Dennis R. Turpin, 49, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, after an illness.

He was born July 24, 1947 in Marshall, Ind., and resided in Princeton most of his lifetime.  Turpin was a tooling supervisor for Triplet Tool and Die in Evansville for 19 years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Princeton.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy and Marines.  He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Turpin was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of VFW Post 1147, and the National Rifle Association.  He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.

Surviving is his wife, Susie (Scott) Turpin, Princeton.  They were married Feb. 21, 1965.   Also surviving are two sons, Dennis R. Turpin II, and David S. Turpin, both of Princeton; a daughter, Dustianne Turpin, at home; four grandchildren, Nathan, Dacia, Alli and Rylee Turpin; three brothers, Larry Turpin of Princeton, Gary Turpin of Evansville, and Jim Turpin of Caseyville, Ill.; two sisters, Beverly Hawkins of California, and Debbie Robinson of Princeton and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were conducted Sunday at Colvin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl Rash officiating.  Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home.

VFW Post 1147 conducted military graveside services.