Harold Gray Turner, Sr. (85) of Boones Mill, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Harold was born in Radford, VA on January 3, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Clyde Turner and Eloise Graham Turner along with his brother Samuel Grant Turner, daughter in law Jill Willett Turner and brother in law Richard Berg. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Betty Dickerson Turner, sister Judith Vance, brother in law Ed Vance, sister Sandra Berg, son Gray Turner and special friend, Tonya Janney, grandson Joshua Turner, granddaughter in law Lauren Turner, great grandson Brady Turner and great granddaughter Emersyn Turner, daughter Teresa Turner McBride and son in law Keith McBride, granddaughter Taylor McBride LaPrade, grandson in law Thomas LaPrade, granddaughter Sydney McBride, sister in law Margie Lockard along with many nieces and nephews.
Harold grew up in Radford, VA, where he enjoyed family, friends and boating on the New River and Claytor Lake. He graduated from Radford High School and soon after married Betty Jane Dickerson. Harold went on to proudly serve in the United States Army with a tour in Germany. He returned home to begin his career as a Structural Steel Draftsman with Acme Drafting Company where he worked and retired with over 60 years of service.
Harold very much enjoyed time with his family and friends. He enjoyed countless hours building things, working on old cars, trucks, tractors and tinkering on anything mechanical. He also enjoyed painting landscapes.
A memorial service with family was held on Friday, January the 6th. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.