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Paul Maxwell Culp

September 18, 1931 — February 19, 2021

Paul Maxwell Culp died on February 19, 2021, at the age of 89 in Lampasas, TX.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Sneed Funeral Chapel with an opportunity to visit with the family following the service.  Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Buena Vista Cemetery in Timpson, TX.

Paul was born on September 18, 1931, in Leachville, Arkansas, to Bruce Culp and Rebecca Wallace Culp.  He was one of eight children.  He graduated from Green County High School in Paragould, Arkansas; Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, AR, and received his Master's Degree in Education at Texas A&M in College Station, TX.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1954.

While stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana, he met the love of his life, Wilma Pearl Hairgrove, in a First Baptist Church Sunday School class.  They were married on July 5, 1953, and continued happily worshipping together for 65 years!  They have two children, David Wayne Culp (Martha), and Linda Culp Floerke (Benton); four grandchildren, Rachel Culp Aguilar (Timm), Rebekah Culp Lopez, Sarah Floerke Gouak (Steve), and August James Floerke (Brooke); 6 great-grandchildren, Josh Ely, Naomi Lopez, Lillian Culp, Madeline Gouak, Hattie Gouak, and June Floerke.

Paul taught agricultural sciences at Axtell High School, Temple High School, and Cameron College in Lawton, Oklahoma.  He worked for Allied Chemical in Omaha, Nebraska, as a sales manager for feed and fertilizer.  Paul was the first Chairman of the Liquid Feed Committee of the American Feed Manufacturers Association.  He founded and operated Paul's Fertilizer and later Agro-Tech Service in Lampasas, Texas.  He enjoyed agri-business and serving local farmers and ranchers.  Paul and Wilma bought Buena Vista Ranch in Lampasas and loved raising calves and producing a good hay crop.

In addition to Wilma and their family, his other love was quail hunting.  He was never happier than when behind a German Shorthaired bird dog on a solid point.  He enjoyed raising, training, reading, and talking about bird dogs!  Paul is survived by his children and grandchildren; sister, Wanda Culp Prince; brother, Harold Culp, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, his parents, and sisters, Bernice Culp Lomax, Rebecca Culp Harkey, Mabel Culp Miller, and brothers, Bruce Culp Jr., and Don Culp.

Paul was always active in the local Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.  He also enjoyed volunteering with mission organizations such as Volunteer Christian Builders and Helping Hands.  The family extends our thanks to Dr. Mark Lane and the Lampasas Assisted Living staff for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to First Baptist Church, 402 S. Key Ave., Lampasas, TX, 76550

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Buena Vista Cemetery

, Timpson, TX 75975

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