June 6, 1933 - September 20, 2021
Mr. Lanary Ralph Culpepper was born on June 6, 1933 in Saginaw, MI, the son of Walter and Ruby Culpepper. Ralph made his transition on Monday September 20, 2021, and he was a residence of Buena Vista Twp. in Saginaw, MI. He was a Deacon and life long member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, a graduate of Saginaw High School, and a Korean War Veteran. He received an Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force. He began his career at General Motors as an hourly employee and was a member of the UAW. Through his hard work he became a Journeyman, and an Electrician until his retirement. Before and after his retirement he owned a small business doing electrical work and repairing appliances, Ralph also enjoyed working in his garden. Mr. Lanary Ralph Culpepper, leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 27 years Shirley Culpepper; four daughters and one son, Patricia Butler, Joycelyn Sanders, Saginaw, MI, Angela Sanders, Tuscaloosa, AL, Leslie Davis, and Lanary Culpepper Jr, Newport News, VA; grandchildren, Tiffany Davis, Lynelle Kim (TY)Christopher Culpepper, Travis Culpepper, Dequincy Hall, Destiny Hall, Jamichal Sanders (Tailor), Yvonne McLemore and John McLemore; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jaiden, Alex, Kennedi, Devi and Kailor; sisters-n-law, Anita Morgan, Barbara Bright, Pamela Avery, Valerie Morris, all of Houston TX and Edna Culpepper, Lancaster, TX; brothers-n-law, Richard Avery and Michael Avery, Saginaw, MI; As well as many other loving nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Mr. Culpepper was preceded in death by his sons, Lionel Culpepper and John McLemore; grandsons, Richard V. Butler and Marcus A. Davis; granddaughter, Regina McLemore; parents, Walter and Ruby Culpepper; brothers, Millard, Eldridge, Richard, Robert, Charles “Ray” Raymond, and Russell; sisters, Lamuriel, Bernice, Barbara, and Brenda; first wife, Leora Culpepper “Red Top”. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Chaku, Dr. Hughes, Nurse Diane and Covenant Harrison ICU. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Evans & Browne's Funeral Home, 441 North Jefferson Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48607. Pastor Lafayette Simpson will officiate with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3210 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601. Friends may call at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 3309 Bundy Street Saginaw, Michigan 48601, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mr. Lanary Ralph Culpepper was born on June 6, 1933 in Saginaw, MI, the son of Walter and Ruby Culpepper. Ralph made his transition on Monday September 20, 2021, and he was a residence of Buena Vista Twp. in Saginaw, MI. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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