Howard Calvin Culberson, 87, of Cleveland, Tn., died Saturday, May 5, 2012, in a local health care facility.
Born in Copper Hill, he joined the Navy at the age of 19. He served in the United States Navy during World War II on the Battleship USS Iowa, receiving an honorable discharge. After serving in the Navy, he came to live in Cleveland. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Disabled American Veteran of the Year award for the Bradley County Chapter. He was retired from DuPont and an avid UT football fan. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Emory and Siddie Armanda Culberson; brother, Lake Culberson; sisters, Ethel Chancey, Myrtle Corn, Wanda Cannon and Hazel Dockey; and grandson, Davey Holt.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne Culberson; daughters, Robin Fiveash of Cleveland, Leanne Fuller of Greenville, S.C. and Caroline (Bill) Holt of Lake City, Tn.; grandchildren, Joseph Fiveash, Amy Ledford, Alan Holt, Ryan Holt and Grant Holt; and several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Fike Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Alan Holt, Ryan Holt, Jason Ledford, Joseph Fiveash, Brian Culberson and John Ownby serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.
The family asks memorials be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.