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Turpin, Jerry

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Jerry Turpin REIDSVILLE Jerry Williams Turpin was born March 22, 1935, and passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Carolina House of Reidsville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Main Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lisa Wishon officiated. The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Jerry was a native of Rockingham County, and the son of the late Wade and Inez Walker Turpin. He was a lifelong resident of Reidsville and graduated from Elon University. He was the retired fire chief of the Yanceyville Road Volunteer Fire Department and retired as the branch manager from BB&T. Jerry was active in various civic, community and governmental organizations. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Turpin; and his sister, Becky Robertson. Jerry is survived by his wife, Elinda Parker Turpin, of the home; his sons, Tracy Turpin and wife, Malinda and Parker Turpin and wife, Pam, all of Reidsville; grandchildren, April and Wade; great-grandchildren, Bobby and Hope; and mother-in-law, Louise Parker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reidsville Outreach Center, P.O. Box 773, Reidsville, NC 27323 or the Salvation Army, 704 Barnes St., Reidsville, NC 27320. Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral. com.

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