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SFC Charles Walter Turner, US Army (Ret.)

Born: Sun., Mar. 22, 1953
Died: Sun., Feb. 17, 2013


12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
Location: Mount Gilead

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 23, 2013

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SFC Charles Walter Turner, 59, US Army (Ret.) of Chester, VA formerly of Mount Gilead, NC died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at his home in Chester, VA.  Funeral Services will be held 1pm Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Leah R. Levin Memorial Auditorium, 102 S. School St., Mount Gilead, NC 27306, with the Reverend David M. Wooley,  pastor of McAuley Memorial AME Zion Church, Mt. Gilead, NC,  Eulogist.  Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in the Parson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 561 Teddar Rd., Mount Gilead, NC. Public viewing will be held 12 noon to 7pm Friday, February 22, 2013  at  Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Mount Gilead, NC.

Charles was born  March 22, 1953, in Richmond County, NC, to the late Walter Odell and Elizabeth Robinson Turner.  He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Chestnut AME Zion Church, Mt. Gilead, NC.  He was a 1971 graduate of West Montgomery High School, 1995 graduate of Central Texas College, and a 1998 graduate of Virginia State University.  He was a retired educator of the Charles City County VA School System,  from 1995 until retiring in 2010. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1976 and retired in 1995 with the rank of Sergeant First Class.

He leaves  to cherish loving and fond memories to his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Deborah Little Turner of the home; two daughters; Keon Charisse Turner of Colonial Heights, VA and Andrea LeShay Ingram of Raleigh, NC; four granddaughters; Tian Johnson of Colonial Heights, VA, Amber, Jayda and Bailey Ingram, all of Raleigh, NC; one great-grandson, Jayce; two brothers; Rev. Roger Turner (JoAnne) and Leon Turner, Sr., (Dorsey), all of Mt. Gilead, NC; one aunt, Mary Tyson, of Trenton, NJ; mother-in-law, Ruby Little, of Mt. Gilead, NC; special nephew, Vincent Horne (Roxanne) of Maryville, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,  and other relatives and dear friends.

Memorial Contibutions in Honor of Charles W. Turner may be made to:

ALS Association- DC/MD/VA Chapter

7507 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 28055

(301) 978-9855

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Sharel & Paul Whitaker
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Hi Deb and KiKi...We were so sorry to hear about "T"s passing. May God wrap his loving arms around both of during this time of need.

Rosa M. Little
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
May God bless and keep you during this time of sorrow.

Shardae Crawley
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Hello Mrs. Turner, sorry to hear such saddened news of such a wonderful man as Mr. Turner. I'm praying for strength for you & your family throughout this difficult time. You & Mr. Turner were excellent teachers at CCHS. I had the pleasure of playing on Mr. Turner's basketball team, and him being my homeroom teacher. I will continue to cherish such memories, may his legacy live on! Love you Mrs. Turner.

Janet Crawley
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Mrs. Turner,

I want to express sincere condolences to the Turner family. I was saddened to hear of Mr. Turner's homegoing. I know that this is a difficult time for you, but remember what Helen Keller said, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we deeply love becomes a part of us."

God bless you and your family.

Janet Crawley

Tina Smith
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Mrs. Turner and family,

I pray that God protect and comfort you during this difficult time. Mr. Turner was a wonderful man who touched many lives. Please find peace in knowing that he is resting with the Lord.

God Bless and Keep you,

Tina Smith

Jerry Tarrant
   Posted Tue February 26, 2013
Doborah & Family - I have so many happy memories Charles and I shared together in Germany and the many conversations since. He always had such a great smile and positive attitude. I know that the pain is difficult and only time and the love of God will provide relief. You have my deepest sympathy and love.

Lawrence "Mack" Mclendon
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
First and foremost God loved Charles Turner and I know that Charles never lost sight of that. Charles was a man's man and more than that he was my friend along with being one of the finest human beings i have ever had the pleasure of knowing who took me by the wings and taught me how to soldier and survive in the U.S. Army. In many ways he looked after me in my early military days. My "P" was a man that knew how to take care of business, always having his priorities in order. He loved God, his family, friends and life. He was loved by his wife and family, respected by his friends and touched all who came into contact with him. We love him, we will miss him and my deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

Tammie Little Johnson
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
May the peace of God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow.

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