Leland O. Culp


Reverend Leland O. “Neil” Culp, 81, Robinson, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020 at 1:35 EST surrounded by his loving family at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes. He was born in Hutsonville, on Sept. 30, 1939 to Chester Culp and Laura (Kenderdine) Culp. On Aug. 22, 1964 he married Sheryl Grissom, who preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2011. Leland was a 1957 graduate of Robinson High School and from there he went to Illinois College where he ran track and also played football. He enjoyed all sports but especially bowling and tennis in later years. One of his favorite things to do was to play cards with his family. Leland had been a pastor for 50 years as well as being employed at Hershey for several years. He served at the Mt. Tabor Church of God in Napanee, and 10 years at the Porterville Congregational Christian Church. He was also a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church. Upon retiring there were many occasions that Leland was called upon to officiate a funeral service for families in need of a Pastor. He was always more than willing to do so. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Walter “Skinner” Ahlbrand of St. Paul, Minn.; two brothers Cleon Culp, Willow Hill, and Delmar “Dee” Culp, Robinson; three sisters and brother-in-law Ava “Preach” Seaney, Robinson, Mary Wood, Morganfield, Ky. and Frances and Mike Dorn, Robinson, along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Sheryl Culp; son, Richard Culp in 1993; brothers, Larry Culp, Marlin Culp, Martin Culp and Lyle Culp; sisters, Treva Baud and Joy Mikeworth and two infant brothers and two infant sisters. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 29, 2020 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow the services in the Olive Branch Cemetery rural Martinsville. The family has requested that due to the Covid-19 mandates that everyone please wear a face covering while attending the services. Memorial donations may be made to the Olive Branch Baptist Church or the Porterville Congregational Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.