ROBERT LONZO CULVER, JR.
1922 AL – 2010 AL
Adamsville, Jefferson Co., AL—_____ July 2010
Robert L. “Bob” Culver, Jr., age 87, passed away July 7, 2010. Born July 13, 1922 in Hartselle, AL to Robert L. Culver, Sr. and Lelma Alford Culver, he moved to Adamsville in the late 1930’s and graduated from Minor High School.
Bob joined the U.S. Army in July 1944, was shipped overseas in 1945 and assigned to the famed 9th Armored Division. This division joined the immortals of the U.S. military history in March 1945 by its capture of the Ramagen Bridge. This victory established the first allied bridgehead over the Rhine River, allowing U.S. troops to enter Germany and hasten the end of the European War, thus saving countless lives.
For his service, Bob was awarded: The Combat Infantryman Badge, three Bronze stars, and two Presidential Unit Citations. The C.I.B. medal was his most cherished medal. Bob later joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve wing in Birmingham. He was called to duty March 10, 1951 during the Korean War.
Bob retired from U.S. Steel in July 1986 with 38 years service. He also began his real estate career in 1956 with Mr. Homer Nabors at Westside Realty Co. They handled sales of homes for many builders in the Forestdale-Adamsville area. He later purchased the company from Mr. Nabors, obtained his brokers license and formed Bob Culver Realty Inc. He devoted the last years of his real estate career to commercial sales, obtaining many locations for national chains.
In 1956, while attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he met Imogene Webb from Tarrant, AL. They were both enrolled in the same real estate classes. They celebrated 51 years of married life April of this year.
Bob was a member of Westwood Baptist Church and the Pastors Sunday School Class, which he enjoyed so much.
He was past Master of Adamsville Masonic Lodge #603 (now Metro-West # 927). He received his 50-year membership pin in 1994. He was also a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.
His survivors are his wife, Imogene “Jean” Culver; his daughter, Jeri Dawn Culver Richardson and husband, Richard C. Richardson, West Point, MS; step grandson, Brian C. Richardson, Lake Mary, FL; nieces, Lynda (Jim) Harpman and Carol Odess.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Culver Wells.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 10 from 4- 6 P.M. at Crestview Memorial Funeral Home, Adamsville, AL. Funeral Services will be Sunday, July 11 at 2 P.M. from Crestview Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Potts, Dr. Cecil Sewell and Rev. Charles Click officiating. Military Honors will be graveside at Forest Hills Cemetery following the service.
Our loved one was a devoted son, special brother, loving husband, and the best daddy in the world. He will remain in our hearts forever.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cmgfh.com. Crestview Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.
We included the obituary of his grandfather, Alfred L. Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.
His Alford lineage, from his mother: Lelma Lee 1901 AL2, Alfred L. 1867 AL3, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL4, Pleasant Miller 1818 AL5.