He married Annette Davis from Russellville, Ark., 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, where he was on the Board of Dunklin County Compress, serving as president at the time of his death.
Survivors include his children, Art Culpepper and wife, Charlotte, of Stamford, Texas and Bob Culpepper and wife, Lana, of Colorado City, Texas. Grandchildren include Michael, John and wife, Mitzi, Rob, Richie, Brady and Laci and great-grandchildren include Canden, Payton, Justin and Larissa.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, March 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Private graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m., in Russellville, Ark.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Kennett or a charity of your choice.