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April 02, 2014
Thanks for the memories we will never forget you
March 28, 2014
Melvin Turpin was one of the main reasons that I started following UK BB and still follow the Cats! Still breaks my heart to this day!! You will ALWAYS be # 54. RIP Big Dipper.
October 11, 2013

I met Mel when he was working as a security guard in Central Illinois in the 90s. He was such a nice man - very easy to talk with. It was just so surreal to be around someone that had played at such a high level for a program like Kentucky and in the pros. I was grateful for the opportunity to talk sports (including the classic Illinois/KY snow game in CHampaign in 1983?) with such a nice and kind man. RIP, Melvin
June 04, 2013
Thank you man sign my basketball
June 04, 2013
Hey big guy i sure miss you and your big brother Turp. I hope your playing ball in that big blue sky
March 16, 2013
I grew up in a house that was ALL UK! My dad bled blue, so it meant we ALL did! He loved each and every player,and I did too. We both loved to watch him play.If my dad were here today he would be saddened,as I am saddened, to see such a young, and wonderful human being be taken so soon.On behalf of my beloved father, and speaking for myself,Mel Turpin, you will always be in our hearts, and in the hearts of many! You are free now and knowing that you are at peace is a comfort. God Bless your family that you left behind.I know that they are so proud of you,as we all are!
February 28, 2013
i never got to know my uncle. but he will be missed.
January 31, 2013
Ky Fans owe Melvin a great tribute for his time at UK... I loved watching them play back then when I was a high school player in KY
April 11, 2011
FROM THE TURPIN FAMILY:BIG MELVIN IS A LEDGENDARY BALL PLAYER ITS RUNS IN THE FAMILY HIS SON IS A LOT LIKE HIM MY FAMILY BREEDS BALL PLAYERS THANK YOU TO ALL WHO EVER NEW HIM HE WAS AND STILL IS A GREAT MAN MY HERO MELVIN H.TURPIN.
January 01, 2011
I was so shocked to hear about Mel such a wonderful person. I am still in shock! May God really place his hands on his family and the world will miss the gentle giant. B. Smith (Houston,TX)

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