Saturday, September 16, 2017

James H. Culp

James "Jim" Henry Culp of the Rockfish Community passed away September 14, 2017 at the FirstHealth Hoke Campus at the age of 86.

He was born in Jefferson County, Alabama on July 17, 1931 to the late Walter Leon Culp and Lillie Belle Arant Culp. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 2. Following his military service, he taught Junior ROTC in South Carolina. He also volunteered with the Rockfish Community Watch and the Hoke County 4-H and received the Governors' Volunteer of the Year Award. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bennie Lee Brock Culp; his brothers, Charles, Johnny, and Wayne; and his sisters, Lois, Dean, and Opal.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Ross Culp; his son, Gary and his wife, Katie; his grandsons, Edmund and his wife, Melissa, and Mark and his wife Jenna; and three great-grandchildren, Ian, Nate and Karsyn.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Rockfish.

The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.m following the visitation. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hoke County 4-H Campership Program, P.O. Box 578, Raeford, NC 28376.

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