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Fred L. Turner

January 24, 1946 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 75)

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Fred L. Turner, age 75, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.  Fred was born Thursday, January 24, 1946 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Fredrick Lee Turner, Sr. and Elizabeth Helen Vernick Turner. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. Fred was a truck driver for fifty years having worked for J & J Cartage and most recently for Quality Drive Away. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spindale. Fred loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed camping.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mischele Patrick and brother, Harry Turner.

    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of twenty years, Judy Turner; daughter, Elizabeth Elefante of Dixon, IL; two sons, Fred Turner (Charisma) and Jack Turner (Jennifer) all of Dixon, IL; sisters, Marilyn Rohm of Spindale and Pat Wagner (Dennis) of Palm Beach, FL; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Vance Touchton officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home.

     Memorial donations are requested to the Disabled American Veterans, 564 Terry Road, Ellenboro, NC  28040.


 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 4, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Harrelson Funeral & Cremation Services
1251 US Highway 221 Alt.
Forest City, NC 28043

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 4, 2021

3:00 PM
Harrelson Funeral Chapel
1251 US Highway 221 Alt.
Forest City, NC 28043

Burial with Military Honors
Thursday
November 4, 2021

Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery
1743 Chase High Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Donations

Rutherford County DAV Chapter 25
PO Box 149, Forest City NC 28043

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