Vincent Woodrow Turner Jr.

July 17, 1943May 2, 2018

Vincent Woodrow Turner Jr., 74, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at his residence. Born in Vinton, July 17, 1943, he was a son of the late Mae Jamison Turner and Woodrow V. Turner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jane Barnes Turner. Vince was an avid fisherman, retired from Henry County Schools after many years of service, and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Surviving are his sons, Brian Turner (Melissa) of Greensboro, and Steven A. Turner (Cara) of Virginia Beach, sister, Judy Fazio (Jim) of Blue Ridge, and four grandchildren, Amber Scott, Joshua Turner, Nicholas Turner and Harper Turner. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Monday at Collins Funeral Home, Bassett. A memorial service will follow at 11 A.M. with Pastor Doug Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home, Bassett.


  • Mae Jamison Turner, Mother
  • Woodrow Vincent Turner, Father
  • Brian Turner, Son
  • Melissa Turner, Daughter-in-law
  • Steven A. Turner, Son
  • Cara Turner, Daughter-in-law
  • Judy Fazio, Sister
  • Amber Scott, Granddaughter
  • Joshua Turner, Grandson
  • Nicholas Turner, Grandson
  • Harper Turner, Granddaughter
  • Jim Fazio, Brother-in-law

  • John Jamison, Active Pallbearer
  • Joshua Turner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nicholas Turner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ernie Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Clifton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shawn Foley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bernie Joyce, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ken Hancock, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rodney Joyce, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018

Vincent Woodrow Turner Jr.

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Tammy Forbes

May 7, 2018

I worked with Mr. Turner at Bassett High School. (I also taught Steven years later!) Working with Mr. Turner was a pleasure. He cared about his students and would chat with me about them so that we could help them to do the best they could do and learn what would help them later in life. We shared lots of laughs and pride in so many of our students and later in Mr. Turner's son Steven.

My teaching Steven (and later drafting him as a co-editor when I sponsored yearbook) brought me back into the lives of the Turners. The talented and kind Mrs. Turner made beautiful cross stitch birth announcements for both of my children. The three Turners (Mr., Mrs., and Steven) who have crossed paths with me during our lives have enriched my life tremendously.

Ellin Walmsley McCulloch

May 6, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of your loss! I had your Dad for chemistry at BHS. He was always in a good mood and made learning fun. Some of us called him,"Happy Turner" because of his great attitude and smile. I also knew your Mom and worked with her one summer at the community center. We had a grest time !!
I am sure you have many wonderful memories that you will treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and shower you with love and peace.
Ellin Walmsley McCulloch

Carolyn Roop

May 6, 2018

Mr. Turner was my school teacher for several classes, he always made learning fun. I remember him being kind and caring. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all. A lot of children were blessed to have them in their lives.

Charles Clifton

May 5, 2018

Steven, Brian and families.
I know we all regret Vince leaving us. He and I spent a lot of happy times on Smith Mountain lake fishing and talking. Sometimes we even caught some fish. He loved all of you and always spoke well of you guys and the grand children. In fact he always spoke positively of every one even when a big bass would break off. He would look at me and calmly say "now how did that happen, least a 5 pounder".
May God give all of you peace, strength, and understanding during this most difficult time.
Vince's friend, Charles

Bettye Fulcher

May 4, 2018

Brian and family, Steve and family,
We extend our deepest sympathy to you all in the home going of your Dad. Sammy had said recently he had not seen him at Hardee's for awhile. We know he will certainly be missed. Think of you all often. We have the promise of seeing our loved ones again in heaven. That brings great comfort to us. John 11; 25 &26 brings us much comfort. God bless and keep you in His care.

Sammy & Bettye Fulcher & family