George W. Turpin

Thursday, September 15, 2005

George W. Turpin, 76, of Nixa, passed Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005. He was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Republic, the son of Otto and Myrtle (Holiway) Turpin. He attended Linzie and Republic schools before moving to Seligman and then to Washburn where he completed his education. He was in the U.S. Army for from 1950 until 1952, serving in Germany as a truck driver. He moved his family to Springfield in 1959, and worked for electric companies in the area. He then formed his own company known as Turpin electric in 1972. In 1975 he began constructing Turpin Mobile Home Park in Nixa, operating it until it was sold in 1995. He was ordained as a deacon in 1962 by the Temple Bible Baptist Church in Springfield. He later served in that capacity and held offices at Dale Street Baptist Church and in 1976 became a charter member and founder of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nixa.

He was united in marriage to Helen Boggess, of Exeter, on Feb. 23, 1956.

Survivors include: His wife, Helen, of the home in Nixa; a son Lynn and his wife, Sherry, Sparta; three daughters, Caveta Price and husband Rick of Nixa, Debra Turpin, of Hurley, and Melissa Turpin Mudd and husband Paul, Nixa; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, four step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Velma Woolsey, of Red Bluff, Calif., Juanita Blankenship, of Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters and three brothers, Funeral services were Sept. 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial with military honors followed in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa.