Troy Lee Culpepper, 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 20, 2021. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in the Abilene City Cemetery.
Troy was born May 1, 1928 in Jacksboro, Texas to his parents, Alonzo and Ruth Culpepper. He attended and graduated from Demonstration High School of North Texas Teachers College. After high school he attended Draughn's Business College in Dallas, Texas. Troy then went on to receive his Bachelors from Hardin Simmons, his Bachelor of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and a Doctor of Theology from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a Southern Baptist Pastor and pastored several churches which include the following FBC Argyle TX, Reavilon Baptist Church in Greenville, TX, FBC Linden TX, FBC Haskell TX, FBC Kaufman TX, Pleasant Grove Baptist in Texarkana TX, and North Baptist in McKinney TX. He also was an interim pastor for just as many Churches which include the following, FBC Haskell, FBC Stamford, FBC Rotan, FBC Seymour, FBC Throckmorton, FBC Munday, FBC Knox City, FBC Munday, FBC Aspermont, FBC Burkburnett, and FBC O'Brien.
Troy also volunteered his time to various organizations which include, Chairman to secure Blood Bank for Haskell County Hospital, on the committee to secure property to construct Kaufman Presbyterian Hospital, First Vice President of Brazos West Economic Development Corp, a volunteer for Southern Baptist Annuity Board, and was on various committees for local, state, and National Southern Baptist organizations. Troy loved the Lord and wanted to lead as many people to know and have a relationship with the Lord as he could. He has fought the good fight, he has finished the race and he has kept his faith along the way. He has left a legacy that will carry on for generations to come.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Kay Miller Culpepper; his son, Robert Lee Culpepper; and his brother, Harold Lloyd Culpepper.
Troy is survived by his wife, Juanda Culpepper; his son, James Culpepper and his wife, Irene; granddaughters, Katie Sizemore and her husband, Justin, and Melissa Culpepper.
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