John Lee Turpin, of Mineral Wells, passed away Aug. 16, 2013, in Saginaw, Texas. He was surrounded by his family as he was ushered into Heaven.
He was born Nov. 7, 1939, in Spur, Texas. He had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, the U.S. Army Reserve and as a volunteer firefighter.
John is survived by: his wife, Ernestine Turpin; four children; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Visitation will Friday, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m., at Baum-Carlock-Baumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells at 10 a.m. with burial following in Woodland Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home