Obituary for Toby Lee Turman

Toby Lee Turman, age 85 left on his last trip on August 21, 2019.  He was the son of the late William W. Turman and Ena May Farris Turman.  He was preceded in death by his son; Toby Lane Turman, both parents, his two brothers Rupert and Hubert, and his two sisters, Marie Jennings and Glenna Marshall.  He leaves his wife Annabelle Turman, his son, Dean Turman and many friends around the world to celebrate his life.  Toby was born alongside of Big Reed Creek in Allisonia, where he spent many happy days in his father’s grocery store and swimming in Big Reed Creek with all the folks who came to the store.  He met his childhood sweetheart, Annabelle Webb in the seventh grade, and married her in 1953 and has loved her for the last 66 years.  During his life, Toby traveled through 50 countries working in the drilling industry in search of our natural minerals.  He had the opportunity to live in the jungles with natives around the world, swim in the Nile River, climb the pyramids of Egypt and walked on the Great China Walls while he worked with some of the great engineering firms around the world.  He thought of his years on the road as one long continual vacation.  He often expressed how he and his family have been blessed to have had the chance to witness God’s great creations he gave us to enjoy.  The memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Farris Mine’s Christian Church with Pastor Dennis Trail officiating.  His last resting place will be in the Turman Cemetery on the hill across the street from the church.  The family will be receiving friends following the memorial service at John and Lisa Bradley’s home, 4260 Pleasure View Drive Allisonia, Virginia 24347.  He has requested contributions be made to the Farris Mine’s Christian Church P.O. Box 541 Allisonia, Virginia 24347.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.