Gene Culp

Thomas Eugene “Gene” Culp, 90, a resident of Union City died Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Union City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive visitors from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Pete Quinton, David Abshire, Billy Reese, Ray Burden, Red Reese and Allen Nohsey.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Masonic Lodge No. 538, Order of the Eastern Star, No. 432 and the Obion County Civil Air Patrol.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Union City, son of the late Thomas Leonard and Annie Lovita (Forrester) Culp. He married the former Mary Ann Morrisette on May 23, 1948. She survives.
He was a retired Post-master for the US Postal Service and was a veteran of World War II, as a member of the US Navy and serving on the USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier.
He was a member of First Christian Church, where he served on the Board of Deacons. His first love was flying and he was a licensed private pilot, commercial pilot and instructor. He was a charter member of the Obion County Civil Air Patrol.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 438, and a 50-year member of the Knights Templar Commandery No. 29. He was also a lifetime member of the Goodwill Shriner’s Club and Al Chymia Shriners Club.
He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 432, Troy Lions Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 4862, and was a Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 55.
Culp is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and David Johnson of Union City and Carolyn and Richard Brown of New Port Richey, Fla.; a granddaughter and her spouse, Angela and George Regateiro of Port Richey, Fla.; two grandsons and their spouses, Bryan and Tammy Allen and Jason and Staci Allen, all of Union City; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Allen of South Fulton, Emme Allen and Madde Allen, both of Union City, and Andre Regateiro of Port Richey; a sister, Patsy Cunningham; and several nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.
Published 12.5.17

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