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Walter Ray Turpin

VisitationWednesday, July 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Madison Baptist Church, 201 S. Jefferson St., Madison, MO

ServiceWednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Madison Baptist Church, 201 S. Jefferson St., Madison, MO


Walter Ray Turpin, 78, of Madison, passed away at his home July 3, 2018. Walter was born April 28, 1940 in Paris, MO to Ralph Raymond Turpin and Bertha Mae Legrand Turpin. He was a lifelong resident of Madison and a graduate of Madison High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy from 1958 until 1962. In 1976 he was united in marriage to Sarah Sullivan at the First Christian Church in Moberly and they shared over 40 years together. Walter was a member of the Madison Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked at A.B. Chance in Centralia, MO for 38 years as a shipping foreman.

Walter enjoyed hunting deer, squirrel and rabbits and also spending nights camping and setting bank lines. He was “big” into vegetable gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Walter was known as a good provider for his family and a good Christian man.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Sarah of Madison; children, Curtis Ray (Angie) Turpin of Oak Grove, MO, Scott Daniel (Cindy) Turpin of Centralia, MO, Walter Ray Jr. (Amber) Turpin of Knob Noster, Tracie Ann (Richard) Hochsprung of North Aurora, IL; grandchildren, Alexandria Turpin (Aaron) Davis of Oak Grove, Wyatt Turpin and Rachel Turpin also of Oak Grove, Ashton Turpin and Cameron Turpin both of Centralia, Nathaniel Ray Turpin and Hadley Turpin both of Knob Noster, MO, and Ashley Ann and Richard Ethan Hochsprung both of North Aurora, IL; siblings, Elsie Sullivan, LaPlata,P atricia (James) Cross, Moberly, Helen Gibler, Madison; William Turpin, Columbia, extended family and friends.

Services for Walter will be Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Madison Baptist Church followed by interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Madison Baptist Church, 201 S. Jefferson St., Madison, MO.

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  • Walter was always so nice. I used to babysit Curtis and Scottie. He was always so polite and cared deeply for his boys. Rest in peace, Walter. Condolences to your family.July 14, 2018, 2:25 a.m.
  • I am so so sorry for everyone’s loss... I just heard tonight so I’m sorry I wasn’t there today. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.July 11, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
  • I'm so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories from playing with Tracie. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. July 10, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
  • Many memories with such little time I have spent with the man. But those memories i hold dear to me and all the family. My thoughts for the whole family, what a very nice man.July 10, 2018, 1:53 a.m.
  • So sorry aunt sara. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs love youJuly 8, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

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