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Caswell Kincaid Turpin

March 1, 1930 - January 30, 2022

Caswell Kincaid (Red) Turpin, 91, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at home with his family by side, on January 30, 2022. He was born in Bedford on March 1, 1930. He was the son of the late Otha William Turpin and Mary Lowrey Turpin. He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Nancy M. Perella, Dorothy L. Harlow and Jane L. Whisenhunt.

He is survived by his two daughters, Bonnie Overstreet (with whom he lived with), Pam Noel, and his only granddaughter, Morgan Nichols Gross and husband, John.

Caswell was known to many as “Red”, and to his granddaughter by “Cowpoppy”, who he thought the world of.

Caswell grew up on a small farm in Bedford and took over the farming business at a young age. He had a love for raising cows, and harvesting hay, and growing vegetable gardens. He was happiest when his cows safely had their cows and growing vegetables to give out to others he knew.

He worked for Laughon and Johnson Road construction for many years. Then he went into the logging business on his own. He logged for a few years then went to work at Hilltop Lumber yard which is now Turman Forest Products.  He found a job he loved and enjoyed being around his co-workers. He picked and joked with them and gave a few of them nicknames. He worked there until his health failed. He resorted back to his love of taking care of his cows and gardening.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Boyles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. We are praying for peace and strength for you and your family.

Posted by Melissa Witt on February 2, 2022

Dear Bonnie, Pam, Morgan and John. I am so sorry for the loss of your Daddy/Cowpoppy. I wish you peace and comfort during this tough time. As long as you walk this earth, your dad's wit and humor will always live on. Peace.

Posted by Carla Groff on February 2, 2022

Bonnie,Morgan,and Pam so sorry for yall's loss,praying God gives you all comfort in your days to come.

Posted by Sherry Wisecarver on February 1, 2022

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