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Bobby Turnbull

Graveside services for Bobby Turnbull, 75, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Little Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Turnbull passed away at 6:59 p.m., December 5, 2020, at Freeman Health Center, Joplin, Missouri.

He was born April 26, 1945, at Twin Bridges, Missouri, to Abra Turnbull and Lola Turnbull.  Bobby was a logger and loved to farm and work horses. He also enjoyed to garden. One of his favorite things to tell people was, “He was a professional logger and a professional liar.”  Bobby would make up stories to entertain family and friends. When he was leaving to go home he would say “I’m going home to make up some lies”. He loved telling stories and making people laugh. At the end of the day he Bobby loved his family and would spoil the children with candy. At the end of the day he was a good man that would help anyone in need. He was a mighty man with a mighty heart.

He is survived by; two brothers, Clarence Turnbull and wife Rhonda, Drury, Missouri, Richard Turnbull and wife Mary, Mountain Grove, Missouri; one sister, Mary Ann Turnbull, West Plains, Missouri; three sister-in-laws, Lois Turnbull, Tangula Turnbull, and Marcia Turnbull; nineteen nieces and nephews, Connie Hootin, Randy Turnbull, Darren Turnbull, Wonda Meiners, Anetta Turnbull, Johnny Turnbull, Bonnie Delk, Carla Hoffman, Darla Turnbull, Angela Brownfield Pringle, Rex Turnbull, Sherri Trail, Robin Colbert, Angela Parker, Jennifer Bourgeois, Cory Turnbull, Richard Jr. Turnbull, Cody Turnbull and Steven Turnbull.

His parents, four brothers, James (Pete) Turnbull, John (Todd) Turnbull, Jerry Turnbull and Bill Turnbull, one sister-in-law, Shirley Turnbull, two nephews, Kennith Turnbull and Ross Turnbull preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Little Zion Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at