|African*|| ||He was an African-American of English Culpeper descent. |
|DNA*|| ||The DNA test results of a descendant of Elridge E. Culpepper do not match those of anyone else in the Culpepper project. |
|Name Variation|| ||He was also known as Pepper.1 |
|Birth*||22 Aug 1920 ||He was born on 22 Aug 1920 at Randolph Co., Alabama.1,4 |
|SSN*||between 1936 and 1950 ||His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Michigan.4 |
|World War II*||between 1943 and 1945 ||He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945.2 |
|Death of Father||30 Jun 1990 ||His father Walter Culpepper died on 30 Jun 1990 at Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan.5,4 |
|Relocation*||1991 ||He relocated in 1991 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas,1 |
|Death*||19 May 2003 ||He died at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, on 19 May 2003 at age 82.1,4 |
|Obituary*||22 May 2003 ||Elridge E. "Pepper" Culpepper, 82, left this world to be with his Lord on May 19, 2003.|
He retired from foundry work with General Motors in 1967 and had lived in San Antonio since 1991. Pepper was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was an avid gardener and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel "Jean"; sons, Clifford Johnson of Saginaw, MI, Elridge Culpepper Jr. of Tracy, CA, Floyd Perry Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Tanya F. Cameron of Las Vegas, NV and Dr. Chantal Culpepper of Hattiesburg, MS; brothers, Millard Culpepper of Detroit, MI, Ralph, Ray and Russell Culpepper all of Saginaw, MI; sister, Brenda Galvin, also of Saginaw, MI, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be included in the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at the Candlewood Community Baptist Church which currently meets in the Candlewood Elementary School Cafeteria with Brother Jim Simmons officiating. Donations in Pepper's name may be made to the Building Fund of the Candlewood Community Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements through Simplicity Funeral Home.1