|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 2007|
The Courier News, Russellville, ARó Wednesday, March 21, 2007
A.C. Culpepper, 87, of Kennett, Mo., died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
Known by his family and friends as "Cully," he was born on June 2, 1919, in Fort Smith, Ark., son of Harry Christopher and Dillard London Culpepper. He was a veteran of World War II having served in Normandy and Rhineland as a Platoon Sergeant. He received two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart.
He married Annette Davis from Russellville on July 2, 1943, who survives. They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. The couple's first years of marriage began in Charleston, Mo., where he worked for National Compress & Warehouse, a Davis family business.
In 1951 they moved to Texas, first living in Waxahatchie and later moving to Hillsboro where they resided for nearly 25 years where he worked for Exporters & Traders out of Waco as a general manager. During their time in Hillsboro, he was president of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, chairman of the Board for the First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, and very active with the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1974 they moved to Kennett, Mo., where he was on the Board of Dunklin County Compress, serving as president at the time of his death.
Survivors also include his children, Art Culpepper and wife, Charlotte, of Stamford, Texas; Bob Culpepper and wife, Lana, of Colorado City, Texas. Grandchildren include Michael, John, Rob, Richie, Brady and Laci; great-grandchildren include Canden, Payton, Justin and Larissa. He is also brother-in-law to Katherine Sutherland Nelson of Charleston, Mo., and uncle to Sandra Harper, of Paragould, Ark.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at McDaniel Funeral Home at Kennett, Mo.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Kennett, Mo., or a charity of choice.
Harry Christopher Culpepper (1880 - 1951)
Dillard London Culpepper (1890 - 1970)
Harry William Culpepper (1918 - 1980)*
Arthur Crawford Culpepper (1919 - 2007)
Created by: Terry Rasberry
Record added: May 31, 2010
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