Wilma Culp
Wilma Culp

Wilma Pearl Hairgrove Culp of Lampasas – who, with her husband, had owned and operated Agro-Tech Service Inc. for many years – died Dec. 25, 2018. She was 86.
The funeral service was held Dec. 29 at First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Buena Vista Cemetery near Timpson, Texas on Dec. 30.
Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas had charge of arrangements.
Wilma was born March 14, 1932 in Tenaha, Texas to Wilburn Newton Hairgrove and Pearl Elizabeth Burns Hairgrove. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1949 and from Shreveport Meadow Business College in 1950. 
She was employed through the years with The Shreveport Times, Esso Standard Oil Company, and Packard and Hudson auto dealerships in Shreveport, Louisiana. She also was an assistant to Dr. Calvin Miller, a Christian author and pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska.
Wilma married Paul Maxwell Culp on July 5, 1953, and they recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.
In 1982, Wilma and Paul moved to Lampasas and started their business, Paul’s Fertilizer Company, on FM 580 East. They had been in the fertilizer business previously in the Little River community of Bell County, where they owned Little River Ag-Chem.
In 1991, the Culps purchased a former implement and tractor dealership building on U.S. Highway 281 North and changed their business name to Agro-Tech Service Inc. where they served the agricultural community with products to improve crop yields. They also provided liquid cattle protein supplements and ranch services.
Paul and Wilma retired in 1996 after selling their business to their daughter and son-in-law.
Wilma was active in the Baptist church throughout her lifetime. She also enjoyed cooking, travel, ranch life and entertaining. She was a member of the Thursday Luncheon Club and Daughters of the Republic of Texas, along with other groups.
She is survived by her husband of Lampasas; son, David Wayne Culp and wife Martha of Robinson; daughter, Linda Culp Floerke and husband Benton of Lampasas; grandchildren, Rachel Culp Aguilar (Timm), Rebekah Culp Lopez, Sarah Floerke Gouak (Steve) and August Floerke (Brooke); and great-grandchildren, Josh Ely, Naomi Lopez, Lillian Culp and Madeline Pearl Gouak. 
Wilma was one of seven children. Other surviving family members include a sister, Frances Hairgrove McIntyre, and brothers Franklin Hairgrove and Bill Hairgrove. Many nieces and nephews also survive. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, JoNell Hairgrove Young, and by brothers Van Hairgrove and James Hairgrove.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 402 S. Key Ave., Lampasas, TX 76550.