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12/13/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Willie Turpin

Willie C. Turpin
(d. 11 Dec 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  WIllie Turpin, Class of 1957, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the age of 78. He was the brother of  Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA, and the brother-in-law of Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 12/13/16:

                       Willie C. Turpin
      NEWPORT NEWS - Willie C. Turpin, Jr., 78, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

Willie was a lifelong resident of Newport News and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and retired from the Mariners' Museum as a Superintendent, he had also been a part time employee with Peninsula Funeral Home for the last 21 years.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Willie C., Sr. and Texas Elizabeth Turpin.

He is survived by his brother, Bobby G. Turpin and his wife, Anne of Newport News; and two nephews, Steven Turpin of Newport News, and Allen Turpin and his wife, Nikki of Moyock, NC.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 11 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Calvary Baptist Church, 4700 Huntington Avenue Newport News, VA 23607.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Turpin

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Willie's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper

Music by John E. Gould, 1871

Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

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