RICHARD CULP On December 17, 2013, Richard Lavern Culp went to be with His Lord and Savior quietly in his home surrounded by loved ones. Richard was born March 30, 1932 in Whittier, CA to parents Orlyn Lavern Culp and Garnette Louise Culp (Crawford). He is survived by his wife of 60 years (married March 29, 1953), Geneva P. Culp (McCallman), and their eight children and their spouses: Cynthia Ann Allen, Sandra Kay Cooprider, Pamela Joy Wolfenbarger, Elzie Lynn Culp, Jenny Louise Burch, Orlyn Lavern Culp II, Jill Elaine Whitehair, and James Lewis Culp. At the time of his death, Richard had 29 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters: Sharon Cornish and Donna Glidden and their families. Richard L Culp was a man deeply dedicated to his Faith in Jesus Christ, his love for Family, his enjoyment of USC Trojans Football (and all other things USC, Fight On!), his commitment to service as a member of: The Orchard Church (Chico, CA), the United States Naval Air National Guard, the Rotary Club (60 years), the Kiwanis Club, the Corning Union High School Board of Trustees, the Gridley Union High School Board of Trustees, and the California Farm Bureau (Butte County and State of California Past President). The depth of his Faith and character and his remarkable sense of humor carried him to his final hours. Richard will be dearly missed, but his Legacy of Faith and a life lived well will carry on through those he loved, mentored, encouraged, and inspired generationally and for eternity. Services will be held to honor the life and legacy of Richard L. Culp on Saturday, December 21 at 3 pm at the Evangelical Free Church of Chico. A private graveside service will precede the memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's honor can be made to the Red Bluff Sunrise Rotary Club or the Orchard Church of Chico.
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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 19, 2013