Boyd Lee Turner, 85, peacefully departed into eternal life on August 25th 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Moneta.
Born to the late Sallie & Melvin Turner at the Twin Chimneys in Franklin County; he was a lifelong member of the Scruggs Community. Boyd was a devoted husband and father, a proud veteran of the US ARMY, an expert shot, decorated marksman & deputized member of the Ancient & Honorable Order of Frontiersmen.
Boyd retired from Rubatex after 35 years but his real passion was sharing a lifetime of good will & fellowship among the farming community in Scruggs and beyond. Boyd was always grateful for his neighbors and friends from childhood through his passing. He truly cherished the community he called home. Boyd and his family are lifetime members of Mount Ivy Christian Church.
Boyd is survived by his loving & cherished wife of 59 years Lera Lee Turner; 2 daughters Michelle Annette Turner (Jerome Parnell) and Tracey Lee Turner; sisters, Louise Jones , Ercell Law & Cherold Thurman (Joe Henry) ; brothers in laws James, Wayne & Larry Howell. He was proceeded in death by brothers Wilbur & Aubrey Turner also brother-in-law Ford Jones.
Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 with Steve Pasley, Minister officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park with Military Honors.
His family would like to thank friends & neighbors for their unwavering support. Following the burial, family & friends will gather at Mount Ivy Church for a time of fellowship to share memories of a life well-lived. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Mount Ivy Christian Church or Carilion Franklin Hospice.
His family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.