Wilbur A. Culpepper, 86, of 1503 Crescent Dr., Elizabeth City, NC died at his residence Saturday, December 22, 2007. He was born in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Luther B. Culpepper, Sr. and Glennor Murphy Culpepper and was the husband of Bessie Newby Culpepper. Mr. Culpepper was a retired rural mail carrier, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a former member of the B.P.O. Elks #856 and E.C. Lion’s Club. He served for many years as a BSA Scout Leader for Troop #153, also served as a member of the E.C. Housing Commission, and Pasquotank County Board of Elections. Mr. Culpepper served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Andrew (Andy) Culpepper and wife Sharon of Greenville, NC, and Lee Culpepper of Elizabeth City, NC; one sister, Glennor C. Carter of Tampa, FL, and a brother Luther B. Culpepper, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC. Also, surviving are three grandchildren, Hope C. Mewborne and husband, Jeff, Lisa C. Taylor and husband, Rob, and Sara C. Conway and husband Charles; seven great grandchildren, Travis Mewborne, Luke Mewborne, Andrea Mewborne, Matthew Taylor, Carly Conway, Andrew Conway, and Graham Conway. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Murphy Culpepper.
Memorial Services will be conducted Monday, December 24, 2007, at 11:00 AM in Twiford’s Funeral Home, Northside Chapel by Rev. Mike Frese. The family suggests memorial gifts be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907, or to one’s favorite charity. The family will be at their residence, 1503 Crescent Dr., Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 1115 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Culpepper family. To sign the online guest register, please visit www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences