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 Joseph Purvis Culpepper

Joseph Purvis Culpepper

Birth
Lena, Leake County, Mississippi, USA
Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 84)
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Leake County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 100027555 · View Source
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A well known businessman and entrepreneur, Joseph Purvis Culpepper, born May 5th, 1928 at Lena, MS passed away at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS at the age of 84. Born to Joe Culpepper and Susan Viola James Culpepper, he is a graduate of Carthage High School class of 1948. He furthered his education at East Central Junior College and Mississippi State University graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Lafaye Newsom Culpepper and their children, Renee Culpepper, Alan (Scooter) Culpepper and Corine Culpepper. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Eric Lutts, Luke Culpepper, Sarah Beth Pierce, and Mary Grace Pierce. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Lacie Culpepper.

Mr. Culpepper was an active member of the Carthage Church of Christ. He also was founder of Leake Academy where he served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1970-1982. He was an active member of the business community and owner of many businesses throughout his career, including C & S Furniture, Culpepper Mobile Homes, Culpepper Insurance Agency, Better Built Homes, American Family Housing, Nationwide Mortgage, C & D Enterprises and Budget Furniture. He also played an integral role in economic development in Leake County and strove to encourage the growth of the economic community.

In his later years, he was well respected and sought out by many young businessmen for his advise and expertise. He was an eternal optimist and rarely, if ever, voiced complaint or accepted defeat. He remained cheerful throughout his life and always greeted those he met with his unique jovial personality and a smile on his face. He was an original character and brought joy and laughter to those he encountered each day.

Mr. Culpepper had numerous accomplishments throughout his many years of life. For those that were fortunate to have known him, he will be fondly remembered. Funeral services will be held at Wilcox Funeral Home, located in Carthage, MS, on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Eddie Neal and Curtis Ferrell officiating. Pallbearers are Jim Culpepper, Jimmy Dale Howell, Dwight Robinson, Luke Culpepper, Seth Waggoner, and Dustan Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be George Whitten, Buddy Bond, Jimmy Bilbro, Ray Watkins, John Keith, Larry Sims, Dr. Greg Thaggard, Fabian Denato, Gerald Thomas, and Wendell Harrell. Graveside services will be at Carthage Memorial Cemetery.

Published in Clarion Ledger on November 2, 2012



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  • Maintained by: Jim Culpepper
  • Originally Created by: Betty
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100027555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Purvis Culpepper (5 May 1928–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100027555, citing Carthage Memorial Gardens, Leake County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jim Culpepper (contributor 47716080) .