Weatherford Democrat

August 21, 2013

John Lee Turpin

Weatherford Democrat

— John Lee Turpin, 73, of Mineral Wells, died Aug. 16, 2013, in Saginaw, Texas. He was surrounded by his family as he was ushered into Heaven.

Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells with burial following in Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 7, 1939 in Spur, Texas. He had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, the U.S. Army Reserve and as a volunteer firefighter.

John is survived by his wife, Ernestine Turpin; four children; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Condolences may be left at

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home