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C. Richard Culp

December 22, 1920 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 97)

C. Richard Culp, 97, of Ford City, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Kittanning Care Center.

Born December 22, 1920, in Manor Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Jessie (Heilman) Culp.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II.

Mr. Culp was the owner of the former Richard Culp Trucking and Excavation Company.  He then drove truck for Breman's Trucking Company, where he hauled steel rolls from plant to plant for Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, and subsequently retired from PennDOT.

He was a member of  the Nittany Antique Machinery Association and collected toy tractors.

He survived by a son, Larry Culp of Kittaning; a daughter, Ruth (Ron) McKelvey of Kittanning; a brother, Carl Culp of Ford City; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, C. Jean (Yates) Culp; a son, James Culp; sisters, Julia Grimm and Martha Hogg; and brothers, Edward, Clair, and Merle Culp.

Friends will be welcomed in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m.  The Armstrong County Honor Guard will accord military honors after the service.  Interment will follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "The Dream Team" at Kittanning Care Center.

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