Clarence Edward Turpin, age 77, a resident of Nashville, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, at the Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.
Clarence was born Dec. 7, 1935, in the Wheat Community of Roane County.
He entered into the U.S. Navy on July 29, 1955, and served his country for 20 years, retiring in 1975. Following his basic training in San Diego, he was stationed on an aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk. While serving, he received several medals, citations, ribbons, and awards and he served during the Vietnam War.
After his military discharge, he lived in East Tennessee, Ohio, and most recently in Nashville.