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Clarence D. Turner "C.D."

AGE: 89 • Wilmington, DE

Clarence D. Turner, age 89, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Davidson, NC, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at his home following a long illness.

C.D. was born in Morganton, NC, son of the late C.E. and Mamie Turner. He graduated from Morganton High School and joined the U.S. Navy, serving for two years mainly in the Pacific Theater during WWII. C.D. graduated from Mars Hill University in 1948 and in 1950 graduated from University of Tennessee with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. While at the University of Tennessee, he was a member of the Engineering Honor Societies Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon. He also earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Delaware in 1967.

C.D. was a Registered Professional Engineer in three states and was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the DuPont Company in the engineering departments. He retired from the DuPont Company in 1989 while located in Charlotte, NC. He lived in Davidson, NC until 2012, and then moved back to Delaware at that time.

C.D. is survived by his wife, Ann; his daughter Carey of Wilmington; and two grand-daughters Jennifer and Brianna. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Turner.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 308, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 2015
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