Benjamin S. Culpepper

Benjamin S. Culpepper

Suffolk, VA
11.11.1932 - 04.13.2017
Suffolk, VA

Benjamin Sullie Culpepper, 84, passed away on April 13, 2017. He was the son of the late James and Bessie Culpepper. Benjamin is predeceased by his brother Frank Culpepper and 2 sisters, George Anne Saunders and Jean Holland.

He was a loving father and husband. Benjamin was also an avid hunter and fisherman; he was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Salisbury, Maryland.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years Carolyn Culpepper of Suffolk; 4 children Chip Culpepper (Marilyn) of Chesapeake VA, Victor C. Culpepper (Wendy) of Kenner LA, Franklin L. Culpepper of Richmond VA, and Carol J. Zoller (Ray) of Charlotte N.C.; his sister Elizabeth Holland of Richmond; 8 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Lukes Health Foundation-Children Hospital 190 E Bannock Boise Idaho 83712 or Shriner’s Children Hospital 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa FL 33607. Condolences may be offered at


St. Luke's Health Foundation- Children Hospital
190 E Bannock
Boise, ID 83712
United States


Shriner's Children Hospital
2900 Rocky Point DR.
Tampa, FL 33607
United States


Our sympathy to Carolyn and the family. Sully and I were great friends in high school. We had many adventures together and I especially remember swimming in his pool with great happiness. He will be missed by many. Sincerely, Buddy Doughtie

Phil and Debbie Doughtie

Carolyn, Chip, Vic, Franklin and Carol Jane, I'm so sorry to hear of Sully's passing. I have so many fond memories of him. May God's love surround each one of you!
Love to you all,
Kathy Jo

Kathy Whitten

My sympathy to all the family. I was fortunate to have met Mr. Culpepper, as well and Mrs. Carolyn, while assisting in making travel plans for them. You always remember the people who were kind and considerate. Very sad to read of his passing.

Barbara (Church) Phippin

I knew Sullie for many years, going back to when he co-owned Northeast Brokerage. I was a buyer for Rocco Farms over in the Shenandoah Valley and I was one of Sullie's many customers. Over the years, I came to know Sullie, Reid and Suzy very well. Sullie always treated his customers as friends. He was respectful, easy-going and honest. He was a throwback to the times when the feed business was fun and when customers & sellers bonded true and lasting friendships. He was a stand-up guy. My heartfelt condolences to Carolyn and the rest of Sullie's family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Jack Alexander

Chip, I am so sorry about the loss of your father. I have been really amazed by the many stories Mark has told me about Sullie over the years. It appears he lived his life to the fullest and was a real avid sportsman. I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you go through this very difficult time.

Charlie Adams

Our sympathy goes out to all of Sullies family. We have known Sully for over 40 years, he was a great and wonderful person. Always positive, humorous and had good things to say about everyone. Sully gave me my first bird dog, which resulted in spending a lot of time hunting with him, and I must say that he was one of the best shots that I ever saw. I was also fortunate to have spent a lot of time fishing with him, it was never a dull moment. He took time to take our "kids" fishing, which meant a lot to them, they still remember the trips.

May God bless the entire family in this time of sorrow and need.
Gale and Debra Wilson

Gale Wilson

To all the family I am truly sorry for your loss. Sullie was a type of guy that would literally give you the shirt off his back, but Not only would he give it to you he would also enjoy the opportunity to do so. He was someone that I strive to be more and more like each day and he had a big impact on my life. I'm really going to miss all the conversations we had and how even on my worst days he knew just how to make me laugh. Sullie was just someone you couldn't not like. I will miss him a lot and never forget this man. I will continue to keep Carolyn, chip and the rest of the family in my prayers.

Mark Adams

I was so sad to hear of the passing of one of the most important male figures of my childhood and my only uncle. May God's peace, which passes all understanding, envelope Aunt Carolyn, my cousins and their families, and all of us who loved Sullie. I am confident that Jane was waiting to embrace him at the pearly gates.

Beth Adair Townsend

Dear Carolyn, Chip, Dr. Vic, Franklin, and C.J.,
It would take hours for me to tell you how Sullie impacted my life as well as my three sons. Especially for the older two , Matt and Dale, for them, He was like another Grandfather. Dale (#2) got to talk with him by phone the week before Sullie had the stroke. It was great because, Dale got a chance to thank him for all the great memories. (Hunting and Fishing) Dale had always told him that if he had a son, He would name him Benjamin. Matthew talked with him about a month ago and Sullie said, "He wanted to go crappie fishing", and Matt told him if he could come over He would take him. Sullie was a very kind and generous man and taught us all many things. May you find comfort in GOD'S HOLY WORD. Just as in the message of Easter, He has risen, and because He has risen and defeated sin and death, we will too.

Please know that Your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With sincere heart felt sympathy ,
Rocky & Joanne, Matthew & Michelle, Dale and Karen, Kyle and Lauren Abell,
and all the Grand Young 'ns.

Rocky & Joanne Abell

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