DOUGLAS DEAN TURPIN
Douglas Dean Turpin, 67, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, KS.
He was the son of Edward James and Laveta Voyne (Bradley) Turpin, he was born on August 5, 1950 in Leavenworth, KS. He graduated from Manitou Springs, CO in 1968. He built a car during his high school years, and enjoyed drag racing. He also participated in many sports but his specialty was baseball. He played baseball for the U.S. Navy and for the U.S. Triple-A league. He was a very talented catcher and pitcher.
He was a Seaman in U.S. Navy from 1971-72, and was honorably discharged due to medical injury.
He was a lifelong member of St. Helen Catholic Church, and also attended Assembly of God Church. He was also involved in many agricultural activities, and was a member of the AgriPro Syngenta Associates Organization.
He and Rosa Margarita Garcia were married on June 12, 1991 in Hugoton, KS.
He loved his family and was an amazing father. He loved to make everyone smile and his laugh was contagious. He also enjoyed playing, spoiling, and spending time with his grandchildren. His family was his pride and joy.
Country music was always on his radio station, and he was the best “two-stepper” around. Doug liked to Rodeo and Bronc Riding was his event. Among many talents, he was a very skilled artist. He loved to paint and draw, and he enjoyed teaching his children. His favorite past time was eating popcorn and watching western movies.
Survivors include wife, Rosa Margarita Garcia of the home, two sons, Samuel and wife Tera Turpin, Amarillo, TX., Juan Garcia-Turpin, Ardmore, OK.; four daughters, JoLee Turpin-Micheau and husband Brian, Sweetwater, TX., Sara Margarita Turpin-Arellano and husband Samuel, Colorado Springs, CO., Breanna Rose Turpin, Hugoton, KS., Serena Voyne Turpin and fiance Cory Rash, Liberal, KS.; a mother, Laveta Turpin; two brothers, Norman Turpin and wife Lisa, Stan Turpin and wife Karen all of Colorado Springs, CO., Eleven Grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Serena Voyne Bedole, father Edward James Turpin, his sister-in-law Donna Marie Turpin, and his son, Paul Douglas Turpin.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Douglas Turpin Memorial. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home- PO Box 236-Hugoton, KS 67951.
A Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7PM at St. Helen Catholic Church, Hugoton, KS.
The Memorial service will be private at a later date.
Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, in Hugoton is in charge of arrangements. Friends may visit anytime on Thursday Nov. 16th from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., or call for more information.