Gary Lee Turner, 48, of Riner died Wednesday afternoon, December 15, 2004 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Montgomery Co.. Gary was born in Pearisburg on October 6, 1956. He was proud to be a member of Auburn Baptist Church, a devoted member of Riner Volunteer Fire Department, and had been employed as a trucker. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lillian Thornton Robertson and his biological parents John Henry Turner and Virginia Robertson Martin.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of nineteen years Rose Lester Turner; three daughters Amanda Adkins and husband Michael, Jessica Turner, Amy Turner all of Riner; two brothers Mike Turner and wife Gail of Richmond, Johnny Turner and wife Ann of Roanoke; his half-sister Lisa Davis of Lynchburg; sister and brother-in-law Charlotte L. and Mavin Ogle of Riner, Mike and Renee Lester of Floyd; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday December 19, 2004 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with his Pastor, Stanley “Shake” Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Anderson Cemetery on Guinea Mt. near Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Gary Turner Memorial Fund in care of the Riner Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 11, Riner, VA 24149.