Gilbert Blaine Culpepper

Male, #6546, (14 Feb 1923 - 19 May 2009)
Father*Eddie Patrick Culpepper (6 Apr 1897 - 2 Mar 1985)
Mother*Helen Marguerite Smith (6 Apr 1903 - 11 Sep 1985)
Birth*14 Feb 1923 Gilbert was born on 14 Feb 1923.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Gilbert and Clarence was listed as a son in Eddie Patrick Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Michigan.1 
Residence*Jul 1941 Gilbert resided at Jackson Co., Michigan, in Jul 1941.3 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 He enlisted in Fort Custer, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and served in World War II between 1941 and 1945
(MSgt, entered the Army Air Corps on 2 Jul 1941. Trained in the Communications Field at Scott AFB, IL and served overseas in Greenland.)3,4 
Marriage*12 Sep 1942 He married Joan Campbell at Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, on 12 Sep 1942 at age 19.5 
Birth of Son23 Jun 1943 His son Terry Lee Culpepper was born on 23 Jun 1943.6 
Korean War*between 1950 and 1951 He served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1951
(Served in Korea and then, after a short break in service, made the Military a career and retired in Dec 1965 as Chief Warrant Officer.)4 
Residence*before 1980 Joan and Gilbert resided at Jackson, Jackson Co., Michigan, before 1980.7 
Relocation1980 He relocated in 1980 at Sumter Co., Florida,7 
Death of Father2 Mar 1985 His father Eddie Patrick Culpepper died on 2 Mar 1985 at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida.8,1 
Death of Mother11 Sep 1985 His mother Helen Marguerite Smith died on 11 Sep 1985. 
Death of Spouse3 May 2004 His wife Joan Campbell died on 3 May 2004 at Bushnell, Sumter Co., Florida.7,1 
Death*19 May 2009 He died at Bushnell, Sumter Co., Florida, on 19 May 2009 at age 86.1 
Burial*circa 22 May 2009 His body was interred circa 22 May 2009 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., Florida


Joan Campbell (29 Jun 1924 - 3 May 2004)
Marriage*12 Sep 1942 He married Joan Campbell at Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, on 12 Sep 1942 at age 19.5 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, ED 101, page 23A
    Home=$4000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    E. Patrick Culpepper, Head, 33, md @ 24, GA/GA/GA, Inspector at Power Co.
    Marguerite Culpepper, Wife, 27, md @ 18, MI/Canada-Eng/MI
    Gilbert Culpepper, Son, 7, MI/GA/MI
    Douglas Culpepper, Son, 3 9/12, MI/GA/MI
    Homer C. Culpepper, Brother, 32, Single, GA/GA/GA, Mechanic at Motor Factory.
  3. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Gilbert B Culpepper, White, Single, born 1923 in Michigan, residing in Jackson Co., Michigan, enlisted as a Private in the US Army Air Corps on 2 Jul 1941 in Fort Custer, Michigan.
  4. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Gilbert B. Culpepper (#6546), deceased 2009.
  5. Gilbert Blane Culpepper and Joan Campbell married 12 Sep 1942 in Ogden, Weber Co. Utah, Book V, p. 496.
  6. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.
  7. The Sumter County Times, Bushnell (Sumter Co.), FL.
    Joan Culpepper Obituary, 6 May 2004.
  8. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at, 2004.
    Eddie Patrick Culpepper, Cert 28536, Hillsborough Co., FL, White, 06 Apr 1897 - 02 Mar 1985.