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Lester Turner

October 3, 1931 ~ January 23, 2020 (age 88)



Lester Turner

Pink Hill


Lester Turner, 88, of Pink Hill, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Kitty Askins in Goldsboro.

Lester was a Korean War Vet and served as Pink Hill Police Chief for 25 + years.  He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Patsy Murphy Turner, son, Lester Jerle Turner; his second wife, Lucille Rouse Turner; brother, Alvin Turner and sister, Pearl Turner Hill.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Turner Stilley (Carroll Cottle); two sons, Garry Turner (Jean), John Turner (Sina), and daughter-in-law, Gwen Turner Barnes; step- children, Denise Duff (Jenny Kane), David Duff (Debra), Eddie Duff (Doris), Cathy Kennedy (Wayne);  5 grandchildren, Garry Turner, Jr., Clay Stilley (Cindy), Coley Stilley, Seth Turner (Sarah), and Caitlin Turner Ham (Kyle), 6 step-grandchildren, Phillip Kennedy (Christina), Vickie Kennedy (Shay), Patrick Duff (Kayla), Felicia Duff Hussey (Jeff), Eric Duff, and Shanita Duff; 7 great-grandchildren, and 13 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Lynwood Turner and sister, Priscilla Turner Smith.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Pink Hill Funeral Home.  Visitation will follow the service.  Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be sent to Kitty Askins, 107 Handley Park Ct, Goldsboro, NC, 27534.  The family would like to thank the NC Veterans Home in Kinston for the love and care they provided.

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Funeral Service
January 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Pink Hill Funeral Home
1056 East Hwy 11
Pink Hill, NC 28572

Visittion following funeral service

Pink Hill Funeral Home
1056 East Hwy 11
Pink Hill, NC 28572

January 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park
Hwy 11 N
Pink Hill, NC 28572

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