Services with full military honors for Will Culbertson will be 3 p.m. July 10 in the Historic Salado Methodist Chapel with Lara Whitley Franklin, officiating.
William N.C. Culbertson was born to Hallie and Clyde Culbertson Sr., on May 3, 1948 in Rock Hill, SC.
He passed away at his home in Salado on June 28, 2016 surrounded by his family
After graduating from high school he earned a PhD by the age of 25 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He married Carol Briggs on June 13, 1986.
The Culbertsons have lived in Salado for more than 20 years.
Culbertson was a member of the Masonic fraternity for more than 30 years. He belonged to the Salado Masonic Lodge #296 for 20 years and twice served as the Master of the Lodge. He also served several years as its Secretary. He was awarded the Golden Trowel, which is the highest award that a Lodge may bestow on one of its members.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Salado, where he volunteered for as many projects as his schedule could hold, including “The Texas ramp project.”
He served in the Army for 30 years. He retired as a Colonel.
After his Military service he went to work for the Department of the Army as a Training Analyst and retired this year (2016)
He authored the first instructional manual for the Department of Defense National Simulations Center.
Prior to coming to Salado, Culbertson was a volunteer police officer in Roeland Park, Kansas.
Culbertson is survived by his wife Carol, his daughter Shannonn Culbertson-Bennett of Temple and his son Shawn Culbertson of Georgetown. He is also survived by his brothers Clyde (Bud) Culbertson, Jr. of Buford, NC and Tom Culbertson, of Omaha, Nebraska.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Saife, Nathan, Trent and Lainey Culbertson, all of Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.