Oct 21, 1930 - Sept 12, 2013 NICOMA PARK Vernon "Hoot" Virgil Culbert, 82, of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma, passed away September 12, 2013, after a short fight with an aggressive lung cancer. He was born in Levelland, Texas, to Henry and Sarah Culbert. Vernon was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife, Jimmie Culbert; and three brothers, L.D., Joe, and Roland. He is survived by his son, Virgil Munsell; grandchildren, Brady and Cody; four great-grandchildren; nieces, Juanell, Rita Carol, and Sharon; nephew, Jim Culbert, his children, David and Mike; adopted family, Cathy, Dawn, Mark, and Savannah; and many friends. Vernon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with the 2nd Armored Division, "Hell on Wheels." He was proudly raised as a Master Mason in 1976 and was the Master of Del City 536 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in 1986. He joined Scottish Rite as a 32? Mason in 1997 and also joined as a Shriner. A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Paylor Family Funeral Care in Midwest City, OK. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, September 16 at Paylor funeral home, followed by burial at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler, OK. Vernon's family and friends would like to send a special thanks to the Carter Hospice team and Dr. Dennis Parker for the care and comfort they provided during the last few weeks.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 15, 2013