William "Billy" Nelson Turpin, 87, of Big Island, passed Saturday, November 30, 2019, at The Bedford Hospice House. He was born on June 23, 1932, a son of the late Thomas Raymond and Louise Norton Turpin. Billy was active in the Big Island Community. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Turpin. Billy is survived by his children, Robbin Turpin (Linda), Nelson Turpin II (Debbie), Becky Eagle (David), Chris Turpin, and Jayson Turpin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, James Turpin (Judy); and a host of other family members. Memorial Contributions may be made to Big Island Rescue Squad or Bedford Animal Hospital. A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 12 p.m. at Big Island Baptist Church with Pastor Don Harvey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior. Burial will follow the service at Big Island Cemetery. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.
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