Turpin, Roger

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Roger Turpin, age 76, of Christiansburg, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at English Meadows.

He was born in Pulaski Co., Va. on June 5, 1940 to the late Roy and Alice Turpin. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Niece, brothers, Alton Turpin and Meryle Turpin, two sons, Michael Allen Turpin and Calvin Darnell Turpin, sister-in-law, Margaret Turpin.

He was a longtime employee at Angles Grocery and Wades Supermarket. Mr. Turpin was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Ann “Sugar” Turpin, of Christiansburg, daughter, Debra “Lil Day” Smith and husband, Stoney, Christiansburg, son, Gordon Kerry Turpin, Christiansburg, two grandsons, Austin Smith, Christiansburg, Kyle Turpin, S.C., great-grandson, Tristan Smith; special brother, Wendell Turpin, Mont. Co., brother, Barry Turpin, Christiansburg, sister, Donna Turpin, Pulaski Co., special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Janice Simpkins, sister-in-law, Opie Cox, PA., nephews, Anthony Turpin and Timmy Turpin, two special friends of the family, Kathy Whitaker, Jane Smith, best friends, Don and Louise Sumner.

The family gives a special thank you to the hospice staff and Jennie Ayers and thank you to English Meadows for their care at the end.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frankie Graham officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 pm Tuesday afternoon prior to the service at the McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.