CODY ERIC CULP, 18, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Battle Creek, Mich. died suddenly ear ly Saturday Morning, Feb. 23, 2013. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich. on May 5, 1994 the cherished son of Eric K. and Anngil L. (Penney) Culp. "A very loving and caring young man, Cody, through his sense of humor and jokes, always tried to make people smile no matter the situation or how he was feeling. He loved spending time with his family and friends and he had an immeasurable love for his brother and sister. Cody enjoyed skateboarding, music and playing video games." He is survived by his parents, Eric and Anngil Culp of Fort Wayne; his brother, Riley Culp; his sister, Leah Culp; grandparents, Keith and Mary Culp, Connie Benson and Roy (Susan) Penney; his special-uncle, Nigel (Tara) Penney; great-grandmothers, Suzanne (Bill) Biltz, Lola Mae Culp; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services to celebrate Cody's life is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, Mich. Father Francis Marotti officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the funeral home where the scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ or to the Safe Spot Skate Spot c/o the Rob Dyrdek Foundation. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Cody may be placed at

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 25, 2013