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George Culp

December 25, 1947 — December 31, 2022

George Herman Culp, 75, of Concord, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at his home in Concord next to his loving wife. He was a beloved husband, father, papa and friend who left an impact on anyone he met.

He was born December 25, 1947, in Salisbury to the late Herman Rudolph Culp and the late Gertrude Addie Bassinger Culp.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Harris Culp; his son, Heath Culp and wife, Emilee; his son, Nick Culp; and his daughter, Katie Johnson and husband Dustin, all of Concord. His favorite title was Papa to Vallarie, Kinsley, Gentry and Campbell, all of Concord. His favorite canine companion was his schnauzer, Schwartz.

Originally from Kannapolis, he graduated from A.L. Brown High School in 1965. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1967-1971. He then attended Wingate University, RCCC and Montreat College, where he held an MBA. His career in textiles concluded at Cannon Mills/Fieldcrest-Cannon/Pillowtex, where he was the Corporate Director of Information Technology. He retired in 2017 from Practical Software Solutions, where he served as Controller.

He was an active and vital member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Concord, where he sang in the choir and served as elder and treasurer.

Influenced by his father, he joined the Lions Club at an early age. He was passionate about their motto, “We Serve,” and he certainly lived up to it through his service for others on a daily basis. He joined the Towel City Lions Club, where he held many leadership positions. In 1986, he transferred to the Concord Lions Club, where he served as President multiple years, as well as treasurer. He also acted as the American Flag Display Coordinator, organizing over 600 flags to be displayed around the community on every national holiday. He served as the NC Lions, Inc. State Chair of the Public Information/Education Committee and the State Chair of Information Technology for Multiple District 31. He loved telling jokes and making people laugh as both the club and state Tail Twisters. Within his district, he served as Brighter Visions, Camp Dogwood, Information Technology, Tissue Donor, Region and Zone Chairs. He received many awards in his lifetime for his service, including Lion of the Year several times. Other recognitions include Melvin Jones Fellow, Progressive Jack Stickley Fellowship, William L. Woolard - Partner-in-Service, Sid Scruggs Beacon of Hope Lighthouse Level, Key Member, Club President Excellence Award, International President Certificate of Appreciation and District 31-E Lion of the Year (Ben Foreman Award). In 2017, he had the distinct honor of serving District 31-I as their District Governor. His Lions philosophy is one he wore proudly: Be A Lion Daily (BALD).

The family will receive friends in the sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 8, from 1:00-3:00 PM. The church is located at 731 Union Street South, Concord, NC. The funeral service will follow at 3:30 PM, officiated by the Reverend Dr. Scott Simpson.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Covenant Presbyterian in Concord or NC Lions, Inc. PO Box 39 Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com

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Visitation

Sunday, January 8, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Covenant Presbyterian Church

731 Union St S, Concord, NC 28025

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Covenant Presbyterian Church

731 Union St S, Concord, NC 28025

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