David Edgar Turner November 11, 1941 ~ March 3, 2013

David Edgar Turner, 71, of Elkins passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at his home.

He was born November 11, 1941 in Durham the son of Lynn and Violet Turner.

He graduated from Elkins High School and retired from Washington County Road Department as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor after thirty-six years of service. After his retirement he enjoyed his role as grandparent and working on his farm while helping family, friends and neighbors when anyone was in need of his help. Also, he was actively involved in his church.

David was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Troy Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Faye Dunaway Turner to whom he married September 29, 1960; daughters, Brenda Johnson and husband, Stan of Fayetteville and Mary Harrelson and husband, Jim of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, David Harrelson of Elkins, Amanda Mayes of Huntsville, Ashley Bryant of Colorado Springs, Adam Gabbard of Fayetteville and six great-grandchildren, Will Harrelson, Haley Bryant, Mackenzie Bryant, Kent Mayes, Grace Mayes and Amos Mayes; 3~sisters, Lois Fultz of Fayetteville and Tressie Fultz and husband, Larry of Fayetteville and Linda Johnson and husband, Mike of Springdale and many other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Church in Elkins with Rev. Jasper Hankins and David Mashburn officiating. Burial will be in Whitehouse Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6~8 PM Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel

Memorials may be made to Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Building Fund.

The family of David Turner wishes to thank all family and friends for their support during this difficult time.

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    Eddie and Ellen Clough » 04. Mar, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. He will be sorely missed.

    Lee Dunk » 04. Mar, 2013

    Brenda & Stan
    I am sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord gives all of you and your family strength through these difficult times for you all.

    david turner » 04. Mar, 2013

    so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers

    Alan & Sarah Grubbbs » 04. Mar, 2013

    Alma & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss, David will be greatly missed, he was a wonderful man and friend! You all will be in our prayers.

    Lee H » 04. Mar, 2013

    So very sorry to hear this news. As others have said, he will be missed.

    Toney's » 04. Mar, 2013

    So sorry to hear about David. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers .
    Bob & Margaret Toney
    Gerald & Debbie Miller
    Bobby Toney

    J.C. & Sharon Selph » 04. Mar, 2013

    Alma & family, we are so sorry to hear of David’s death. Please accept our most sincere condolences..May your precious memories give you comfort in the upcoming days. We are also praying for your & Brenda’s treatments to be successful & easy for you both.

    Grace & Peace,
    J.C. & Sharon Selph

    Freddy Hollingsworth Jr. » 05. Mar, 2013

    Alma I am so sorry for the loss of your great husband. David was an amazing man and he was always a joy to talk with. He told me a few weeks ago how we were blood related again, but I think David could get to know, and be friends, with anyone just based on how nice he was and how good of a listener he was, after all I got to know him in the Market just by chance, just because, he was so respectful and courteous to everyone around him- he never got in the way of us when I’d be pulling a heavy pallet of potatoes down the aisle, or when I’d be pushing a long chain of shopping carts up the hill, he stop his vehicle way back, as to not have to make me stop on the hill. He understood what hard work was and he was one of the few people that would do this. He was extremely intelligent and a very hard working and honest man that will be missed by all of us. He was well liked by everyone. He always went out of his way to say hi to me no matter where he was at. He’d be in a long line at the Neighborhood market and see me over in the produce area and he’d walk over just to say hi and loose his place in line. I want you to know that everyone is hear for you and he is in a better place now and we will see him again someday.
    If you need anything please feel free to call me
    Freddy Hollingsworth Jr.

    Loyd Swope » 05. Mar, 2013

    I remember David from high school. He was always friendly and had a smile on his face. Also he
    was a good sport. Loyd Swope

    Jarrod Hankins » 05. Mar, 2013

    Alma, Brenda, and the entire family. Kim and I are deeply saddened by David’s passing. Alma, heaven gained a great saint. I know all his friends and family and church congregation members will miss him dearly. It was an honor to know him and his walk with Christ. May you be encouraged during this time of loss, but know “His hand reached further down, then I could reach up.” I will always remember David requesting that song.

    KATHY DUTTON » 05. Mar, 2013

    Alma so sorrow to hear about David death,you are a strong person,will be thinking of you.

    Olan & Karen Barnes » 05. Mar, 2013

    We are praying for you and your family in this time of your loss

    Charlinda Reeves » 05. Mar, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Charles and Betty Jo Gurley » 05. Mar, 2013

    You are in our thoughts and prayers during th is difficult time.

    John & Janet Kimbel » 06. Mar, 2013

    Dear Alma & family
    So sorry for your loss, David was a wonderful man! I will miss seeing him on his tractor mowing
    along side the road! He loved riding his tractor. If there is anything we can do to help
    at this time or in the future please just give us a call!! Love to All, Sincerely, John & Janet & Family

    Name » 07. Mar, 2013

    Dear Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Praying that the days ahead will be easier to bare. We will miss David shaking hands with us every time we came to church. We was always so nice and friendly.
    John and Gloria Stewart

    Roger Haney » 18. Mar, 2013

    I worked with David for many years and have considered him a great friend. I am sorry for the loss to his family and will keep you in my prayers.