Eugene Jackson Turpin, 83, of Pearisburg, departed this life Thursday, evening, April 11, 2013 in the loving care of his family and hospice after a long illness. Born in Pearisburg on August 14, 1929 he was a son of the late George Turpin and Carry Smith Turpin Wilson and step-son of the late Edward Wilson. He was a retired employee of VDOT, a Christian of the Pentecostal Faith, and a veteran of the U S Army, Korean Conflict. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Ethel Ratcliffe Turpin, his great-grandson Christopher Riggs, his brothers Homer and Junior Turpin, his sisters Flossie Waldron, LeVern Lafon, and Georgine Donathan.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son and daughter-in-law Donald and Diane Turpin of Mansfield, Ohio; his daughters and sons-in-law Maggie and Donnie Sadler of Pearisburg, Connie and David Sexton of Pearisburg; his brother Don Wilson of Pearisburg; his sisters Mary Sue Lafon of Pearisburg, Freda Sadler of Pulaski, and Betty Johnson of Pearisburg; his ten grandchildren and his sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastors Eddie Kendall and Alvin Trivette officiating. Burial will follow in the Staffordsville Cemetery at Staffordsville with military graveside rites by American Legion Posts 311, 68, and 145 and VFW Post 6000. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.