Robert Allen Turpin

January 22, 1959July 31, 2014

Robert Allen Turpin, 55, of Rustburg passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Lynchburg.

Born in Lexington, VA January 22, 1959, he was a son of Dorothy Bryson Turpin of Rustburg and the late Eugene Samuel Turpin, Sr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Heather Mae Turpin of Lynchburg and Nicole Christine Turpin of Rustburg; two brothers, Eugene Samuel Turpin, Jr. and wife Melinda and Richard Lynn Turpin and wife Melanie all of Rustburg; his former wife, Christine Turpin and his beloved dog Missy.

He was a 1977 graduate of Rustburg High School, was retired from Kroger after over 27 faithful years of service, and was a member of Clearview Baptist Church. He was a devoted father and loved watching his daughters grow up.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. James W. Burke officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of the family or contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 3, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Bonny Watts Reynolds

November 4, 2014

We had Just learned of Bobby's passing and was sadden by the news!
We knew him in the late 70's. a friend of the family.

was a very sweet , kind hearted person.
Sorry for your loss.

Betty H. Watts N families

August 11, 2014

So sorry to hear about Bobby (just heard) worked with him at Kroger's such a gentle quiet man . Thoughts are with his family

August 4, 2014

Dear Turpin Family members,
I used to work with Bobby, at Kings on Florida Avenue, back in the late 70's. I thought alot of Bobby, who was quiet, and always a good hard working man. He always had a smile, and was very kind.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Hall Pfeiffer
Rustburg, VA

Greg Holland

August 3, 2014

Rick, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dee Doss

August 2, 2014

Heather & Nicki, my prayers go out to you and the family. Having worked with him for years, he just seemed like one of the family. He was a wonderful, caring person, and I loved him like a son.

Paula & Family Campbell

August 2, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to all. Bobby will be missed by many. Know that he will always be with you in your hearts.

Theresa Dunbar

August 2, 2014

Heather and Nicole, I'm so very sorry for passing of your father. Heather, we use to live on your road and I babysat you when you were small. I will be praying for you and all your family in the difficult days ahead.
Theresa Dunbar

Sue and David Hatcher

August 2, 2014

Our thoughts are with you all. We have lost one of our cousins and he will be missed. May you find comfort in happy memories. Love to all.

Bill Jackson

August 1, 2014

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

Wanda Harris

August 1, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the family. Bobby was a longtime and dear friend and will be missed by all.