DAVID E. "GENE" TURNER
July 3, 1949-Oct. 17, 2011
MOUNT OLIVE -- David Eugene "Gene" Turner, 62, Rones Chapel community near Mount Olive, died Monday morning, Oct. 17, at his home.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Tyndall Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Chris Turner.
The family will greet friends and relatives at the funeral home after the service, and at the residence at other times.
A resident of Rones Chapel community, in which he was a lifelong member of Rones Chapel Methodist Church, he was a longtime area farmer, and is remembered as being an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his mother, Lucille Turner Williams of Mount Olive; his daughters, Kelly Turner Morris and her husband, Brent Morris, of Clayton and Ashley Turner of Raleigh and her fiancé, Ben Brodzinski of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Kaden Turner Morris and Holden Blake Morris of Clayton; his former wife and the mother of his daughters, Kathy Hill Turner of Mount Olive; and a niece, Angela Barwick Payne, her husband, Steve, and their children, Meghan and Blake, all of Georgia.
His father, Albert Turner Jr., and only sister, Janet Turner Barwick, preceded him in death.
Memorial gifts may be made to Rones Chapel Church, 138 Garner's Chapel Church Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.
A Tyndall Service, www.tyndallfh.com.
Published in Obituaries on October 19, 2011 1:53 PM