Carl E. Culpepper

August 5, 1931December 23, 2018
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Carl Edwin Culpepper, 87 of Texarkana, TX. passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was born August 5, 1931 in Texarkana, AR. Carl graduated from Texas High School in 1949 and attended Texarkana Junior College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwestern University in George Town, TX. Carl also received a graduate degree from North Texas University in 1958. Carl served in the United States Army in the Korean War where he was a clinical psychologist at Fitz Simmons Hospital in Denver, CO. Carl was a member First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR. where he was a member of the New Covenant Sunday School Class and also served as chairman of the finance committee and a life member of the Administrative Board; active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and was named outstanding member in his early active years; president of volunteers service organization; served as president of Texarkana Retired Teacher Association and served on the Texas Board of directors for many years. He was a founding member of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, charter member of T.R.A.C.H. and TEX REP.

His career of 35 years began at Texas High School teaching Algebra and Geometry. His psychology experience prepared him for the counselor position at Pine Street Junior High School. Carl was assistant principal at Pine Street Junior High School and retired as assistant superintendent.

Carl married Nona Eagle Culpepper on November 22, 1956 in Prescott, AR. They were married for over 62 years.

Preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Nola Culpepper, brother Wilbur Goza and a sister Marie Braswell.

Survived by his wife Nona Culpepper of Texarkana; two daughters and son-in-law Carla Kathryn Narens of Huntsville, AR. and Caren and Ronnie Poole of Texarkana; three grandchildren Jennifer and Todd Thomas of Huntsville, AR., Alex Narens of Texarkana, Mitchel Poole of Texarkana and five great grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews and host of other family and friends.

Family will have a 1 P.M. Thursday private graveside at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 2 P.M. Thursday, December 27, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR. officiated by Rev. Jaimie Alexander.

Family will have a reception in the First United Methodist Church Cabe Center following the 2 O'clock memorial service. All services are entrusted to East Funeral Home-Downtown.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR. or the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be left at


  • Hugh and Nola Culpepper, Parents-deceased
  • Marie Braswell, Sister-deceased
  • Wilbur Goza, Brother-deceased
  • Nona Culpepper, Wife
  • Carla Kathryn Narens, Daughter
  • Caren and Ronnie Poole, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Jennifer and Todd Thomas, Granddaughter and husband
  • Alex Narens, Grandson
  • Mitchel Poole, Grandson
  • Plus five great grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews and host of other family and friends



  • Celebration of Life Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Family and friends gathering following Celebration of Life Memorial Service Thursday, December 27, 2018


  • Burial

Carl E. Culpepper

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Marilyn King

January 15, 2019

Mr, Culpepper was my Algebra teacher at Texas High School. I graduated in 1956. He was a terrific and very patient teacher.
My condolences to Mrs. Culpepper and the family

Bobbie Andrews

December 27, 2018

Rest in peace to a favorite cousin just 12 days older than I. I have happy memories of our growing up years. Also, enjoyed family visits after we both had families of our own.

Sending my love and prayers to Nona, Carla, Caren and all the family! May God give you comfort and peace.

Bobbie Andrews
(Mrs. Harold Andrews)

Winford & Annette Dunn, Jr.

December 26, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God grant you peace in the days ahead.
Our prayers and sympathy are with you and yours.

Pat Garland

December 26, 2018

Mama Nona & family,
Words cannot express the pain of your loss. I am one of the lucky ones to have known Mr. C. How generous of God to have shared one of his treasured possessions with us. May the love of God, family and friends be comfort to your heart.

Love & Hugs,

Cathy Wallace

December 25, 2018

Culpepper Family,

Mr. Culpepper was a good counselor and principal at Pine Street Junior High.
May God's peace and comfort be with you!

In Christ's love,

Cathy Horrocks Wallace

Tom Lester

December 24, 2018

Rest In Peace my old friend ! It was an honor and privilege to have known you.