John Cecil Culpepper Jr.1,2

Male, #7840, (29 Dec 1936 - 19 Dec 2008)
Father*John Cecil Culpepper (5 Dec 1900 - 10 Mar 1973)
Mother*Mary Lake Henderson (17 May 1893 - 10 Nov 1965)
Birth*29 Dec 1936 John was born at Cameron, Milam Co., Texas, on 29 Dec 1936.3 
Relocation1938 He, as a family member, accompanied John Cecil Culpepper in relocating in 1938 at College Station, Brazos Co., Texas,4 
Death of Mother10 Nov 1965 His mother Mary Lake Henderson died on 10 Nov 1965 at Bryan, Brazos Co., Texas.5 
Death of Father10 Mar 1973 His father John Cecil Culpepper died on 10 Mar 1973 at College Station, Brazos Co., Texas.6,7 
Biography*1978 From Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978 - 1979:
     Real estate exec; b. Cameron, Tex., 29 Dec 1936; s. John Cecil and Mary Lake (Henderson) Culpepper; LL.B., J.D., U. Tex, Austin; 1963; m. Mary Ann Massengale, 12 Aug 1961; 1 son, John- Cecil, III. Pres, Culpepper Realty Co., College Station, Tex., 1963--; owner, mgr.. Culpepper Properties, College Station, 1963-; admitted to Tex. bar; 1963; mem. faculty U. of Shopping Center, chmn. bd. Homestead Savs. and Loan Assn., College Station; dir. First Bank and Trust Co., Bryan, Tex., Exchange Savs. and Loan Co., Dallas. Bd. dirs. U. Tex.. Sch. Law, 1964-67. Licensed real estate broker, Tex. Mem. Internat. Council Shopping Centers. Club: Pope and Young (1st v.p.) Asso. editor Tex. Law Rev., 1962-63, life mem., 1975-. Home: 2701 Burton St Bryan TX 77801 Office: PO Drawer JC College Station TX 77840. 
Death*19 Dec 2008 He died at Bryan, Brazos Co., Texas, on 19 Dec 2008 at age 71.4 
Obituary*21 Dec 2008 John Cecil Culpepper Jr., one of Texas' leading commercial real estate developers, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas.
     Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2008, at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan. A Memorial Service under the direction of Reverend Jesse Myers will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at First Christian Church, 900 South Ennis in Bryan. Interment will be at Restever Memorial Mausoleum.
     Born December 29, 1936, in Cameron, Texas, to Mary Lake Henderson and John Cecil Culpepper, he moved with his family to College Station in 1938. John attended public schools in both Bryan and College Station and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1955. He received a bachelor's degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of Texas in Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law where he was selected as Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Texas Law School Association from 1965 to 1968.
     After admission to the Texas Bar in 1963, John returned to Bryan-College Station to join his father in the company he established in 1937, Culpepper Realty. He was blessed to have been able to pursue his career alongside both his father and his son. With them, John was responsible for the development and building of more than three million square feet of shopping malls, retail centers, office buildings and restaurants throughout Texas. A 40 year member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, he served as faculty member of it's University of Shopping Centers.
     John's lifelong avocation was archery and bowhunting. A Senior Member and former Board Member of the Pope & Young Club, he took pride in his inclusion in its Book of Records. Second only to his love of family and joy in three grandchildren was his continuing pleasure in teaching two generations of young people to shoot the bow.
     His is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Anne Massengale Culpepper, his son, John Cecil (Jack) Culpepper III, his daughter-in-law, Mary Claire Crenan Culpepper, and grandchildren, John Crenan, Mary Elizabeth and Jacqueline Claire Culpepper, all of Bryan-College Station.
     Honorary pallbearers include his cousins, John Burns Henderson Jr., and Hilton Culpepper, both of Cameron, Ken Craven of Rockport, and Benjamin Franklin, James D. Martin III, William F. Phillips, J. Stanley Stephen, Adrian Martinez, Lawrence Haskins, and Joe Bonafazi, of Bryan-College Station.
     The family especially thanks the staff at Sherwood Health Care for compassionate and dedicated care given to John during the last few months.
     John was a supportive member of the First Christian Church of Bryan-College Station. He served as a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board for nine years and as its chairman from 1977 to 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to the First Christian Church Building Fund.4
John Cecil Culpepper Jr.
Burial*23 Dec 2008 His body was interred on 23 Dec 2008 at Restever Memorial Mausoleum, Bryan, Brazos Co., Texas.4 

Family 1

Mary Lee Taylor
Child

Family 2

Mary Anne Massengale
Child
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Mary Anne Massengale Culpepper (#7843), e-mail address.
  2. Who’s Who in the South & Southwest, 16th Ed., 1978 - 1979, Chicago, Illinois: Marquis-Who's Who, 1978, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36ws 16 ed.
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    John Cecil Culpepper Jr., Male, born __1936 in Milam Co., Texas, child of J. C. Culpepper and Mary Lake Henderson.
  4. Bryan-College Station Eagle, Bryan, TX.
    http://www.bcseagle.com/
    Obituary of John Cecil Culpepper Jr. (#7850), published 21 Dec 2008.
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Mary Lake Culpepper, Female, Single, died 10 Nov 1965 in Brazos Co., TX.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    John C Culpepper, Male, Widowed, died 10 Mar 1973 in Brazos Co., TX.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  8. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Cynthia Lee Culpepper, Female, born __ 1958 in Travis Co., Texas, child of John Cecil Culpepper Jr. and Mary Lee Taylor.
  9. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    John Cecil Culpepper, III, Male, born __ 1965 in Brazos Co., Texas, child of John Cecil Culpepper Jr. and Mary Ann Massengale.