Turpin Wesley Neal Jr. was born March 29, 1932 and Passed May 10, 2021. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel.
To my dad by Thomas Earl:
Turpin Neal was a Godfearing man that loved the Lord unconditionally as well as my Mom. He loved her with all his heart, and he spoiled her just as much. Some people call him TW. Mom called him Neal and we all knew him as Pop. Pop was a wonderful stepfather when my father passed away.
Pop was in the Navy at that time. Neal got his Navy orders, but they were changed, and he was transferred to Charleston, SC where he met my mother. A very shy man, he asked her to dance at a social function. He was not sure she would dance with him, but she did. He was like a "deer in the headlights". It was love at first sight. They dated and he asked her to marry him. "On one condition", she said. You will take care of my five children. He promised and he did. He got orders to go to Japan and many other places. Mom was so excited and loved it all. Pop spent 65 years with my mother, and he gave her everything that she wanted until she passed a few years ago.
His faith in the Lord grew as much as his love for my mother. So, on May 10, 2021 the Lord called him home. He was a faithful member of Charleston Baptist Church in West Ashley. He will be sadly missed by all that came in contact with him, especially his family. Pop believed that his character and loving the Lord set him free. He believed that "The essence of character of a man is not what he has but what he gives away".
He is predeceased in death by his stepchildren, Tony and Rebecca and his wife Betsy, and a sister Judy. Those left to morn his passing are his stepchildren Tillman Lee Jordan, William Walter Jordan, Thomas Earl Jordan, a sister June Eden a good friend Mary, both in Lynchburg, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Charleston Baptist Church at 4PM. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to Charleston Baptist Church in remembrance. Mr. Neal will be privately interred with his beloved wife Betsy.