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Joseph "Joey" Crawford Culp, Jr.

Joseph "Joey" Crawford Culp, Jr.
  • October 7, 1965 - March 10, 2018
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • First United Methodist Church
    12 21st Avenue
    Isle of Palms, SC 29451
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • First United Methodist Church
    200 W. Gay Street
    Lancaster, SC 29720

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“I just learned of Joey's death today. I knew him from many insurance inspections. He was always so happy and willing to do anything that made my job...Read More »
1 of 64 | Posted by: Donna Hiers - acquaintance

“My heart is so saddened by the loss of Joey. Who could ever forget that beautiful face and personality. I can still see him walking into the salon...Read More »
2 of 64 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so sorry to hear about Joey. He was always so friendly, easy to laugh with, well-mannered and handsome!! I am living back in Mom's house...Read More »
3 of 64 | Posted by: Micki Parker - Lancaster, SC

“I only met Joey in January and felt like I knew him. He talked to my husband and I for an hour or two while fixing our roof. I am devistated. I...Read More »
4 of 64 | Posted by: Theresa Zimmerman - Summerville, SC

“Thinking of you all. Joey was such a special young man. He nicknamed me RaRa a name that has stuck. My son Mike and his wife Alesha call me RaRa. I...Read More »
5 of 64 | Posted by: Robin Brackett Gainey Hunter - SC

“For the past several nights I have been having pleasant dreams about Joey and his family not knowing of his death until this morning when I read the...Read More »
6 of 64 | Posted by: Mark S. Taylor - Windsor, CA

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7 of 64 | Posted by: Mark S. Taylor - Windsor, CA

“Ginger & Joe, I was so hear about Joey. As you know, he helped with the updating of our Partridge Hill home. Always a gentleman to me, my son and a...Read More »
8 of 64 | Posted by: Laura Shealy - Fort Mill, SC

“We are very sad to hear about Joey. We always looked forward to seeing him when he visited I.O.P. We laughed with him and always enjoyed his...Read More »
9 of 64 | Posted by: Bob & Diane Caseella - Charlotte, NC

“I am sorry to hear of Joey's passing. He was one of my star pitchers when I coached baseball. He was easy to coach and easy to get along with. ”
10 of 64 | Posted by: Claude Sinclair - Lancaster, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss! It has been years since I had seen Joey but always thought he was a great person! I met him at the lake with my mom ...Read More »
11 of 64 | Posted by: Kelley Boone - Kersahw, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Joey was a dear friend. I will never forget the fun we had living close to each other on Sherwood Circle. We would...Read More »
12 of 64 | Posted by: Courtney Smth Belk - Lancaster, SC

“Joey had a million dollar personality that brought smiles to the faces of everyone he encountered. I can see that blond hair bouncing up and down now...Read More »
13 of 64 | Posted by: Leslie Ferguson Sinclair - SC

“Ginger, Joe and Shelly,I am saddened by our loss of a long time friend. Joey had much heart and care for all of us around him. I remember so many...Read More »
14 of 64 | Posted by: Tom Thomas - Chattanooga, TN

“I have such wonderful memories of him in first grade. He was such a cute little boy and just full of himself! I pray that God would heal your hurt...Read More »
15 of 64 | Posted by: Linda Bell - Lancaster, SC

“Dearest Joe, Ginger, Shelly and Michael,My heart and my love reaches out to you all in this very painful time of grief and loss. May Joey's love and...Read More »
16 of 64 | Posted by: Lori Love - Charlotte, NC

“Joe, Ginger, Shelley: Gabe and I are so sorry to hear of the death of your sweet and lovable son Joey. Prayers for your family's healing. ”
17 of 64 | Posted by: marsha and gabe purvis - SC

“Please accept our condolences. ”
18 of 64 | Posted by: John & Sherry Jones - SC

“Precious Ginger, Joe, and Shelley, My heart hurts for your unimaginable loss. I still remember Joey as that adorable little blonde who charmed...Read More »
19 of 64 | Posted by: Sonya Poole - Kershaw, SC

“Joe and Ginger,Joyce and I so sorry for you loss. It's been 40 years since I worked for with both of you but I can still see Woodrow shaking his...Read More »
20 of 64 | Posted by: Rick Crimminger - Lancaster, SC

“I am sorry to hear of Joey's death. He and I had the best time catching up on one of his recent trips to Lancaster. My condolences to his parents and...Read More »
21 of 64 | Posted by: Alice Willis - Lancaster, SC

“Sorry for your loss he was always fun in school ”
22 of 64 | Posted by: Octavia Scott - Lancaster, SC

“Dear GInger, Joe, and Shelley, Our hearts break for you! Joey was a very special person to us! We are so sorry! Helen, Steve, Jr and Brian ”
23 of 64 | Posted by: Helen Beckham WIlkinson - SC

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
24 of 64 | Posted by: Darrell & Sue

“Goodbye Dear Friend. Joey, you were definitely "a candle in the wind". No matter the situation or problem, you always managed to come through with a...Read More »
25 of 64 | Posted by: John Dobson - TRINITY, NC

“SO SORRY ”
26 of 64 | Posted by: SHERRY EDWARDS - lancaster, SC

“I am so sorry that your family is having to go through this. I remember Joey from our childhood days at First United Methodist in Lancaster. He was...Read More »
27 of 64 | Posted by: Amy (Collier) Gilbert - Irmo, SC

“I met Joey about a month ago when he came to my house to assess a roofing issue. He came back a few days later to take care of the problem. I could...Read More »
28 of 64 | Posted by: Stephanie Eassterling - SC

“I will never forget seeing Joey at the Edwards Scott house after church one Sunday and we talked about him coming to work with us. He always kept the...Read More »
29 of 64 | Posted by: Billy Snipes - Lancaster, SC

“Ginger and Joe,You and your family are in our prayers. Joey was a friend to all he met. He was a joy to work with. He truly will be missed. ”
30 of 64 | Posted by: Chris and Teresa Sims - Rock Hill, SC

“Joey and I attended school in Lancaster together. It is heart breaking to hear that he has passed away. Deepest Sympathy and prayers for his family...Read More »
31 of 64 | Posted by: Sharon McCowan - lancaster, SC

“Joey was a lifelong friend who loved people and loved to laugh. We shared many adventures over the years and I will truly miss him. To Joe, Ginger...Read More »
32 of 64 | Posted by: Bob McKeown - West Columbia, SC

“Ginger, Joe and Shelly I am so sad to hear of Joey's passing. I have the best childhood moped riding memories with Joey. Once when I ran into the...Read More »
33 of 64 | Posted by: Page Crenshaw - Columbia

“We met Joey while he was working at Culp Heating and Air, as we were real estate agents. We got to know Joey even better while he attended Second...Read More »
34 of 64 | Posted by: Libby Kirkley - Lancaster, SC

“Joey was our beloved neighbor and friend. From the day we moved in, he went out of his way to make us laugh and made sure we were always safe and...Read More »
35 of 64 | Posted by: Justine Purvis - North Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time! We are so sorry ! May warm living memories embrace you as you begin the grief...Read More »
36 of 64 | Posted by: Debbie Dunn - Lancaster, SC

“I was so saddened to learn of this! His aunt Linda is a dear friend of mine. I am keeping all of the family in my prayers that the Lord will keep you...Read More »
37 of 64 | Posted by: Nancy Smith - Sumter, SC

“Joe, Ginger and Shelly,It broke my heart to hear the sad news of Joey's passing.I remember when I first met Joey as he came back home from school and...Read More »
38 of 64 | Posted by: Rick Gainey - Lancaster - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Joey. Prayers for the family.May he Rest In Peace !!! ”
39 of 64 | Posted by: Randy Collins - Lancaster, SC

“Only known JOEY for a few short yrs but we connected right away, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS we talked all the time at the CRC and he would come have...Read More »
40 of 64 | Posted by: mark durgin - charleston, SC

“I've known Joey since we were in kindergarten together. I remember he always lived life to the max! It's sad to see another classmate pass. Peace and...Read More »
41 of 64 | Posted by: Will Stephenson - Simpsonville, SC

“Sympathy to the family of Joey Culp. ”
42 of 64 | Posted by: George Phillips - Little River

“Lifting up prayers for your family during this most sad and difficult time in your I had the pleasure of working with Joe and Joey on air...Read More »
43 of 64 | Posted by: Buddy and Sharon Horton - SC

“I worked with Joey here in Greenville. Sorry to wake up and see this. RIP Brother!!! ”
44 of 64 | Posted by: David Yearwood - Greenville, SC

“So sorry to hear this sad news. My children went to school with Joey. We all loved Joey. Prayers for family. ”
45 of 64 | Posted by: Sherry Williams - Surfside Beach, SC

“So sorry for your loss......Prayers ”
46 of 64 | Posted by: Margaret Roddey - Garden City, SC

“My prayers will be with all that loved Joey. I remember the first time I met him, that smile was contagious and he became a friend that day. I...Read More »
47 of 64 | Posted by: Susan Hunter Wallace - SC

“We have such warm and happy memories of Joey as one of the best neighbors we have ever had. What an enormous personality he had, and an even bigger...Read More »
48 of 64 | Posted by: Rob & Kim Allen - N Charleston, SC

“RIP My friend. May God hold you in his arms and May Jesus comfort your family. Jack& Dana Bryson class of 83 ”
49 of 64 | Posted by: Jack Bryson - Iron Station, NC

“Joe and Ginger and Shelley:We were distressed when Penny called us with the sad news of Joey's passing. We are very sad for your loss and know you...Read More »
50 of 64 | Posted by: Rosa and Jim Cherry - Kingstree, SC

“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
51 of 64 | Posted by: Bill Craig - Lancaster

“Prayers to the family. ”
52 of 64 | Posted by: LISA PENEGAR Kennington - SC

“Ginger and Joe my heart is broken for you both. Prayers for you all ”
53 of 64 | Posted by: Judy Summer - Little Rivet, SC

“Ginger and Joe my heart is broken for you both. Prayers for you all ”
54 of 64 | Posted by: Judy Summer - Little Rivet, SC

“I am so sorry to hear about Joey and for the pain you are feeling at his loss. Having lost my son, I am aching for you and have been lifting up...Read More »
55 of 64 | Posted by: Denise Phillips - Kershaw, SC

“SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF JOEY"S PASSING.HE ALWAYS HAD A HUGH SMILE AND A HUG FOR ME. I LOVED HIM. REST IN PEACE, MY SWEET FRIEND ”
56 of 64 | Posted by: BRENDA BROWN - LANCASTER, SC

“Joe and Ginger, We are so sorry to hear about Joey. He was always so much fun to be around. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherie and Berry...Read More »
57 of 64 | Posted by: Cherie Ellis - Heath Springs, SC

“I'm so sorry to hear about Joey. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
58 of 64 | Posted by: Margaret Hanna - Charlotte, NC

“So sorry for your loss very sweet person. ”
59 of 64 | Posted by: Melissa Easler - Lancaster, SC

“I can not even begin to tell you how sorry we are to hear about Joey. He was a sweetie that would do anything for you and loved all the little...Read More »
60 of 64 | Posted by: Debbie Avinger - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sad to hear of Joey's death. He was such a sweet and kind person that I will truly miss. Rest In Peace Joey. ”
61 of 64 | Posted by: Valorie Ghent - Lancaster, SC

“Go very sorry to hear about Joey's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤ ”
62 of 64 | Posted by: Bill and Marguetite Hegler - SC

“YOU WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY , GREAT CLASSMATE AND FRIEND !!!! ”
63 of 64 | Posted by: SCOTT Munn - Lancaster, SC

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences. Joey was a good friend of ours years back. We most recently talked with him not quite a year ago. It was...Read More »
64 of 64 | Posted by: Brent and Lesa Small - Lancaster, SC


Joseph (Joey) Crawford Culp, Jr. was born on October 7th, 1965 in Lancaster, SC to Joseph Crawford Culp, Sr. and Virginia (Ginger) Bennett Culp who now reside in Isle of Palms, SC. He is also survived by his sister, Shelley R. Culp, who lives in Fayetteville, GA with her partner, Dr. Michael E. Obenshain. Joey was previously married to Ms. Gina Brock of Columbia, SC. and they remained true friends. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Woodrow and Maggie Culp of Lancaster, SC and his maternal grandparents, Carl and Eva Mae Bennett of Kershaw, SC.

Joey graduated from Lancaster High School in 1983 and attended the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Following in his father's footsteps, he joined the family business his grandfather started, Culp Heating and Air. Working from the ground up, he was Project Manager, Estimator, and Salesman before the company was sold in 2002. Joey had the opportunity to work for William Snipes Construction before moving to Greenville, SC, to work for General Air Conditioning Service Corp. and later for J.H. Stewart Heating & Air. Deciding to live closer to his parents, he landed a job as an Inspection Manager for Charleston Roofs and Windows.

Joey never met a stranger; he would greet those he just happened upon with a big hello and stop to find out what type of day they were having and throw out a joke. He never hesitated to come to the aid of those who needed a meal, a couple of dollars, an attic cleaned out, a home repair, or, to provide a place for a nap and a compassionate and non-judgmental ear. His personality was big and unforgettable; he was loving, creative and adventurous. He loved all living creatures, the outdoors was his calling, and his mind soaked up all things historical. The one constant happiness in Joey's life was his rescue dog, Dodger, who went everywhere with him, either riding shotgun or resting in the nearby shade.

A Celebration of Life will be at 11am on Friday, March 16th at Isle of Palms First United Methodist Church, Isle of Palms, SC. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church - Isle of Palms, P.O. Box 807, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 or First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.