Col. Julius Marlin Culpepper Jr.1

Male, #8023, (5 Dec 1927 - 15 Mar 2011)
Father*Julius Marlin Culpepper (26 Jan 1902 - 15 Apr 1986)
Mother*Helen Angie Lee Reynolds2 (13 Apr 1905 - 14 May 1993)
Name Variation He was also known as Mike.2 
Birth*5 Dec 1927 Julius was born at Venice, Sarasota Co., Florida, on 5 Dec 1927.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Julius was listed as a son in Julius Marlin Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cristobal, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone.4 
Korean War*between 1951 and 1952 He served as an officer in the Korean War between 1951 and 1952
(US Army.)5 
Viet Nam War*between 1967 and 1969 He served as an officer in the Viet Nam War between 1967 and 1969
(US Army.)5 
Death of Father15 Apr 1986 His father Julius Marlin Culpepper died on 15 Apr 1986 at Thomas Co., Georgia.6,7,8 
Death of Mother14 May 1993 His mother Helen Angie Lee Reynolds died on 14 May 1993 at Anderson Co., South Carolina.2,7 
Death*15 Mar 2011 He died at Columbia, Richland Co., South Carolina, on 15 Mar 2011 at age 83.5 
Obituary*17 Mar 2011 COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Col. Julius Marlin "Mike" Culpepper Jr., 83, will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011, at St. Martin's-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church with interment in the church memorial garden. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
     Mike died Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Born in Venice, Fla., he was the son of the late Julius Marlin Culpepper Sr. and Helen Reynolds Culpepper. He grew up and was educated in the Panama Canal Zone. An active member of St. Martin's, he was past president of the Five Points Civitan Club and lieutenant governor of S.C. Civitan Region Five. He was a member of Rotary International and "Paul Harvey Fellow" of the Rotary Club of Forest Acres. A retired Army Reserve colonel, he served extended duty during the Korean conflict and Vietnam War. He also retired as state training officer of the S.C. Emergency Preparedness Division. He was a life member of the Reserve Officers Association, Association of the United States Army and the Military Officers Association of America. He was a "Life Tutor" with the Greater Columbia Literacy Council.
     Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Maurine Sykes Culpepper of the home; daughters, the Rev. Judith A. Culpepper, M.D., of Indianapolis, Cynthia Culpepper Camino of Hingham, Mass; son-in-law, Nestor J. Camino Jr; grandson, Daniel P. Camino, both of Hingham, Mass; granddaughter, Rachael M. Camino of Columbia.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Martin's-In-The-Fields Foundation, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206 or Greater Columbia Literacy Council, 2728 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.
Please sign the online guestbook at 
Burial*20 Mar 2011 His body was interred on 20 Mar 2011 at St. Martin's in the Fields Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Richland Co., South Carolina.5 


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  1. E-mail written 1999-2009 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from George Gordon Culpepper Jr. (#8030), Kalispell, Montana, e-mail address.
  2. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    15 May 1993, Page 10A. Obituary. Mrs. Helen Reynolds Culpepper Ducworth, 88, of Williston, SC, died 14 May 1993 at Anderson Area Medical Center. Interment 16 May 1993 at Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery, North Augusta. A native of North Augusta, she had retired from the civil service and was a former school teacher.Survivors include two sons, Julius Marlin "Mike" Culpepper, Jr. of Columbia, and Dr. Lyman Anhurst "Butch" Ducworth, Jr. of Anderson, SC; a daughter, Helen Estelle Hopkins of Florence, SC.
  3. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Cristobal, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone; Roll: 2638; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 505.0.
    Julius M. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 26, md, AL/AL/AL, Post Office Clerk
    Helen R. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 24, md, SC/SC/MD
    Julius M. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, Wh, 2 8/12, sng, FL/AL/SC
    Helen E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 5/12, sng, Panama Canal Zone/AL/SC.
  5. The State, Columbia, SC.
    Obituary for Col. Julius Marlin "Mike" Culpepper Jr. (#8023), published 17 Mar 2011.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at, 1998.
    Julius M. Culpepper, d. 15 Apr 1986 at 84 years in Thomas Co., GA; Res. in Thomas Co., GA.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  8. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Springhill Christian Church, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., GA
    + Julius Marlin Culpepper, 26 Jan 1902 – 15 Apr 1986.