Published 10:55 am Monday, January 6, 2020
SMITHFIELD — Robert Harold Turner was granted his wings on Jan. 2, 2020.
Harold was 65 years old, born and raised in Sedley, Virginia.
Left to cherish his memory are wife, Marie Turner; mother, Doris Stephenson; two sons and a daughter and their spouses, Chris and Tonya Turner, David and Candice Turner and Tabetha and Jay Dunlow; six grandchildren, Haylee and Brandon Turner, Tyler and Austin Turner and Devin and Dustin Dunlow; two sisters and their spouses, Carolyn and Jerry Casey and Jean and Hoyle Green; and his special dog, Shelby.
He was predeceased by his father, Edgar Lee Turner, and his brother, Ernest Lee Turner.
Harold was a retired mechanic and one heck of a welder. He spent most of his career in the “Log Woods.” He had two sons turning wrenches as soon as they were old enough to hold them in their hands, and taught his baby girl how to fish and love the outdoors. Harold was known to many as “Catbird.” He loved the outdoors, duck hunting and fishing.
Harold is loved and will be missed by many and his memories will always be cherished.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, which is Harold’s birthday, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with Pastor Joe Poe officiating. The burial will follow at Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to any favorite charity.