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William (Bill) R. Culver

William (Bill) Roger Culver, 80 of Princess Anne MD died on Friday November 22, 2019 at PRMC. He was born December 7, 1938 to the late Roger and Mary Culver. Eighteen days after childbirth his mother passed away on Christmas Morning.He was raised along with his twin sister in a loving home by their maternal grandparents, Hargis & Mamie Hickman.

Bill graduated from Washington High School in 1956 and then joined the United States Navy. Bill finished his career in 1967 as a Personnelman 3rd Class Petty Officer. He then started his career with the United States Post Office, until he retired October 2, 1992. Bill joined the Princess Anne Lions Club in October 1971, was elected District Governor in 1993-1994 serving the 9 Eastern Shore Counties of Maryland, and remained life member. He was a member of Perryhawkin Christian Church and The American Legion. Bill was known for his witty sense of humor as well as the love he had for all people, especially his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Dorothy Culver, twin sister Barbara Culver Hill, sister Dorothy Hickman Rooks, Sisters- in-law, Paula Belote (Sammy), Charlotte Conniff, Jean Sturgis and Brother in-law George Johnson, as well as numerous special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements will be Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm with visitation from 12:30 -,2:00 pm at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. 11673 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, MD 21853 with Interment at Beechwood Cemetery (American Legion) 30782 West Post Office Road, Princess Anne, MD. Pastor Jeff Coalter will officiate. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Bill to Lions Vision Research Foundation at Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, P.O. Box 1714, Baltimore, MD 21203, c/o PDG Susan Timmons.

6 comments to William (Bill) R. Culver

  • joe schanno

    I am sorry to see the passing of Lion Bill. His intense dedication to public service through Lions Club was an example to all Lions of living our motto “We Serve.” To Bill and Dorothy I thank you for the training by example you gave as I followed the route after you to District Governor.

    Joe Schanno

  • Jennifer Roberts

    Dorothy,
    Don and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Jennifer and Don Roberts

  • Terry Belote

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awake in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.
    Mary Frye

    I love you Uncle Bill and will miss you always.

  • Doug Belote

    Uncle Bill, you will always be part of my every Christmas and Thanksgiving memory and many vacation and other favorite times. We shared a love of clothes and the beach.:)

    You were always kind and always reached out to people. You served your country, your family, your church, the Lions and, as their best employee, the U.S. post office. All of those night shifts – how did you do it!

    You personally sent cards for every occasion to let us know we were remembered. We will continue to remember and love you, always.

  • Tom Dykes

    Dot, I am so sorry to hear this news. Bill was always the life of the Dykes Family Reunions. Everyone looked forward to hearing more about his family tree project. He loved to learn more about the family roots and future. He will be missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and Hugs from the Northern Cousins. Bill will always be part of the Family Reunions.

  • Richard D Warren

    I just this evening learned that Bill passed away nearly two weeks ago. I am greatly saddened to learn of his passing. While I have not seen him for many years, I have fond memories of working with him through our associations with Lions Clubs. He was person of quiet but firm optimism and quick wit; a leader who led by example. My sincere, though belated, condolences to Dorothy and to his family and friends.

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