US Marine Corps


Ronald E Culpher Sr.

November 21, 1946 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 72)

Ronald Eugene Culpher Sr. was born on November 21, 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Delores Irene Culpher.  He departed this earthly life on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the V. A. Medical Center in Marion, Indiana.


He accepted Christ and baptized at an early age at Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. John Dixie.


Ron graduated from Central High School where he excelled in Track and Field. After graduation he took up a skilled trade in the electrical field and became a Journeyman. He was a member of Local #305.


Ron was a United States Marines veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.  He was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 148.  He was also a member of the VFW.


He loved reading books and playing Chess. In his free-time he enjoyed softball, bowling and rugby.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Irene Stephens Culpher; father, Junior Saunders; a daughter, Regina Culpher and grandson, Zhon Dance.


Ron leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Ronald E. Culpher II and Joshua Culpher; daughters, Reva Culpher and Malita Dance; longtime devoted special friend, Vickie Shelton; brothers, Bruce Culpher, Ricardo Stephens and Charles (Christine) Stephens; sister, Evang. Cheryl Story; aunts, Charlene Johnson and Helen Russell; uncle, Isaac “Hut” Stephens and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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