Richard Turner

August 9, 1932June 4, 2021

Our Beloved Richard Turner “Paw Paw”, age 88 went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Friday, June 4th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kay “Granny” Turner; parents, Clinton and Sylvia Turner; and a brother, Sonny Turner. Richard was a charter member of Welcome Missionary Baptist Church in Palmerdale. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Valley Forge. Paw Paw will always be remembered for his timely jokes and stories, and by the way he could cheer anyone up with one of his favorite gospel songs. He brightened any room by his presence and will be missed by many. He is survived by his son, Richard Turner (Camille); two daughters, Ramona Wolfe (James) and Regina Lawler (Neil); brothers, James Turner (Widdy) and Jerry Turner (Ann); his sisters, Ann Justo, Sue Lumpkin (Ed), and Peggy West. Paw Paw loved his 11 grand kids, 14 great grand kids; and numerous nieces, nephews as well as his extended family, Norman McClure (Polly). Services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Welcome Missionary Baptist Church (5188 Terry Heights Road, Pinson, AL 35126) in Palmerdale with visitation beginning at 12:30 and service time at 2:30pm. Burial will follow in Dewey Heights Baptist Cemetery in Pinson, AL.


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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021


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Rebecca Caperton

June 9, 2021

Just a few short weeks ago, Mama (Aunt Ann) and I visited with Uncle Richard, Lamar, and Camille. Even in sickness, he would laugh as he and Mama would reminisce about their childhood! He sang us a hymn and smiled as I took pictures of the eldest Turner “kids”.
What a joy he was to all who loved him! Sending love and prayers as family and friends gather to celebrate a live well lived!

Much love,
Becky and Family

Joan Giles-Gunter

June 8, 2021

I have know the Turner family all my life. We worshiped with Bro Richard and Kay for several years at Welcome Baptist Church where he sang and testified about our Lord and his salvation. He was a blessing to me, and I know he will be missed. Prayers for the Turner family; Until we meet again,
Joan Giles Gunter

Elizabeth Ann Justo

June 7, 2021

So many wonderful memories of our childhood,my favorite one is not long ago he came to show me his new truck.We had a great visit,we talk about old times,sang me couple songs.just a great memory to carry me thru. Thinking of his family and sending all my love. Aunt Ann