In Loving Memory of

Dorothy Culpepper Moore


On Thursday, April 29th, Dorothy Culpepper Moore, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 86 while residing at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Known by her friends as Dottie, she was born July 26, 1934 in Jacksonville, FL to Jack and Ellen Culpepper. Growing up, she lived in Inverness before moving to Palatka, FL. She went to Palatka High School and then attended the University of Florida where she studied Pharmacy following in her father’s footsteps who was a pharmacist and original owner of City Drug Store. While at UF, she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and she met the love of her life, William Thomas Moore, Jr. from Jacksonville, FL whom she married in September of 1956. Bill was a pilot in the Navy and then a commercial airline pilot with Eastern which allowed her to be a stay at home mother. Family was very important to Dottie and she was active in her children’s education, activities and sports. She and her husband lived in several cities before moving to Atlanta where they lived for 18 years prior to retiring in Gainesville, FL in 1988 to be close to their beloved Gators. She was a member of Eastern Airlines Pilots’ Wives Association, Gator Boosters, the Tip Off Club, the University of Florida Alumni Association and part of their Grand Guard Society. She loved to travel, and she and her husband traveled the country by air or in their luxury motor coach.

She is survived by her brother, Donald Culpepper of St. Augustine, FL, her sister, Susan Williams of St. Augustine, FL, her brother Bernie Culpepper of Jacksonville, FL, her three children; William T. Moore, III and wife Helen of Peachtree City, GA, Kathy Thorne and husband John of Winston Salem, NC, and Susannah Dawson and husband Charles of McDonough, GA, and six granddaughters: Susannah Ellen, Scarlett, Hannah, Charlotte, Bonnie, and Olivia.

There will not be a local service due to Covid and Dorothy will be interred with her beloved husband at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of:


725 NW 23rd AVE, Gainesville, Fl., 32609, 352-378-2528.

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4 Responses

  1. Carol Siggers at · Reply

    Dottie was such a elegant lady !!
    She loved her family !!!
    She will be missed!!!

  2. Debbie Dawson at · Reply

    Such a life well lived. Susannah, you had a wonderful role model and it certainly reflects in you. Her love of family, her soft spoken kindness, I see so much in you. I am sure the same is true if your brother snd sister. Loosing your mom is one of the hardest things to have to face. I hope all the family know that there are lots of prayers being lifted up for you all. Her job here is done snd she rest safely with God and will watch over each of you until you meet again. Love you.

  3. Patti at · Reply

    Just found out that Susannah lost her mother. All I can say is she raised a wonderful, kind, beautiful daughter. Rest In Peace.

    Patti Brown

  4. Heather Hagar at · Reply

    Was vacationing with my family in Crescent Beach and was reminiscing about my mom Patti Smoak White’s family friends, the Culpepper’s, who had a beach house on St. Augustine Beach. Patti always told us about spending summers with Aunt Ellen, Uncle Jack, Dottie and Donald. I remember being a young girl and visiting them at their beach house. My mom passed away about 3 years ago. A generation that will be missed. Please know we all send our love and condolences. I married Monkey Brannen’s son Greg and we have a 9 1/2 year old son, Grant. Much Love, Heather White Hagar

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