Feb 14, 1946
Mar 15, 2014
George Earl Turpin, 68, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Lexington, Kentucky. A native of Paris, he was the son of the late Rev. Leonard Turpin and Sarah Ethel Adair Turpin. He attended Western High School but graduated from Paris High School. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, former IBM employee, Lexmark retiree, exceptional father, and dedicated trustee and lifetime member of Zion Baptist Church in Paris, KY. To name a few of the many people he leaves behind to cherish his memory are Danita Turpin (daughter), George Trevor Turpin (son), BlaikeTevis (grandson), siblings Jo Ann Black, Rose Kenny, Vernetta (Willie) Dale Sr., Leonard Turpin, and Henry Turpin, brothers in Christ, Lorenzo Edwards, Clyde Marks, and former wife, Barbara Turpin McGowan, in addition to a host of other family members and longtime friends. He was preceded in death by his brother James R. Turpin and sisters Carolyn M. Kraft, Tillie B. Porter, and Lennie Lorene Hill. Homegoing services will start at Noon on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Zion Baptist Church, 312 West 8th Street, Paris, KY 40361. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. W. T. Shumake will conduct the services. The online guest book is at: www. W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home.