Obituary: Evan Blake Turpin

May 20, 1988 – October 30, 2019

Evan Blake Turpin, 31, of Williams, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Denton Memorial Hospital in Denton, Texas following a brief illness.

Born May 20, 1988, in Bedford, he was the son of Theressa (Richard) Wade and Tim Turpin.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence Class of 2006. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served as a Combat Engineer in Afghanistan. Evan attended Hilltop Pentecostal Church. He loved his children, was a die-hard University of Kentucky fan, loved life and could crack a joke in the spur of a moment. Evan was known to be loyal to a fault.

Evan was a heavy equipment operator for Turner Construction.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Turpin; one son, Zayden Turpin; one daughter, Alexa Turpin; three step-sons; mother, Theressa (Richard) Wade, of Williams; father, Tim Turpin, of Bedford; two brothers, Dustin (Katie) Turpin, of Bedford, and David (Kanisha) Turpin, of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Norma McDonald, of Bedford; maternal grandmother, Nila Burch, of Kansas; one step-brother, Matthew (Elizabeth) Wade, of Fayetteville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Carl Burch Jr., and granny, Christine Strunk.

Funeral service will be on 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Joe Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel at to assist the family with funeral expenses.

The family requests that casual attire be worn to the funeral service.

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