Jessie Lee Culpepper

Male, #7431, (1 Oct 1924 - 24 Aug 2002)
Father*Oscar Grover Culpepper (10 Jun 1889 - 2 Oct 1934)
Mother*Nannie J. Singleton (1890 - 24 Nov 1966)
Birth*1 Oct 1924 Jessie was born at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 1 Oct 1924.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Oscar, Houston and Jessie was listed as a son in Oscar Grover Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.2 
Death of Father2 Oct 1934 His father Oscar Grover Culpepper died on 2 Oct 1934 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.3 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1941 and 1945
(US Army, Sgt.)4,1 
Korean War*between 1950 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953
(US Army, Sgt.)4 
Death of Mother24 Nov 1966 His mother Nannie J. Singleton died on 24 Nov 1966. 
Death*24 Aug 2002  (an unknown value.)4 
Burial*28 Aug 2002 His body was interred on 28 Aug 2002 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.5,1 
Biography* Obituary:
Jessie Lee Culpepper, 77, of Sherwood, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2002. He was a retired Sgt. with the U.S. Army -- WWII and Korean veteran. He was also a retired employee of Orbit Valve Co. and a member of Berean Baptist Church. He was a honorable man who loved God, family and country. "Semper Fidelis". Survivors include his wife, Joan Burcham Culpepper; four sons, Montie Culpepper, wife Janice of Sheridan, Tony Culpepper, wife, Barbara, Jesse Lee Culpepper Jr., wife, Teresa, and Victor Culpepper all of Sherwood; three daughters, Patricia Holland, husband James of Sherwood, Jeanie Williams, husband, Bill of Little Rock, and Vanessa Federwisch, husband, Jim of Dumfries, Va; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berean Baptist Church, North Little Rock. Burial will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170.4 


Joan Burcham
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Orphan / John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at, 2006.
    Jessie Lee Culpepper, 1 Oct 1924 - 24 Aug 2002, Served 7 Mar 1948 to 11 Sep 1964 as Sergeant in the US Army, Interred 28 Aug 2002, Section I, Site 90.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-42, Sheet #20-B, 1806 Ninth St., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Home rented, Amount=$5.00, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Oscar Culpepper, Head, M, 40, M, md@24, MS/MS/MS (ID: 3461)
    Nannie Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M, md@24, AR/TN/AR
    Angie Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, AR/MS/AR
    *Agnes Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, AR/MS/AR
    *Oscar Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, AR/MS/AR
    *Houston Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, AR/MS/AR
    Jesse Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, AR/MS/AR
    *These three children also appear as residents of a nearby Juvenile Home:
    ED 35-42, Sheet #18-A, Page 135, Line 3, 1312 W. Ninth, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Juvenile Home, Owned by Court,
    *Agnes Culpepper, F, 13, S, AR/MS/AR
    *O. G. Culpepper, M, 11, S, AR/MS/AR
    *Houston Culpepper, M, 10, S, AR/MS/AR.
  3. Desmond Walls Allen, compiler, Arkansas Death Record Index, 1914-1923 and 1934-1940, Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996-c1999, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.7 V22ad....
  4. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, AR,
    Obituary for Jessie Lee Culpepper, Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002, Arkansas Section, page 4B.
  5. Obituary.
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Section, page 4B, Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002.