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Benjamin “Eugene” Turpin, age 86, of Monticello, departed this life on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.


Eugene was born on September 17, 1935 in Wayne County, KY., to the late Benjamin Roy and Ora Simpson Turpin. He worked at Cumberland Wood and Chair for 35 years and retired as Security from Cobb Vantress in Wayne County. Eugene was of the Baptist faith and attended Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and going on fishing trips with his son Gary.


He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Silvers Turpin, whom he married on September 27, 1956 in Tateville, KY; a son, Gary Eugene (Janice) Turpin of Somerset; a daughter, Dorothy Anne West (Mark Daulton) of Nancy; two grandchildren, Barry (Courtney) Turpin and Samantha Flynn, both of Monticello; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Eugene Turpin and Saylor Ra-Lee Turpin; a brother, Cecil (Lula) Turpin of Monticello and also several nieces, nephews, and other family members.


Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandy Delisa Turpin; one brother, Luid Elmer (Jewell Dean) Turpin and a sister, Rosemary (Henry) Nevels.


Eugene is loved and missed by all who knew him.


Visitation will be on Thursday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. 


His funeral service will follow on Thursday at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Adam Evans officiating. 


Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery of the Frazer Community.


The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Hospice of Lake Cumberland in c/o Lake Cumberland Funeral Home P.O. Box 1441 Somerset, KY 42502.


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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Eugene Turpin.