Robert Charles Culpepper1

Male, #58024, (3 Jun 1932 - 3 Mar 2007)
Father*Joseph Clayton Culpepper1 (18 Sep 1896 - 5 May 1950)
Mother*Mattie Jones1 (1 Aug 1911 - 21 Apr 2003)
Name Variation He was also known as Charlie.1 
Birth*3 Jun 1932 He was born on 3 Jun 1932 at Whynot, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.1,2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Mississippi.2 
Relocationcirca 1940 He, as a family member, accompanied Joseph Clayton Culpepper in relocating circa 1940 at Pascagoula, Jackson Co., Mississippi,1 
Death of Father5 May 1950 His father Joseph Clayton Culpepper died on 5 May 1950. 
Korean War*between 1951 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1951 and 1953
(US Air Force.)1 
Viet Nam War*between 1966 and 1968 He served in the Viet Nam War between 1966 and 1968
(US Air Force.)1 
Death of Mother21 Apr 2003 His mother Mattie Jones died on 21 Apr 2003 at Pasadena, Harris Co., Texas.1,2 
Death*3 Mar 2007 He died at Sitka, Stika Co., Alaska, on 3 Mar 2007 at age 74.1,2 
Obituary*18 Mar 2007 Robert Charles (Charlie) Culpepper, an Air Force veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Sitka Community Hospital, Sitka, Alaska. He was 74.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton J. Culpepper in 1950 and his mother, Mattie (Jones) Oubre in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Quinnia Culpepper, 717 A St., Sitka, Alaska 99835-7229; sons, Dennis (Telma) of Carabella, Fla., Toby (Sherrie) of Green County, Miss., Glenn (Debra) of Hurley, Miss; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Edna (Woody) Woodfin of Risharon, Texas; two brothers, Joe (Betty) of Pascagoula, Miss. and Jimmy (Trish) of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

At his request, no funeral services will be held, but a celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date. He had requested cremation, with his ashes scattered in Katlian Bay, his favorite fishing place.

He was born June 3, 1932, in Why Not, Miss., the second of four children. His family moved to Pascagoula, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast when he was eight, and he grew up in the small community of Bayou Casotte, as did his wife, Quinnia (Wise) Culpepper. The two were wed in Bayou Casotte in 1955 and were married for 51 years.

After 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, having served in Korea and Vietnam, he worked as a gunsmith. In 1989, after his retirement, the Culpeppers moved to Sitka where she was employed as a nurse at Sitka Community Hospital.

He enjoyed the hunting and fishing in Alaska and continued his gunsmithing. His particular love was antique muzzle loaders, which he shot in competition. He used a lathe to make parts for restoration of antique firearms. His artistic talents included painting, sculpture in wood and metal, bronze casting, gold and silver inlay, checkering designs, skills and hobbies to numerous to list. Charlie leaves his family and many friends who saw in him the unique person he was.3 
Cremated*say Apr 2007 He was cremated say Apr 2007 at Katlian Bay, Sitka Co., Alaska. Ashes were scattered.3 


Quinnia Wise
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Mar 2011


  1. The Mississippi Press, Pascagoula, MS.
    Obituary of Robert Charles Culpepper (#58024), published 18 Mar 2007.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.