McConnell Funeral Home

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David Kyle Turner

December 6, 1962July 30, 2020

DAVID KYLE TURNER ( December 6, 1962 - July 30, 2020)

David Kyle Turner passed away in Athens Hospital on Thursday, July 30, 2020. After a battle with pneumonia, he passed peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 57.

Kyle is survived by his son David Nathan Turner, a student at the University of Alabama, his mother Sandra H. Turner, Athens, Alabama. his brother Byrne Turner and sister-in-law Melanie Turner of Elkmont, AL, nieces Becca Loudin (Nate), SaraBeth Dutton (Andy) of Huntsville, AL and Sydney Turner of Elkmont, AL., two Aunts, several cousins and friends.

He is predeceased in death by his father, David B. Turner, grandparents, Evelyn and Bernie Branumn, and Helen and Jim Harrison.

He was born on December 6, 1962 in Huntsville, Alabama to David and Sandra Turner. He graduated Athens High School, Athens, AL. He earned a BS in business from Athens State University, Athens, AL and an MS in psychology from A&M University, Huntsville, AL. Most of his career was spent working with mentally and physically challenged adults.

He loved his son and spending time with him, a strong cup of coffee, and Alabama football. He also loved his church family and was an active member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Athens. Kyle will be remembered for his love, compassion, and sense of humor.

A memorial service officiated by Mr. Greg McAlister will be held at the First Baptist Church Chapel, 201 East Hobbs St., (entrance on Clinton St.) Athens, AL on August 5, 2020 at 1 P.M. followed by a Committal of Ashes Service officiated by the Rev. Dr. Foster Eich at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Courtyard, 207 Washington St., Athens, AL for the extended family only.

Memorials may be made to Cumberland Heights, Nashville, TN or St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Athens, AL.


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Adam Loy

August 2, 2020

Kyle was an unbelievably kind hearted friend I’m eternally grateful to have known. One of the funniest guys I ever met. Truly a witty, charming, and insightful friend that brought joy to those around him. Sometimes the good lord takes people before we are ready to let them go. I will always cherish my time with Kyle on this earth. He will be missed.

Stephen Hobbs

August 2, 2020

This guy was one heck of a bright spot in one of my darkest times. Always challenging me and others around him to make right choices and improve ourselves. Sometimes it was pretty harsh, but in all cases that I recall, it was just what the doctor ordered. Prayers and condolences go out to the family. There’s a number of mutual friends we had that I know would partner with me in saying that this was a great man, and he will be missed by us all. RIP my friend.

Jerry and Louise Todd

July 31, 2020

Our sympathy is extended to your family in the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.


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