05/17/06 — HARRY M. TURNER

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This is a tribute to a man of God who will be missed and loved by all.

Harry M. Turner went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 13, 2006.

Harry had been a member of Adamsville Baptist Church since 1984, where he served as head deacon and an usher. He loved his Sunday School class and church family. Harry was a faithful husband, father and grandfather, and was a man of integrity. He was also a generous and wonderful friend to all.

A Homegoing Service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Adamsville Baptist Church. The Reverends Thayer Stampler, Ray Brown, Bill Bradley, Ray Smeltzer, and Tim Owens will officiate. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Harry was the son of the late Leon and Elsie Mae Herman Turner. He served in the Navy, the Army Air Corps and the Air Force during a career that spanned 31 years. He saw action in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, with five tours of duty in Vietnam. He received over 30 medals and commendations including the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Bronze and Silver stars with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired as a chief master sergeant while stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and then worked for over 21 years and retired from AP Parts.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Barbara Jordan Turner; three sons, Chris Rarick and his wife, Erica, Donnie Rarick and his wife, Cheryl, and Harryson Rarick-Turner, all of Goldsboro; six daughters, Jordan Rarick-Turner of Goldsboro, Carolyn Turner Mauizzo of Clayton, Susan Turner Volin of Goldsboro, Catherine R. Walker and her husband, John, of Moyock, N.C., Charlene R. Ward and her husband, Dan, of Wake Forest and Dyna P. Jones and her husband, Glenn, of Texas; one sister, Virginia Kight of Tampa, Florida; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Nina Holland of Goldsboro.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service on Thursday evening, and other times at the residence.

Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be directed to the Adamsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 1302 N. Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534; or to the charity of one's choice.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Harry may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com

Arrangements by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on May 17, 2006 2:05 PM