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Anthony Robert Turner

SoVaNow.com / May 21, 2013
Anthony Robert “Bobby” Turner, 58, passed away at his home on May 13, 2013. He was the son of Rev. Lewis Warren Turner and Wanda Sweeney Turner (deceased).

Bobby was born Sept. 2, 1954 in Raleigh, N.C., and was a graduate of Bluestone High School. He was a member of and served as a deacon at Ebenezer Baptist Church; a member of the Clarksville Gideons and was employed with NAPA Auto Parts/Clarksville Auto Supply and Machine Shop as a machine shop operator for 38 years.

In addition to his father, Bobby is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mittie Sue and Jeffrey King of Victoria; and brother and sister-in-law, Lewis W., Jr. and Mei-Yin Turner of Chapel Hill, N.C. His niece, Melissa Quinn, and nephews, Timmy Overton, William Turner, Thomas Turner, Joseph Turner and James Turner also survive.

A funeral was held Friday, May 17, in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Stephen DeOrnellas officiating. Interment followed at Oakhurst Cemetery.

The family received friends just prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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