Lowell Culbertson

Obituary of Lowell "Butch" Culbertson

Kingsport – Lowell “Butch” Culbertson, 73 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Kingsport and retired from Mead Paper/Willamette, following 30 years of service, where he worked in maintenance. Butch was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam as an MP in the 504th. He was a member of the DAV and American Legion Hammond Post #3. Butch was a member of Willow Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruby Blankenbeckler Culbertson; sister, Jewel Clamon (2019); brother-in-law, Gary Miller (2004).


Butch is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Hamilton Culbertson; son, Rusty Culbertson and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Cortney Culbertson Cunningham and husband Michael, Chloe, and Charlie Culbertson; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Liam, and Ethan Cunningham; sisters, Janice Jones and husband Donnie and Garnetta Miller; brothers, Jim Culbertson and wife Nelda and Carl Culbertson and wife Cynthia; several nieces, nephews and, great-nieces/nephews; along with special cousins and friends.


In celebration of Butch’s life, the family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Monday, June 22, 2020 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport. During this time, if anyone would like to share a story about Butch’s life, please feel free to do so. Casual dress is fine.


A military graveside service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery with American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 conducting the rites. The Color Guard will serve as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:45 pm.


Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.


Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Culbertson family.


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Receiving of Friends

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 22, 2020
Carter-Trent Funeral Home - Kingsport
520 Watauga Street
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

Military Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Mountain Home National Cemetery
53 Memorial Avenue
Mountain Home , Tennessee, United States