New Hope Cem., Monroe Co., Tn
Pfc. Robert Verlin Turpin, 28, of Lakeside community, who was killed in action in Northern Italy on Oct. 25, 1944, while serving with the 85th Division of the 5th Army, will arrive in Madisonville Friday at 1243 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 230 p.m. at New Hope. Burial in the church cemetery, Kyker in charge.
Survivors include a son, Roy Lee Turpin, Madisonville, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville V. Turpin, Vonore, a brother, S.L. Turpin, Loudon six sisters, Mrs. W.H. Moore, Lake Worth, Fla, Mrs. Charles Cansler, Mrs. R.H. Nichols and Miss Juanita Turpin, Vonore, Mrs. Joe Brashears, Loudon, Mrs. W.R. Walters, Miamisburg, Ohio, and his grandmother, Mrs. M.J. Turpin, Lenoir City.
American Legion Posts 65 of Madisonville and 70 of Maryville will be in charge of military honors.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 18 March 1916
- Date of death: 25 October 1944
- County: Loudon
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Madisonville, Monroe County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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