Hilton Abania Culpepper1

Male, #4744, (6 Sep 1921 - 26 Apr 2007)
Father*Joel Rodolphus Culpepper (2 Feb 1885 - 25 Feb 1964)
Mother*Dora Frances Talley (13 Jun 1888 - 6 Jan 1964)
Name Variation He was also known as Pep.2 
Name Variation He was also known as Bo.3 
Birth*6 Sep 1921 Hilton was born at Bateman, Bastrop Co., Texas, on 6 Sep 1921. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Hilton and Billy was listed as a son in Joel Rodolphus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Bastrop Co., Texas.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(Enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army Air Corps in June, 1942. Following completion of basic and technical training in the US, he was assigned to the 8th Air Force. Assigned to duty in England in 1943, he rose to the rank of Master Sergeant and was reassigned to the 9th Air Force in 1944. He served with the Army of Occupation following cessation of hostilities with Germany; returning to the Continental US for discharge from active duty with the Armed Services in late 1945.)5,6 
Marriage*10 Jun 1945 He married Emily Elizabeth Patricia Glass at London, England, on 10 Jun 1945 at age 23. 
Death of Mother6 Jan 1964 His mother Dora Frances Talley died on 6 Jan 1964 at Austin, Travis Co., Texas.7,8 
Death of Father25 Feb 1964 His father Joel Rodolphus Culpepper died on 25 Feb 1964 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.9 
Death of Spouse7 Jun 2005 His wife Emily Elizabeth Patricia Glass died on 7 Jun 2005 at Austin, Travis Co., Texas.10,7 
Death*26 Apr 2007 He died at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, on 26 Apr 2007 at age 85
Death Notice:
CULPEPPER, Hilton A., 85, of Austin died Thursday. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday, Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills. Services 3 p.m. Sunday, Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills. Burial Old Red Rock Cemetery, Red Rock.11 
Obituary*28 Apr 2007 Hilton "Pep" Culpepper passed away Thursday, April 26, 2007 at the age of 85.

One of six children born to Joel & Dora Culpepper, he grew up on the family farm near Red Rock, Texas. He graduated from Lockhart High School and later attended Southwest Texas State University.

Pep was an Army Air Corps glider mechanic during WWII, stationed in Europe, where he met his British wife-to-be, Emily "Pat" Glass. They married in England in 1945 and resided in Austin the remainder of their lives.

Pep retired from the University of Texas, working most of his career at the Balcones Research Laboratory facility as a refrigeration/air conditioning mechanic.

He was active in the Studebaker Club as well as the Treasure of the Hills Senior Center. He also served on the Board of Trustees for many years for the Old Red Rock Cemetery, and is credited for his work in acquiring the cemetery's designation as a Texas Historical Landmark.

Pep enjoyed traveling, visiting Europe and several times and making numerous road trips throughout the United States.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Emily "Pat" Culpepper. He is survived by son, David Culpepper and wife Dana, daughter Marsha Meier and husband J.B., granddaughters Alison Meier and Marisa Meier.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, with burial to follow at the Old Red Rock Cemetery in Red Rock, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the Old Red Rock Cemetery Association, 6843 State Park Road, Lockhart, TX 78644 or to the Alzheimer's Association.2 
Burial*29 Apr 2007 His body was interred on 29 Apr 2007 at Old Red Rock Cemetery, Red Rock, Bastrop Co., Texas.11 

Family

Emily Elizabeth Patricia Glass (4 Jun 1920 - 7 Jun 2005)
Marriage*10 Jun 1945 He married Emily Elizabeth Patricia Glass at London, England, on 10 Jun 1945 at age 23. 
Children
ChartsOrphan / Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. E-mail from Loris Orrin Brewer Jr. (#40497), e-mail address (Feb 2013), Lockhart, Texas, (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/e/Loris-O-Brewer/), 512-398-2797 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper, 2001-2013.
  2. Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas.
    http://www.statesman.com/
    Obotuary of Hilton Abania "Pep" Culpepper, published 28 Apr 2007.
  3. Lockhart Post-Register, Lockhart, Caldwell Co., Texas.
    http://www.post-register.com/
    Obituary of Ramah Frances Alexander published 3 Feb 2005.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, page 4A, street n/a, Bastrop Co., TX
    Rents home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Joe R. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, md @21, TX/GA/GA, Cotton Farmer
    Dora Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, M, md @17, TX/GA/TX
    Ramah Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX/TX/TX
    Hilton Culpepper, son, M, 8, S, TX/TX/TX
    Billie Joe Culpepper, son, M, 2, S, TX/TX/TX.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Hilton A Culpepper, White, born 1921 in Texas; Resides in Travis Co., TX; Enlisted 18 Jul 1942 at San Antonio, TX in the (Unk Branch) as a Private; Education: 4 years of high school; Occupation: Gas And Oil Man, Single; Height: 71 in., Weight: 135.
  6. E-mail written 2004-2007 from Lavergne Roberts Sanders (#39799), Austin, TX, e-mail address.
  7. 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
  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
    Dora Culpepper, Female, Single, died 6 Jan 1964 in Travis 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
    Joe Culpepper, Male, Widowed, died 25 Feb 1964 in Bexar Co., TX.
  10. Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas.
    http://www.statesman.com/
    Obituary for Emily "Pat" Culpepper, published 10 Jun 2005.
  11. Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas.
    http://www.statesman.com/
    Death Notice for Hilton A. Culpepper, published 27 Apr 2007.
  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
    David Glass Culpepper, Male, born __ 1947 in Travis Co., Texas, child of Hilton Abania Culpepper and Emily Elizabeth Glass.
  13. 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
    Marsha Kay Culpepper, Female, born __ 1952 in Travis Co., Texas, child of Hilton Abania Culpepper and Patricia Emily Eliz Glass.