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Jimmie Dale “JD” Turnpaugh


Jimmie Dale “JD” Turnpaugh died August 11, 2023, in Lindsay, Oklahoma, at the age 88 years 9 months 1 day. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment follow edat Lexington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Jimmie was born November 10, 1934, in Box, Oklahoma, to Cecil and Nicye Tura (Tully) Turnpaugh. Growing up in the Box area, he completed his education at Wanette High School in 1952.

On November 10, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Anna Shirlene Stover, and enjoyed a remarkable union that lasted over 36 years until Shirlene’s passing. On August 5, 1990, JD found love once again when he married Patsy (Smith) Thompson. Together they recently celebrated an impressive milestone of 33 years together.

Throughout his career, JD served as a dedicated maintenance superintendent with the State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Although JD possessed many interests and hobbies such as fishing and hunting, playing dominoes and fixing things; he had a passion for playing the bass guitar at his church. He was a member of the Living Word Cowboy Church in Bradley. His music brought joy to many hearts throughout his lifetime.

Above all else, JD treasured moments spent with his family. Whether it was commemorating a holiday, a birthday, or any occasion, the opportunity to be surrounded by his loved ones brought him boundless happiness.

JD was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Nicye Tura Turnpaugh; his first wife, Shirlene Turnpaugh; his stepdaughter, Tonya Thompson; his sister, Wanda Kersey and her husband, Kenneth; his sister, Ruth Jones; his brothers, Scotty Turnpaugh and Paul Turnpaugh; his brother-in-law, Debbs Lambdin; and his nephews, Greg Cryer and Michael Turnpaugh.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Turnpaugh of the home; his daughter, Karen Ladusau and husband, Chris, of Lexington; his son, Jimmie Turnpaugh and wife, Shirrel, of Macomb; his daughter, Tammy Lee and husband, Mike, of Lexington; his son, John Turnpaugh and wife, Heather, of Lexington; his stepsons, Monte Thompson and wife, Shelly, of Davis, Matt Thompson and wife, Tammy, of Washington, Marty Thompson of Dibble and Michael Thompson and wife, Lory, of Washington; his sisters, Mayme Joan Lambdin of Norman and Kaye Cryer and husband, Richard, of Norman; his sister-in-law, Alene Turnpaugh of Braggs; brother-in-law, Earl Jones of Centrahoma; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.