Bruce Martin Culpepper

Male, #6549, (25 Sep 1934 - 13 Sep 2012)
Father*Eddie Patrick Culpepper (6 Apr 1897 - 2 Mar 1985)
Mother*Helen Marguerite Smith (6 Apr 1903 - 11 Sep 1985)
Birth*25 Sep 1934 Bruce was born at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, on 25 Sep 1934. 
Death of Father2 Mar 1985 His father Eddie Patrick Culpepper died on 2 Mar 1985 at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida.1,2 
Death of Mother11 Sep 1985 His mother Helen Marguerite Smith died on 11 Sep 1985. 
Death*13 Sep 2012 He died at Dover, Hillsborough Co., Florida, on 13 Sep 2012 at age 77.3 
Obituary*20 Sep 2012 Bruce Martin Culpepper, 77, of Dover, FL, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, after a long illness.
He was born Sept. 25, 1934. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and greatgrandfather. A resident of Blackshear for 15 years, he recently moved back to the Dover, FL area.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from TECO in 1994 after many years of service. He always could be found working on and restoring antique cars, and he could fix just about anything that was broken.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Hannelore Culpepper, Dover; two brothers, Douglas Culpepper, Parma, MI, and David (Janice) Culpepper, Blackshear; four children, Bonny (David) Harrell, Dover, FL, Debbie (William) Mathieu, Valrico, FL, Patrick (Angela) Culpepper, Thonotosassa, FL, and Allen (Jo Lynn) Culpepper, Gunter, TX; eight grandchildren, Michael Harrell (Leslie Cunningham), Dover, Amanda (Dustin) Watkins, Plant City, FL, Ciara (Jason) Southerland, Thonotosassa, Rob Mathieu, Valrico, Daniel Harrell, Dover, and Skylar, Taylor and Oliver, all of Gunter; one great-grandchild, Josiah, Thonotosassa; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, at St. John’s United Methodist Church near Blackshear.3 
Photographed* He was photographed
Army pictures taken in Germany, others in Florida. Kid in pool picture is Patrick (Pat) Ray Culpepper.4
Bruce Martin Culpepper


Hannelore Gertrude Lorenz
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Oct 2015


  1. 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.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. Obituary of Bruce Martin Culpepper, published in the Blackshear Times, 20 Sep 2012.
  4. E-mail written Oct 2015 to Lew Griffin from Allen Lee Culpepper, e-mail address.