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PRINCETON, WV Thomas Jerrell Turpin, 64, of the Kirby Addition, Princeton, died peacefully early Friday morning, April 13, 2018 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born April 6, 1954 in Bluefield, he was the son of the late Roy H. Turpin, Sr. and Ila Mae Saunders Turpin.
He was a graduate of Princeton High School Class of 1972. Mr. Turpin worked for the Department of Highways, District 10 as a heavy equipment mechanic and shop foreman, upon his retirement, he had 26 ½ years of service to the State of WV.
Mr. Turpin was gifted with his hands, he could make or build anything he set his mind to do. He was a devoted husband, father and brother.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Richard Weatherly; brothers, Roy H. Turpin and David Turpin; brothers-in-law, Gary Shrader and Wayne Keillor and his father-in-law, William Sargent.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Dena Sargent Turpin; Two sons, Thomas N. Turpin and wife Mary and family of Princeton, James M. Turpin of the home; sisters, Deloris Shrader of Glenwood, Carol & John Neal & family of Princeton, Barbara & Calvin Roark & family of Bluefield, mother-in-law, Mary Virginia Sargent of Glenwood and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 16, 2018 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Randy Sargent officiating. Following his services, the family will honor his request, his body will be cremated.
Friends may visit with the family Monday from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
The Turpin family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton
Published on April 14, 2018
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