Clarence Turpin, Jr.

Obituary of Clarence Edward Turpin, Jr.

Clarence Edward "Junie" Turpin, Jr. 72, of Wytheville, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday September 18th 2023. Clarence was born on October 24th 1950 to the late Mary Turpin and Clarence Turpin Sr. He was a 1970 graduate of George Wythe High School where he ran track and played baseball. He had a love for sports and coached little league for the town and also enjoyed playing Rec League himself. Later in life, Clarence developed a true love for the game of golf. He played often and aced a hole in one at the New River golf club with his lifelong friends Tom Eller and Fred Keller. Clarence had many close friends and if you saw him out you often heard “Hey Junie” or “Hey Turp.” He enjoyed traveling to golf courses with friends and had special memories of going to the beach with his family. He loved music and wherever the “oldies” or beach music was playing you could find him dancing and celebrating life. Clarence was the proud father of Chris Turpin and Lori Parks. He was the grandfather to Jessica Mabe, Justin Parks, Miranda Turpin, Marisa Turpin, and Jackson Turpin. He became a great-grandfather in 2020 to his great-grandson, Tucker Mabe. Clarence’s heart was dedicated to his family. If there was a sporting event, school assembly, graduation, anything big or small, he was there supporting taking pictures holding onto those memories for us. Clarence is preceded in death by his father Clarence Turpin Sr, his mother, Mary Turpin, and his sister, Juanita “Suzy” Turpin of Wytheville. He is survived by his sister Patricia Dillow and the late Buddy Dillow of Wytheville, son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Dee-Dee Turpin of Crockett, his daughter and son-in-law Lori and Roy Parks of Ivanhoe, his grandchildren, Jessica and Parker Mabe of Max Meadows, Justin Parks of Ivanhoe, Miranda Turpin and Trent O’Neil of Wytheville, Marisa Turpin of Conway, Jackson Turpin of Max Meadows, and great-grandson Tucker Mabe of Max Meadows. A special companion, Linda Lucas, of Radford, survived along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service will be held 6 P.M. Thursday September 21, 2023 at Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Reverend Roger Crigger. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 5 P.M. until service time. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.