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“Mary LouPraying for you and your family; hold on to the precious memories of your dad. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Tressia Lambert - VA - Friend

“Mary Lou & Philip, my heart goes out to you and your family. It's so hard to lose a parent. May the Holy Spirit comfort you with His peace that...Read More »
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“Aunt Betty, Dale, Tony, Mary Lou and Carolyn, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Roy was such a precious man. I have many...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tami Metts - Liberty, SC - Family

“So Sorry For Your Loss ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie hall - Radford, VA

“Will miss him so Much. Have so many wonderful memories and they being a smile. Praying for God's comfort. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Elvis - Moncks Corner, SC

“Dear Carolyn,Gary & I wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. So saddened to hear about your Dad's passing. Remember the good times,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sophia Leedy - Pulaski, VA

“I have many fond memories of Uncle Roy. It was fun visiting him and Aunt Betty at their home in Narrows. My last visit was in August 2014. He is...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Rhonda Spear - Richmond, VA

“So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Turner. Love and Prayers to you all. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Laura & Warren Mullins - Bland, VA

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Roy Anthony Turner, Sr. 84 of Narrows went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.

He was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 27th, 1931 and was the son of the late Thomas Plecker and Alma Rose Turner. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Philip Scott Shirley; and numerous brothers and sisters.

A U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, Roy was a retired employee of Brinks, Incorporated and Hercules at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. He was a faithful member of Kathleen Memorial United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served in many capacities. He was also an avid gardener. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, he will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Betty F. Turner; three daughters, Dale T. Smith of Narrows, Mary Lou Turner Shirley and husband Philip of Palmetto, Florida, and Carolyn T. Smith and husband Mike of Blacksburg; one son, Roy Anthony Turner, Jr. and wife Cheryl of Dublin; seven grandchildren, Niki Dalton, Justin Shirley, Brett Smith, Andrew Smith, Todd Turner, Jarid Turner and Jonathan Windle; 17 great-grandchildren, Blake, Brock, Brynn, Madison, Ava, Jule, Aiden, Averi, Jordan, Rachel, Marcus, Easton, Justyce, Mackenzie, Irelyn, Aaliyah and Nevaeh; a sister, Pat Whitehead of Richmond; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Pastor Rob Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #6000 of Narrows, American Legion Posts #68 of Narrows, #311 of Pembroke and #145 of Peterstown. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Saturday from 6 to 8 PM.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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