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William Keith Turpie, Sr.

June 24, 1923 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 98)


William “Keith” Turpie, Sr., age 98 of Cherryville, NC, formerly of Columbus, OH, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Caromont Regional Medical Center.   He was born June 24, 1923 in Franklin County, Ohio to the late Stubert Turpie, Sr. and Leona Morgan Turpie.  Keith was a graduate of Bexley High School in Bexley, OH.  He was a proud member of the Welsh Society of Central Ohio.  He was a WWII Army Veteran.  Keith was passionate about Target Shooting Competition.  He was awarded the 1953 Wimbledon Cup Marksmanship Trophy during the National Rifle and Pistol Matches.  Keith loved a good game of checkers.  He enjoyed challenging everyone he met which typically always led to him beating his competitor.  He recently became fascinated with Curling from the Olympics and at age 98, took on the adventure to learn Curling.  He loved reading and made it his mission to never stop learning.  He was alive up until the very end and enjoyed living every day to the fullest.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion of 30 years, Celianna Taylor.


Survivors include his son, Keith Turpie, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; daughter, Sheryl Brown of Cherryville, NC; granddaughters, Melinda Muñoz (Cullen Cox) of Alpharetta, GA, Laura Winchester (Chuck) of Cherryville, NC, and Bridget Turpie of Columbus, OH; great grandchildren, Gavin Davis and Mikayla Davis, both of Cherryville, NC; brother, Stubert “Mick” Turpie, Jr. (Marjorie) of Mercersburg, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.   


Services will be held in Ohio.


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