He was born August 30, 1925, in McDowell, the son of the late Joe “Hoss” and Myrtie Martin Turner. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church, in McDowell; a member of the UMWA; and was on the McDowell ARH Advisory Board.
Survivors include, one son, Allen Van (Lynn) Turner of McDowell; one daughter, Joyce Ann Turner Howell of McDowell; four brothers: Edward Turner and Clifford Turner, both of McDowell, Ralph Turner of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ray Turner of McDowell; five grandchildren: Suzanne, Scott, Jason, Erica and Allen; six great-grandchildren: Sarah, Seth, Jamie, Madison, Braxton and Allison.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Arnold Turner; and one grandson; Keith Alan Howell.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Harry Hargis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell.
Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home, under the kind and professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.