In Memory

Deany Culpepper

Deany Culpepper

Marion Dean Culpepper
July 29, 1953 - June 30, 2015

Dean Culpepper passed away June 30, 2015. He was born July 29, 1953 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Charles and Ruby Culpepper. 

As a young man, Dean was a member of DeMolay. He attended Grand Prairie High School where he played Alto Sax in the band and played in the Jazz Band. In 1971 he graduated and began working for Cardinal Health Co. After 15 years he left and began working as a truck driver for Pat Salmon and Son Co.  Dean met Cheryl Abney through several mutual friends and they were married April 29, 1983.  Dean was a fun-going man who enjoyed life. He would go fishing and was a avid sports watcher. His favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavs. Dean was a member of Grand Prairie Family Church and the Grand Prairie High School Alumni.

Dean was very supportive of his family. A true family man, he never missed any activities his children and grandchildren were in. When they would have to travel out of town for a competition he would pack the whole family and drive. He also found a way to make every trip a fun family vacation.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles Culpepper Sr. and Ruby Powell Culpepper.  He is survived by his wife Cheryl Culpepper; children Kim Taylor and her husband Randy, Larry Griggs, Aaron Culpepper, Amy Culpepper; grandchildren Alyssa McCarley, Randall W. Taylor II, Tiffanye Taylor; siblings Charles Culpepper II, Sharon Culpepper, Paul Culpepper and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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07/02/15 08:38 AM #5    

Eddie McBride

Sorry to hear about Deany's passing, an old close friend and running buddy.  It has been a long time Phil, and I also can't make the service but will remember Deany and his family in our prayers.  Had to chuckle when Mike remnded us of Cockylocky, Deany fit that nickname so well -- rest in peace my friend.

07/02/15 11:23 AM #6    

Paul May

Deany always had a smile on his face and was truly a friend to everyone he encountered at GPHS.

We were not close, but I always considered him a friend. Prayers for the family.

RIP Mr. Culpepper

07/02/15 11:26 AM #7    

Marla Fee (Bull)

So sorry to hear of Deany's passing.  And sorry you boys have lost your buddy, but glad you have great memories.


07/03/15 01:22 PM #8    

James Basham

My deepest sympathy !! So sorry to hear this!!! I wish we would have remained closer over the years.  Life seems to get in the way. You will be truly missed.    Your friend Jimmy Basham

07/03/15 07:35 PM #9    

Connie Fox, Jr.

Sorry to hear about the loss of a band member and classmate. May God give all of the family members peace 

07/05/15 02:48 PM #10    

Tim Ford

I was saddened to hear about Deany's passing. He was a friend for many years. I could always depend on laughing with Deany. We spent so much time sitting in front of Western Auto, eating, and just driving around. Sorry that time and life moved between us. Prayers for his family as they deal with his loss. God Bless--Tim Ford

07/06/15 04:36 PM #11    

Phil Bailey

It saddens me to hear the news of Deany's passing.  I have the fondest memories of Deany's great sense of humor and jovial personality!  Very sad news and I offer my sincerest prayers and condolensces to the Culpepper family and friends.  God Bless you all and R.I.P. Deany!

07/07/15 02:41 PM #12    

Bill Lyda


Yes I remember our nights we all set in front of Western Auto. Many of nights we all had our drag racing out at 111 or where ever we could find to race. Those were the good old days.  Sorry that I lost contact with Deany and all my friends. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Bill Lyda


07/07/15 03:58 PM #13    

Debbie Hendricks (Robertson)

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. 

07/08/15 11:44 AM #14    

Marty Beebe (Faulkner)

I will forever remember Deany as one of the kindness and happiest guys in our graduating class.  There was a special light around him that drew people to him.  Praying God will wrap His arms of comfort around his family and friends.

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