Turpin, Sr., Robert Lee
On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Robert Lee Turpin, Sr. (Bobby or Buddy to most) a loving father of four children passed away at the young age of 67. Robert, Sr. was born October 17, 1951 in Radford, VA to the late Arnold Franklin and Billie Jean Morris Turpin. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Turpin, Jr., daughter, Martha Jane Turpin Edwards, great grandson, Corbin Anthony Lee Fowlkes, and granddaughter, Cassandra Jean Edwards.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Melissa Ann (Lisa) Turpin and son-in-law James (Jamie) Chrisley of Riner and Amanda (Mandy) Turpin Hopkins and son-in-law Randy Hopkins of Radford; daughter-in-law, Laura (Lori) Lilly Turpin of Morgantown, WV; Granddaughters, Ruby (Katie) Turpin and husband Adam Jones, Rebecca Woolwine Breanna and Keandre Hopkins, and Brooke Chrisley; Grandsons, Thomas Turpin, Matthew Edwards, Michale Edwards, Robert Russell Turpin, Dustin Cromer and wife Mackenze Jerrells Turpin, Reagen Chrisley, Devane and Teressa Chrisley and Braiden Lyle; great grandchildren, Travis Dwayne Talber, Jr., Easton James Ramey, Ava Raine Edwards, Corbin Layne Turpin Graelyn Elizabeth Ramsey, Arya Jane Turpin and Ayden Thomas Turpin, River Coy Cromer, Jordyn and Audreanne Chrisley, and a great granddaughter and a great grandson on the way; brother and best friend, Eddie Arnold Turpin; sister, Betty Ann Morris Smith; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Robert, Sr. last worked as maintenance and custodian at Radford University and the Goodwill workshop.
He had a passion for the outdoors and loved fishing, camping, and hunting. He enjoyed Monster Truck shows, loved his church services, Bingo, and Arts and Crafts. He never met a stranger, always telling a joke, sometimes twice. He loved when you came and got him for outings or spending over nights with family and friends.
The family would like to thank you “Bea” for finding and saving Bobby, which gave us a few more days with him. He thought a lot of you. We would also like to thank Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their great team of dedicated doctors, nurses and staff including your students that worked so hard to save Robert, Sr’s life, a wonderful team from the ER Staff to 10th Floor Mountain. Lorie Price, we love you and could never thank you enough! Rita, you are amazing! Kristen, Allie, Mallory, and the other Kristen, Thank You all so very much, you all are the best and we will never forget the love you showed Robert, Sr. and our family. Dr. Perkins and Dr. Gaza, Thank You, also. Thank you to everyone whom helped make Robert, Sr.’s (Bobby/Buddy Turpin) life worth hanging on to.
Robert was a gracious organ donor and the family would like to extend a special thank you to Life Net for your love and Support. Robert was a blessing and a hero to many.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Horne Funeral Home to assist with expenses.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Horne Funeral Home with a celebration of Life and a private burial at a later date.