Robert Hugh Culpepper

Male, #6295, (3 Feb 1908 - 9 Jan 2003)
Father*John Franklin Culpepper (23 Mar 1856 - 12 May 1931)
Mother*Onie Basinger (27 Feb 1871 - 20 Nov 1954)
Name Variation He was also known as Jimmy. 
Birth*3 Feb 1908 Robert was born at Polk Co., Tennessee, on 3 Feb 1908. 
Death of Father12 May 1931 His father John Franklin Culpepper died on 12 May 1931 at Wetmore, Polk Co., Tennessee
Residence*Nov 1942 Robert resided at Polk Co., Tennessee, in Nov 1942.1 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa Co., Georgia, and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Army.)1 
Death of Mother20 Nov 1954 His mother Onie Basinger died on 20 Nov 1954 at Wetmore, Polk Co., Tennessee.2 
Death*9 Jan 2003 He died at Polk Co., Tennessee, on 9 Jan 2003 at age 94.3 
Obituary*11 Jan 2003 CULPEPPER, ROBERT H. (JIMMY) - passed away January 9, 2003 at Woods Memorial Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Polk County and a member of Wetmore Baptist Church, he was a member of Plumber and Steamfitter Local #43 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the time of death he was the oldest veteran of foreign wars residing in Polk County. He was an avid fan and supporter of the UT Vols and Polk Co. High School athletics. Preceded in death by parents, John Franklin and Onie Jane Culpepper; thirteen brothers, Malcolm, Dora, Dolph, Grafton, Edgar, Peter, Clay, Leslie, John Harold, Joe, Reverend Paul, Charles and Norman; four sisters, Ollie Tullock, Maude Pack, Eunice Payne and Mellie Crumley. Survivors include nephew and caregiver, Max Culpepper; many nieces, nephews and special friends, Wilburn and Harriet Caldwell. The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, January 11, 2003 beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a funeral at 3 p.m. with Pastor Edward Earl officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Johnny Culpepper, Charles Kerr, Nathan Swafford, David Green, Brian Culpepper and Ronnie Smith. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Wetmore Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, Delano, Tenn. 37325. Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.3 
Burial*11 Jan 2003 His body was interred on 11 Jan 2003 at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Linsdale, Polk Co., Tennessee.3 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited17 Jul 2010


  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Robert H Culpepper, White, Single, born 1909 in Tennessee, residing in Polk Co., Tennessee, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 13 Nov 1942 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
  2. e-mail address.
  3. Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Obituary of Robert H. 'Jimmy' Culpepper (#6295), published Saturday, January 11, 2003.