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In Memory of

Virgil Culp

June 5, 1950 - June 18, 2017

Obituary


On this day, Sunday June 18 of two thousand and seventeen, being it is the third Sunday - we can call it Father's Day in the good ol' U.S. of A. For likely the majority of us this day is claimed to be a joyful time when families crowd together to commemorate our own home-front hero's, our Dad's. Those strong and humble family servants who essentially sacrificed more than we will ever know, neither will they likely ever admit, all for the sake of family. Many are unaware of the tradition that originally begin this...

On this day, Sunday June 18 of two thousand and seventeen, being it is the third Sunday - we can call it Father's Day in the good ol' U.S. of A. For likely the majority of us this day is claimed to be a joyful time when families crowd together to commemorate our own home-front hero's, our Dad's. Those strong and humble family servants who essentially sacrificed more than we will ever know, neither will they likely ever admit, all for the sake of family. Many are unaware of the tradition that originally begin this celebration. It was actually a day that signified loss and grief to many back in the early nineteen-hundreds when a large group of men died in a mining accident.

The loss of Virgil Culp Jr. today stirs so many of those intentional emotions that branded this day that we would normally find our self celebrating. But O' what a man to be able to claim this day to be with the Lord! Not just any man could do it, only Virgil, he gave fatherhood a whole new meaning, essence, and legacy. Until his last breath was made, Virgil was extending and refining this humble art of being a Dad. With his family all around him, because that's how he modeled and raised them, Virgil is now in Heaven, celebrating with loved-ones - pain free. Virgil was a fighter, to say the least. His last 9 months on earth had not been easy. So many in and out, week on and week off, ongoing visits to the hospital due to heart complications. What his family would have given to be able to have him lay back in his chair, sip on his ice-cold Diet Dr Pepper, pop in some good ol' chewing tobacco when no one was looking, all while watching his western movies as he routinely checked in to the ongoing commotion and conversations of the family that loved him dearly. What a family man, what a dad, and now his role expanded that much more - he's with God and forever in our hearts.

Virgil Culp Jr was born in Falfurrias, Texas on June 5, 1950. He leaves behind his beloved wife Rosalie, and their two sons Kenny & Michael, and daughter Casandra - who any can say honored and adored their Dad. There are numerous other in-laws, grandchildren, and extended family and friends who will miss the presence of Virgil Culp Jr. but, rest assured he made it his legacy to be demonstrated and modeled for generations to come. So if you haven't had a chance to really know family, his family is always willing to extend you the same courtesy.