Obituary for Randal B. “Benny” Turner
Randal B. Turner “Benny” Sergeant First Class retired, 90, of Fancy Gap, VA
passed away on September 28, 2021 after a long illness.
He was born to parents Reverend Bud T. Turner and Gertrude Turner, on March
24, 1931 in Dublin, Pulaski County. He enlisted in the military at an early age and
served 23 years, 5 years in the Air Force and 18 years in the army. He served
tours in Germany, Korea, two tours in Vietnam and was stationed in numerous
other locations. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a bronze star. After
leaving the military he worked at Volvo Trucks in Dublin, VA until his retirement.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Veterans of
Foreign Wars (VFW). Randy enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and gardening.
Randy is survived by two sons; Randall “Doug” Turner (Donna), Jerry W. Turner
(Jeannie), three step-children, three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six
great grandchildren and seven great step-grandchildren. He is survived by three
sisters; JoAnne Chappell, Easley, SC, Barbara Gosnell, Dublin, VA, Melissa
Corvin, Walkertown, NC and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews
.Randy was preceded in death by parents Reverend Bud and Gertrude Turner,
step-parents Harry and Virgie Turner Anderson, first wife Jewell Grantham
Munford, second wife Linda Lyons Turner, three brothers; Coy Turner Sr.,
Edward Turner, John Turner and seven sisters; Lois Lane, Marie Walker, Virginia
Turner, Penny Collins, Jean Moran, Maryellen Hutchinson and Jacqueline Fuller.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October
3, 2021 at Stevens Funeral Home, 815 Randolph Avenue Pulaski, VA. Visitation
will be 1:00 PM until the service hour. Burial to follow after services at Newbern
Cemetery in Dublin.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N.
Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; Disabled American Veterans, PO
Box 1430, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115,
701 W. Stuart Drive, Hillsville, VA 24343.
Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA is serving the Turner family. Online
condolences may be made through www.stevensfuneralhomepulaski.com.