Dennis Leroy Culpepper

Male, #824, (28 Aug 1917 - 5 Mar 1998)
Father*Dennis Elisha Culpepper (3 Oct 1890 - 11 Mar 1927)
Mother*Lillie Lavinia Deal (4 Aug 1893 - 30 Oct 1980)
DNA* Dennis has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Culpepper, who is a son of Henry Culpepper, Jr. and grandson Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*28 Aug 1917 He was born on 28 Aug 1917 at South Norfolk (city), Virginia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Dennis and Harry was listed as a son in Dennis Elisha Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at South Norfolk (city), Virginia.2 
Death of Father11 Mar 1927 His father Dennis Elisha Culpepper died on 11 Mar 1927 at Mount Pleasant, South Norfolk, Norfolk Co., Virginia
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 John, Dennis and Harry was listed as a son in Lillie Lavinia Deal's household on the 1930 Census at Butts Road District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.1 
Marriage*25 Jul 1937 He married Virginia Holmes at South Mills, Camden Co., North Carolina, on 25 Jul 1937 at age 19. 
Birth of Son22 Mar 1938 His son Dennis Leroy Culpepper Jr. was born on 22 Mar 1938.4 
1940 Census1 Apr 1940 Dennis was listed as a son-in-law in K. W. Holmes's household on the 1940 Census at Norfolk (city), Virginia.5 
Residence*May 1945 Dennis resided at Norfolk (city), Virginia, in May 1945.6 
World War II*between 1945 and 1946 He enlisted in Richmond (city), Virginia, and served in World War II between 1945 and 1946
(US Army.)6 
Marriage1971 He married Olie Mae Bailey at Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, in 1971.7 
Death of Mother30 Oct 1980 His mother Lillie Lavinia Deal died on 30 Oct 1980 at Suffolk (city), Virginia.1 
Death*5 Mar 1998 He died at Franklin (city), Virginia, on 5 Mar 1998 at age 80.1 
Obituary*7 Mar 1998 Dennis Leroy Culpepper Sr., 80, died March 5, 1998, in Southampton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Culpepper was a native of Hickory, Va., and was a son of the late Dennis Elisha and Lillie Lavina Deal Culpepper. He was an Army veteran and was retired from Franklin Equipment Co. Mr. Culpepper was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Franklin Moose Lodge 1573 and American Legion Post 73.
     He is survived by his wife, Olie Mae Bailey Culpepper; a daughter, Catherine Jane Capps of Manassas, Va; two sons, Dennis Culpepper Jr. of Denver, Colo., Wayne Culpepper of Elizabeth City, N.C; a stepson, Bob Holland of Portsmouth; a sister, Elsie Gaskins of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Wright Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward Johnson and the Rev. James Smith. Burial will be at Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the residence at 128 Country Club Road and suggests that memorial donations may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, 301 W. First Ave., Franklin, Va. 23851.6 
Burial*8 Mar 1998 His body was interred on 8 Mar 1998 at Southampton Memorial Park, Franklin (city), Virginia


Virginia Holmes (circa 1921 - )
Marriage*25 Jul 1937 He married Virginia Holmes at South Mills, Camden Co., North Carolina, on 25 Jul 1937 at age 19. 
ChartsHenry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Oct 2012


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 150, Sheet 3B, Family 39, South Norfolk (city), VA
    Denis E. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 27, Md, NC/NC/NC, Carpenter-House
    Lillie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, Md, VA/NC/VA
    Denis L. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 7/12, S, VA/NC/VA
    Harry J. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3/12, S, VA/NC/VA
    Edward Culpepper, Renter, M, Wh, 23, Md, NC/NC/NC, Conductor-Street Car
    Nellie Culpepper, Renter, F, Wh, 21, Md, VA/VA/NC.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Butts Road District, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 1, Page 15B, Family 303, Butts Road (24 Apr 1930)
    Lilly Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 36, wid, md@20, VA/VA/VA
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, VA/NC/VA
    Leroy Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Joseph Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Elsie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 8, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Edith Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 5, sng, VA/VA/VA.
  4. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Dennis Leroy Culpepper, Jr., (#40840). published March 17, 2013.
  5. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at
    Norfolk (city), VA, ED 114-50, Web Page 21 (15 Apr 1940)
    Lines 19-23, 115 14th Street
    K. W. Holmes, Head, M, Wh, 50, md, NC, 1935 in same place, Motorman/Public Utility Co
    Viola Holmes (r), Wife, F, Wh, 45, md, NC, 1935 in same place, Housework
    Sherlock Holmes, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, VA, 1935 in same place, Student
    Dennis Culpepper, Son-in-law, M, Wh, 23, md, VA, 1935 in same place, Truck Driver/Trucking
    Virginia Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, md, VA, 1935 in same place, Waitress/Restaurant.
  6. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Dennis L. Culpepper, published 7 Mar 1998.
  7. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at, 2005.
    Dennis Leroy Culpepper, Sr., White, Male, married Olie Mae Holland in 1971 in Pasquotank Co., NC.