Otis L Turpin

December 25, 1925May 21, 2018
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Otis Lee Turpin, 92, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. Otis served in the Army during WWII, 3rd Army, 4th Armor Division in Germany and France and retired from Lusk Body Shop. He was preceded in death by wife, Lucy Lee (Cardwell); son, Stephen Lee Turpin; great-grandson, Matthew Fisher. Otis is survived by 3 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Linda and Richard Gamble, Wilma "Toot" Turpin and Lois Aycock; 2 sons and 1 daughter-in-law, Perry and Becki Turpin and Bruce Turpin; 13 grandchildren, Danny, Lisa, Maria, Katie, Deidra, James Brian, Jennifer and Alicia, Shane, Chris and Adam, Olivia and Chelsea.; 12 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, Mia, Isabella, Joseph, Cameron, Allie, Kinsley, Dylan and Mason, Otis and Briar ; great-great- grandchildren, Avery and Laighton; sister-in-law, Faye Whitaker; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Jim Wood, Larry Taylor, Jason Aycock and Jody Fann . The family will receive friends Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, service will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Glenn Gamble officiating. Family and friends will meet Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 1:00 pm graveside service. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Dylan Debord

May 26, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always

Douglas Hubbard

May 24, 2018

Otis was a great friend and neighbor and is a fond childhood memory as I grew up nearby. He was always there to be of help in any way possible...... and gladly so. Condolences to all for their loss.

Tina Henson

May 23, 2018

Jennifer is my UPA team mate and one of my closest friends. I am praying for her and her family in the loss of their papaw. We cannot always help bear your pain, but know that we are sending prayers for comfort and we are sending our love your way. God Bless!

Sandy Poe

May 21, 2018

Uncle Otis was the "baby" of the family. My mom was 3 years older. We didn't get to see him very often but when we did, it was always fun . I remember him always smiling and joking around. He always seemed upbeat and happy. He had a long and full life with lots of kids, and family galore. His oldest child, Steve, preceded him in death a few years ago.....and Steve was a buddy of mine. I am glad that they are together again. And since he was the "baby" of his family, this means that they are all together again.....happy forever in Heaven and with Jesus, our Lord.
Love you, Uncle Otis..
Vivian and Sandra