Moody Manning Culpepper

Published 9:41 am Thursday, April 28, 2016

Moody Manning Culpepper passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He had battled Parkinson’s disease for many years. He was 80 years old.

Moody was born in Meridian Nov. 1, 1935, to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Culpepper. The family moved to Macon, where he graduated from high school.

He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958.

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Moody graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in civil engineering. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 30 years. He was a registered professional engineer.

He was a longtime resident of Vicksburg and a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and was a member of Faith in Practice Sunday School Class.

He served as president and was on the board of directors of the Vicksburg and Warren County Historical Society, and on the executive board and as president of the local National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees. He served as damage assessment supervisor for the local Red Cross and was on the Fisher Ferry Water District Board and served as president. He was a member of the Lions Club.

For many years, Moody was a very dedicated scout leader. He was on the Boy Scouts of America Troop Committee of Troop 105 and served as Troop 102 committee chairman. He was a district commissioner of the Andrew Jackson Council. He also served on the Mississippi Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of America.

Moody actively supported MSU in many ways. He served on the MSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors. He was on the Warren County Alumni Board of Directors, where he served on many committees and as president.

His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beth Culpepper; his sister, Patricia Schiffbauer; his children, Gay Drake (Joe) and Mike Culpepper (Joe McDermott); and his granddaughter, Anna Drake.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Lynnda Whittington, and brother Don Culpepper.

Funeral services will be at First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

The family requests that memorials be given to First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg, Boy Scout Troop 102, or a charity of choice.