Wilbur M. Turpin

Published 8:35 am Wednesday, March 28, 2018

COLINGTON, NC – Wilbur M. Turpin died March 27.  He was born on April 30, 1929 to the late Charles Noel Turpin and Florida Evans Turpin in Rosedale, GA. In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Culpepper Turpin.

Wilbur served in the Army, Army Reserves, and the Coast Guard for a total of 29 years. During this time, he fought in the Korean War and served two terms in Vietnam; retiring from the Coast Guard in 1975 as a Chief Gunners Mate.

Wilbur is survived by his daughter, Fay Beasley (Darrell) of Colington ; his twin sister, Betty Howell of Lexington, SC; two brothers, Charles Turpin of Lorton, VA and James Turpin of Jacksonville, FL as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

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There are no plans for memorial services at this time. Gallop Funeral Ser-vices, Inc. of Nags Head, NC is entrusted with Wilbur’s arrangements for cremation.  Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallop funeralservices.com.