Linda Rae Basler Turpin age 76 passed away suddenly on April 9, 2021. She resided most of her life in the Joyner Community of Morgan County alongside her husband Frank Turpin who she considered her best friend and love. “Granny Linda” as she was known by her family was loved and will be greatly missed.
Granny Linda worked at Harriman City Hospital for over fifteen years as a nurse. Granny Linda worked hard to achieve her goal and dream to become a nurse overcoming many obstacles with one of the greatest obstacles being, only having an eighth grade education. During the time she spent obtaining her goal and dream to become a nurse, she also had to care for four children while still maintaining a household. But Granny Linda persevered and obtained her license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and eventually completed one year of college. Granny Linda was respected by her nursing colleagues and well known for being a dedicated and compassionate nurse who always put her patient’s needs first. The Nursing profession suited Granny Linda’s servant heart of always being kind, compassionate while putting other’s needs before her own. This heart of servitude was not only for her patients but for her family also.
Granny Linda had a great love for her religion and Jesus while being well versed in the King James Bible through her almost daily Bible devotions. Granny Linda’s life was a living example of one of her many favorite Bible verses Ephesians 4:32---“And be ye kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ sake hath forgiven you”. Not only did Granny Linda read and profess this verse, she practice it daily.
Granny Linda was preceded in death by her parents Clarence Sr. and Wilma Basler, a baby daughter Tina Louise Cross, her first husband Fletcher Leon Cross and another beloved daughter Tammy Reid. She is survived by her husband Frank Turpin whom she loved deeply and considered her best friend. “Papaw Frank” as he is known by the family, always put Granny Linda needs before his own, especially toward the end when she struggled daily with debilitating arthritis. Also surviving are two daughters, Flesia Wilson, Stephanie Jordan, a son Farris Turpin and a great grandchild Shelby Clayton that lived with Granny Linda and Papaw Frank. Surviving grandchildren include, Brandon Wilson, Dustin Wilson, Taryn Walters, Sandy Clayton, Adam Wright, Ciera Wangler, Cheyenne Jordan, Alex Turpin, and Andrew Turpin. Surviving great grandchildren include; Jadyn Ellis, Kasen Walters, Haley Grindstafff, Gracie Wilson, Emmalee Wilson, Lucas Goforth, Shelby Clayton, Brittany Wallace, Braxton Turpin, Braden Turpin, Bristol Turpin, Cayden Turpin, Gabriel Jordan, and Torbi Wangler.
The family will receive friends April 11, 2021 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday at 12:00 p.m. at the Beech Fork Holiness Church in Joyner with Bro. Earl Combs officiating. Interment will follow in the Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Linda Rae Turpin.