Robert Culpepper; three children, Bill (Barbara) Culpepper, Rev. Polk (Cathy) Culpepper and Mallory (David) Marsh; six grandchildren; Kyle (Karen) Culpepper, William (Jaimee) Culpepper, Adele (Lee) Jackson, Riffee Culpepper, Courtney (Quinton) Harris, Ben (Louise) Cashion; and ten great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Fox Ridge Chenal and Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation for the excellent care and genuine compassion they showed.

A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Louisiana on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10 a.m.

At his request in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 North Mississippi St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.
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Family

Thelma Gilham Polk (9 Aug 1921 - 18 Dec 2000)
Marriage*9 Oct 1941 He married Thelma Gilham Polk on 9 Oct 1941 at age 25. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2015

Citations

  1. William A. Culpepper, Retired Court of Appeals Judge
    Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA

    Admitted: 1939
    Law-School: Tulane University of Louisiana (LL.B.)
    College: Tulane University of Louisiana (B.A.)

    Source: http://www.martindale.com (20 Jan 2010).
  2. National Archives, compiler, U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1089
    William enlisted in the Marines on 7 May 1936 and served as a Private First Class at Quantico, Virginia. In Dec 1937 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served through Dec 1940 at the Pensacola NAS, Florida. His subsequent service, if any, is not known to Culpepper Connections.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40-13, Sheet #8-A, Page 201, Line 24, 2125 Huffman St., Alexandria, Rapides, LA
    Home owned, Value=$9000, Radio=Yes, Farm=No
    Robert C. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md@26, LA/GA/VA, Lawyer, Judge, Vet=No
    Margurite A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, M, md@26, KY/NC/AL, Not employed
    William A. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, LA/LA/KY
    Robert C. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, LA/LA/KY.
  4. National Archives, compiler, U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1089
  5. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/6697.htm
    Marguerite A. Culpepper, 21 Feb 1949, 59 Years, Rapides Parish, LA.
  6. 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
  7. Obituary of Judge William Albright Culpepper, published in The Town Talk on Oct. 7, 2015.