Robert Earl Turpin Sr., 74, of Bland, Mo., passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at Phelps County Hospital in Rolla.
He was born May 14, 1946, to Frank and Gladys (McKinley) Turpin in Bloomington, Ind.
Robert enjoyed taking apart and rebuilding cars and watching wrestling. He loved to hustle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Turpin; mother, Gladys Stevenson; brother, Lester Turpin; and a sister in infancy.
He is survived by his son, Robert E. Turpin Jr. and wife Kristie of Belle; daughters, Gladys Smith and husband Paul of Fredericktown, Pattie Bachmann and husband Hans of Bland and Robin Krystynak and husband Leo of Hermann; brother, Frank Turpin and wife Verna of Old Appleton; and 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
His body was cremated and a Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.
Memorials requested to family's choice.
Please observe covid restrictions. Masks are suggested and break room will be closed.