John Irving Culp

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John I. Culp of Midway, Ga., died Aug. 2, 2018. He was 76. Culp was born Dec 8, 1941, in Pineville, N.C., to Richard Sylvester Culp and Mary Edna (Short) Culp. Culp served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant First Class in 1986. After his military retirement, he attended St. Leo College and graduated magnum cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Later, he drove the military hospital bus between Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Gordon, Ga., for two years where he made many lasting friendships. From there he attended Correctional Officer Training School and began working as a Corrections Officer at the Georgia Coastal Correctional Facility in Pooler, Ga. He worked there for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Sylvester Culp and Mary Edna (Short) Culp, and his siblings - Richard Culp; the Rev. Dr. James Culp; Emma Washington; David Culp; Carrie Broome; George Culp; Fred Culp; Israel Culp; and the Rev. Monroe Culp.


He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Betty Ann Dowell Culp, and his children, Zena Mae Culp of Woodbridge, Va., Valerie Juanita Culp Morris (Carlos) of Dumfries, Va., Cyrus Christopher Culp of Manassas, Va., and Angelique Benita Culp Craig (Fredrick) of Montclair, Va.; his grandchildren, Brandon Morris and Jordan Morris of Dumfries, Va.; his sister, Edna Culp Washington of Charlotte, N.C.; his sisters-in-law, Osie Culp of Charlotte, N.C., Luvenia Smith of Charlotte, N.C., and Susie Portlock of Charlotte, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The Viewing:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E Oglethorpe Highway
Midway, GA 31320

The Wake:
Friday, August 10, 2018 – 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Big Pineville AME Zion Church
10562 Providence Road W
Charlotte, NC 28277

The Service:
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1 p.m.
Big Pineville AME Zion Church
10562 Providence Road W
Charlotte, NC 28277

The Repast:
Immediately following the service
Big Pineville AME Zion Church
10562 Providence Road W
Charlotte, NC 28277

The Burial:
Monday, August 13, 2018 - Noon
Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA. 22172