Mr. Culbert-son was born April 11, 1932, in Bloomfield, Mo. As a young man, he served with the U.S. Air Force as a bombardier during the Korean War.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff, and was a thirty-second degree Mason. He had retired as a lineman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mr. Culbertson enjoyed walking, reading, guns, and collecting eclectic items.
In 1957, he married Katherine Smith in Aberdeen, Miss. She preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2004.
Survivors include two children, a daughter, Cindy Million and husband, Dean; a son Jeff Culbertson, and wife, Sandra; one granddaughter, Lauren Lady; and one great-grandson, Tristan Lady, all of Poplar Bluff; and a sister, Helen Brockmire and her husband, Dan, of Washington State.
His parents, Chesley O. and Ruth (Cozart) Culbertson also preceded him in death.
Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, with a Masonic Service following at 4 p.m. at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff.
A graveside service with full military honors will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff with Rev. Kenneth Gaines officiating.