David Turpin(1939 - 2013)


Went to be with God Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Dave was born in Socorro, NM, 10/19/1939. His parents Audalito"Adella" Ramirez, mother, and William Schmittou, father, brought him into this world to love and be happy and bring happiness to others. Later Adela married Charles A. Turpin, step father/grandfather/great-grandfather to many.

Dave joined the Marine Corps in 1957 and later married Karen Miller. They had four children together: Maria Turpin Payne, David C. Turpin, Teresa Lee Turpin Stagg Norman, Andrew C. Turpin. Dave spent 24 years and 9 mths in the Marine Corps retiring in 1981. He was a dedicated Mst. Sgt. and his MOS was Crash/Fire/and Rescue plus Drill Sgt. After his retirement he work in trucking and fuel distribution.

Adding to his family: Maria had (3) children; Joanna, Melody, and Sara; David C. had (3) children, Sean Turpin, Sara Hall Turpin, Caitlyn Hall Turpin; Teresa Lee had (3) children Daniel, Sumer & Samantha; and Andrew had (1) child, Ryan Turpin. . Several of his grandchildren have had additions to the family: Daniel and Alana Stagg's children are Kai and Mason; Sumer Malia's son is Greg; Samantha's children are Jackson and Carson: So, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Dave loved dancing and playing drums. Met Barbara C. Axline at a singles dance in Jan, 1990 and they have been like Oreo cookies ever since. He married Barbara C. Axline-Turpin 9/25/1995. He was a very handsome guy with a great sense of humor and will be missed greatly by all .

Memorial services will be held on Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD with Pastor Paul Wareham officiating.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to , P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

Funeral Home

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
1331 Eastern Boulevard North Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 791-7759
Published in Print in www.fredericknewspost.com on Dec. 8, 2013
Published Online in www.fredericknewspost.com on Dec. 8, 2013