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Truman Turner, 91, of the Speedwell community, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his home after a short illness.
Born June 5, 1926, in Breathitt County, Ky., he was the son of the late Lillie and Wilson Turner. He was raised in Owsley County and graduated from Owsley County High School. He moved to Madison County about 1950. Mr. Turner was a farmer, raising tobacco, corn, hay and cattle, before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Korea during that conflict.
After returning home, he graduated from U.K. on the GI Bill with a BS degree in Agriculture.
He was a member of Viney Fork Baptist Church where he was ordained as Deacon, served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was a member of Gideons International, a Kentucky Colonel and has won the Green Pastures Award twice.
He is survived by: loving wife, Jean Broughton Turner, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th Anniversary in August; a nephew, Eugene Wilson, and his wife, Mary; a niece, Ada Lynn Wilson; a great nephew, John Wilson and a great niece, Lauren Wilson; as well as his pets, Creamer and Maggie, all of Richmond.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his brother, Junior Turner and his sister, Lela and her husband Denver Wilson; and two sisters-in-law, Fay and Anna Broughton.
Funeral service for Mr. Turner will be held 11 a.m Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Harry Hoover and Bro. Ralph Shepperson officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, with military honors.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be John Wilson, Clint Canterbury, Luke Honaker, Toby Honaker, Jerry Ingram and Eric Flynn. Honorary bearers will be Don Brattin, Harold Richardson, Dale Arvin, Hurstle Turner and Bill Maupin.
He will be missed by his church, family, friends, and the community, as he was a friend to all. Donations in his memory are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, the Oneida Baptist Institute, or Gideons International.
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Published on June 28, 2017
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