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“Carolyn, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, my prayers & thoughts are with you. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Patterson-Jenkins - VA

“Countess and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Irving was a very special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Michael & Betty Brown - Gwynn, VA

“Dear Countess and family We were so sorry to hear about Irving. He was such a nice and friendly man. You have our sympathy.Love, Nancy and Erwin ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Countess and Girls, I am so sorry for your loss, Irving was a wonderful man. I remember his sweet smile. If there is anything I can do please let...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Ann Dawes & Family - Hampton, VA

“"Mr.Turpin" was such an important part of our visits to Brighton. No trip was ever complete without a "Mom, Mr. Turpin is here!!" followed by a...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Hollerith Cashin - Franklin, MA

“Cherish your memories because they are truly a treasure to hold close to your heart! Love you'll ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Terry Hudgins - Port Haywood, VA

“Please accept our sincere sympathy to the entire Turpin family. Juanita and I have many wonderful memories of our trips to Mathews, especially Irving...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Rice - Glasgpw, VA

“Maxine,I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Meg White - Cobbs Creek, VA

“Diane, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers are with you and the family.Kathy & Joe Dency ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Countess, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Diggs - Hudgins, VA

“Carolyn,So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Burton - Gloucester, VA

“Maxine and Diane, so sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Paulette Insley - Poquoson, VA

“Words cannot express how much "Mr. Turpin" meant to my wife, kids and I. We always looked forward to seeing him and talking to him whenever we were...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Rich Hollerith and Family

“Words cannot express how much "Mr. Turpin" meant to my wife, kids and I. We always looked forward to seeing him and talking to him whenever we were...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Rich Hollerith III - NJ

“Maxine,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn't know your father, from what I have read he sounded like a wonderful man. God...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Maxine,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Love to you, Nancy Prince & Mike Jackson ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Prince Jackson - Deltaville, VA

“Diane and Maxine, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord will give you the comfort you need during this difficult time. Remember the...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Carolyn Bartlett - Topping, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Irving. He and Countess were such a wonderful and loving couple, raising some very special children. ...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Lee Davis Vaughan.

“Carolyn,My sincerest sympathies on the passing of your father. May your warm memories of him comfort you and your family in the coming days. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Cathy Sterling Lambert - Hayes, VA

“thinking of you & sending our love & prayers. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Christy & Pepper Love

“Maxine, Diane and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this hurtful time. I am sure having such a wonderful family close will help the...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Doris and Terry Clarke - Mathews, VA

“Capt. Irving was a man among men. A decent and gentle spirit. I can see him now helping me pick up the crabs on his deck and smiling with great...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: David Callis - Gwynn, VA


Irving Thomas (I.T.) Turpin, 79, passed away at home March 29, 2015, after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure with his loving family by his side.

Irving was born in Mathews, Virginia on December 8, 1935 to the late James T. and Helen H. Turpin. He worked for McLean Contracting for twenty years as a crane operator and Manager of Brighton Farm, for thirty years. He always loved being on the water, whether it was working, gill netting, clamming with his buddies or fishing, and especially enjoyed his Nascar races on weekends.

Irving will be dearly missed by his wife of sixty-one years, Countess, adoring daughters, Maxine Hudgins (Ronnie), Dianne Hurst (Mike), Carolyn K. Turpin and Denise Fletcher (Howard), his sister Peggy T. Mackey; nine grandchildren, Ron Hudgins, Jr. (Amber), Rhonda Ramsey (Robert), Michael Hurst (Tasha), Stacie Wiatt (Ricky), Robbie Hudgins, Brent Haywood (Kayla) and Brandon Haywood (Lindsay), Jessica Day (Mike), and Cameron Fletcher; and ten great-grandchildren, Layla, Landon, Abigail, Brody, Michael Alexander, Jack, Mckinley, Tristan, Rhiannon and Brendon.

Funeral service to be held at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mathews Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1130, Mathews, VA. 23109 or Westville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 831, Mathews, VA 23109.

Funeral Home
Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home Inc
160 Main Street Mathews, VA 23109
Tel. (804) 725-2141

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