Michael Andrew "Myke" Turpin

  • Born: September 9, 1990
  • Died: December 28, 2013
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael (Myke) Andrew Turpin, 23, of Springfield, went to be with God at 4:27 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 in the company of his family.

Myke was born September 9, 1990 in Springfield, the son of Robert and Vickie Turpin.

Myke attended grade school at North Elementary School in Taylorville, IL. He attended the first two years of high school at Taylorville High School and graduated from Riverton High School in 2009. He was a self-proclaimed professional videogamer. Despite his many challenges with his battle of muscular dystrophy, he was very upbeat and quite the joker. He always had his way of brightening up the room and was a master at bringing a smile to the face of everyone around him.

He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Bob and Karin Turpin.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Vickie Turpin of Springfield; two brothers, Jimmy Turpin of Riverton and Daniel Turpin of Springfield; two sisters, Kaitie (Logan) French of 29 Palms, CA and Tiffany Turpin of Springfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 115 Neil St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Miss you Michael

Posted by Terry Wolfe - Tucson, AZ - Family   December 27, 2017

Miss you Michael.

Posted by Terry Wolfe - Tucson, AZ - Uncle   December 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Myke - We miss you so much....

Posted by Robert Turpin - Tucson, AZ - Dad   September 10, 2014

My condolences to your family.

Posted by Edward Beaston - Taylorville, IL - None   February 05, 2014


Missing you more and more each day! Until we meet again - I love you always and forever...

Posted by Robert Turpin - Springfield, IL - Dad   January 16, 2014


I will always love Myke he was my favorite brother he always made me laugh and we played games all the time.

Posted by Daniel - springfield, IL - Brother   January 09, 2014

Love your Myke. Will miss you very much. Your loving Uncle Terry and Aunt Linda

Posted by Terry ad Linda Wolfe - Tucson, AZ - Uncle   January 07, 2014

Steht nicht an meinem Grab und weint,
ich bin nicht da,
nein, ich schlafe nicht.
Ich bin eine der tausend wogenden Wellen des Sees,
ich bin das diamantene Glitzern des Schnees,
wenn ihr erwacht in der Stille am Morgen,
dann bin ich für euch verborgen,
ich bin ein Vogel im Flug,
leise wie ein Luftzug,
ich bin das sanfte Licht der Sterne in der Nacht.
Steht nicht an meinem Grab und weint,
ich bin nicht da,
nein ich schlafe nicht.


Posted by Petra Hahn - Deutschland   January 07, 2014

I'am truly very sorry for your lost. Myke and me went to school to Taylorville jr. high and Taylorville high school together and we were such great friends. We went from being friends to dating and back friends and there wasn't one time that I never had a bad day with him around and he always made my day. He will be truly missed in my heart and my families heart as well and he was such a great friend and I will miss him so much. I love myke like a brother and I am truly heart broken that he is gone and everyday I will think of him and all the good times we have had. again I truly sorry for your lost and he will be deeply missed in my heart and my families as well.

Posted by Autum Vandenbergh - taylorville, IL - a really good freind from school   January 05, 2014

I miss you more and more each day. You've always made light of everything you've had to deal with in life. Having you as a big brother was a blessing. Thank you for everything you taught me over the years! I love you. Until we meet again, fly high!

Posted by Kaitie French - Twentynine palms, CA - Little sister   January 03, 2014


If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken no time to say good-bye . You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness, and secret tears still flow. What it means to lose you, no one will ever know.

Posted by Vickie Turpin - Mother   January 02, 2014

My condolences to your family for the passing of Myke. My heart aches to know the pain you are experiencing now. You know that he is with our heavenly father. His picture tells the whole story. You are an extraordinary family.


Maggie Emerson

Posted by Maggie Emerson - Waverly, IL - co-worker of father   January 02, 2014

Wanted you to know our prayers and thought are with you all. Was so sorry to hear of your son's passing . It has been a very long time since we have seen you but we never have forgotten you and your family .May Gods peace be with you all. Maurice and Terri Walker

Posted by Terri and Maurice Walker - Taylorville, IL - Pastored family in Owaneco Ill   January 01, 2014

I am sad thE I never got too see you before. We lost you. Always a senile on your face matter how you felt.thanks for the while.

Posted by Brenda - friend   January 01, 2014


Bob and Sam,
You were great parents, Myke is now walking to the fishing hole with his grandpa. Bob and Karin were proud of all of their kids and grandkids. Myke will be missed here but will never be forgotten. Take comfort in the fact that he is still with family and being taken care of. You know where we are if you need anything. With love and sympathy

Posted by Denny & Bonnie - Virden, IL - Aunt & uncle   January 01, 2014


I remember Myke in my 3rd grade class at North School. It was with a heavy heart that I suspected his affliction with MD. I remember his impish grin and his kindness toward others. I will continue to donate to the muscular dystrophy association in memory of him.

Posted by Mrs. Joyce Jamison - Taylorville, IL - Myke's 3rd grade teacher   January 01, 2014

Mike had such a great laugh. All these years later I can still hear him. Am now retired and in Florida but still want to keep up with what is happening to people like Mike who blessed my life. - pastor bob

Posted by Pastor Bob - Naples, FL - Pastor when Mike was in Taylorvi   January 01, 2014


mikey you was a special kid and you fought very hard know that i think you were great and ill miss you very much

Posted by Charlene Smith - springfield, IL - aunt   December 31, 2013


May you always find peace and comfort in your precious memories. With my sympathy.

Posted by Jeanie Catalano    December 31, 2013


May the peace of God be with all of you in this time of mourning for you all. You spoke so fondly and lovingly of your son Michael that I feel he was a part of our family as well. Prayers go out to my friend Vicky and her family during this time. God has received another Angel. May the peace and love of the Lord be with you.

Posted by Michael Sleeth - Box Springs, GA   December 31, 2013


While we didn't have the chance to meet Myke, Vickie spoke very lovingly about him. Sending prayers and healing energy to his friends and family during this time of sorrow.

Tc and Robin

Posted by Tc and Robin de Bry-Landru - Brevard, NC - Friends of Myke's Mother, Vickie   December 31, 2013