Leonard Earl "Dusty" Turner (1920 - 2013)

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L.E. "Dusty" Turner


Leonard Earl "Dusty" Turner, 93, widower of Gaynelle Center Turner, died November 6, 2013 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Talmadge and Bertha Howard Turner, he was a U.S Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII and was in the Invasion of Normandy, the owner of Turner Grading, and a member of Highland Baptist Church. Mr. Turner was a member of the Tyger Masonic Lodge and of the Hejaz Shrine.

Surviving are his caregiver, Joyce Strange of Landrum; a brother, Tony Turner of Greer; a sister, Ruth T. Henson of Landrum; and a special friend, Eloise Hawkins of Taylors.

Mr. Turner was predeceased by two brothers, Will Turner and Carl "Slab" Turner and a sister, Agnes Crain.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Highland Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Malcolm Lance and Rev. Mickey Thomas. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be the following nephews; Don Turner, Tim Crain, Butch Turner, Cory Taylor, Nick Barbare, and Ryan Strange.

Honorary escort will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Highland Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church Bus Fund, 3217 Highway 414, Taylors, SC 29687.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Cottages at Brushy Creek and Ark Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com

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The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-3351
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Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 8, 2013
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