BELLE RIVE — Gary Wayne Culpepper Sr. passed away at 1:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Spillertown Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Shea officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City is in charge of arrangements.

Gary was born Aug. 26, 1952, in West Frankfort, the son of Roy and Louise (Shelton) Culpepper.

He married Arlowyne (Hubbell) on Jan. 26, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gary was an electrical engineer at Continental Tire and at the Prairie State Generating Company.

He was a member of the Spillertown Baptist Church and also a member of Sugar Camp Church of Belle Rive.

He is survived by his wife, Arlowyne Culpepper; one son, Gary Wayne Culpepper Jr.; one daughter, Jessica Culpepper; one stepson, John Cook and wife, Amber; one stepdaughter, Carlye Lill and husband, Scott; seven grandchildren; one brother, Gene Culpepper; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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