Kenney Donald Turner

kenney turner
Kenney Donald Turner, 72, of 55 Tipton Farm Road,, Candler, died Sunday, May 17, 2009. Mr. Turner was a native of Asheville and a former resident of Ypsilanti, MI, where he attended the Ypsilanti Assembly of God and retired from the Ford Motor Co. He was a son of the late Andy Martin Turner, Jr., and was also preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Bennie H. Turner. He is survived by his wife, Donna Cook Turner; two sons, Keith Turner and his wife, Shelly, of Carmel, IN and Christopher Turner of Candler; two grandchildren, Krista and Michael of Carmel; his mother, Lillie Mary Taylor Turner of Kingsport, TN; his step-mother, Edna Elizabeth Cowan Turner of Candler; one brother, William O. Turner and his wife, Brenda, of Kingsport; two step-brothers, Jeffrey and David Brookshire, and by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. Flowers are welcome, but memorials can be made to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. Dear Donna & Family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry will always remember all the good times he had with ken during their many years together at Ford Mo. Co. Donna, we will miss our times we spent together. You and the children will be in our thoughts during this sad time.

    Love Terry & Jim

  2. Donna and Family:

    We want to assure you of our love and prayers during this difficult time. Ypsilanti Assembly of God was honored to be your church family–we are with you in spirit. God bless.

  3. Donna, Keith & Shelly,and Chris, We are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a Wonderful Christian man whom we all loved. We enjoyed our times at church with you all. It seemed he always smiled, which would make you smile and brightens up your day. We never know the reasons why things happen, but God must need him now since his job here was finished. Ken will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was loved by all. May the memories help get you thru these times and God wrap His arms of love so thightly around you to help comfort you during these difficult times. You are in our thought and prayers. We wished we could be there with you at this time. We look forward to seeing Ken again in Heaven one day. We love you all!

  4. Dear Donna and family I am not to sure that you will remember me but we went to Ypsi Assembly together back then my last name was Mickles. But anyway i am so sorrry to hear about your loss. GOD is your comforter and he will give you peace in this sad time. My prayers are with you and your family .
    Linda Hill

  5. Donna and Family. We were so saddened to hear that Ken had passed away. Our prayers will be with you through this difficult time. He was always such a plesant person. A tribute in character to the Lord that he served.
    Pastor Bob Noe

  6. Donna, Keith, Shelly & Chris,

    We are saddened to hear of Ken’s passing, but know he is now with his maker in a better place. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Mary, Lisa & Laura Goring


  8. Dear Donna and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. May God’s grace give you strength and comfort and heal your grief.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  10. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I have treasured every moment that I have been able to spend with my brother. We have had so many good times and were planning on spending time together this coming week end. Ken had been looking forward to going with me to a 1950 era town in Rogersville this week. We had planned it for a year. We both love old cars and this was to be a dream come true for him. I love you brother and will always think of you when I see some old car or hear some of our favorite music.

  11. Dear Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kenny was a wonderful person and everyone liked him. I am sure you have lots of great memories to comfort you. May God Bless you with his wonderful grace.
    The Redmond & Robinson Families

  12. Turner Family: I am so sorry to hear that Ken passed away. What a wonderful man and I am glad to have known him during my life. I pray that you find comfort and peace during this time. Know your friends are thinking of you all and sending you love. Take care.

  13. Donna and family. We are so very sorry to here about Ken. Our condolences are with the family. May God comfort you all at this time. All our love and prayers.

  14. Donna and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. All my love, Anna Graham

  15. So sorry to hear about Ken. We send all our best wishes to help you get though this and know you will and again we are so sorry to here of this. God bless.

  16. Dear Donna and Family

    I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless.

  17. Hi Donna and family, was so sad to read of Ken’s passing. He was a wonderful man.
    Hoping your good memories will see you through the rough days.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Rosa

  18. Donna,
    I was saddened today when I saw that Ken had passed away.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God hold you in his arms and comfort you at this time. Our condolences also to the family.
    Glen and Juanita Hewitt

  19. To the Turner Family
    We are all sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. All of our Thoughts and Prayers are with you All at this Time. May GOD give you All Strength and Peace.

    Irene Warren & Family–
    Darlene & Ken Oliver
    Joan Haney & family
    John & Vickie
    Phillip Warren
    Tim & Sally Warren

  20. Dear Donna, Christoper, Keith, Shelly, Krista and Michael

    You all have been in our thoughts and prayers for the last few days. We believe your strong faith and loving memories of Ken will comfort you. Ken was a good man and the best brother. We will always keep him and you in our hearts.

    Love, Jeff & Grace

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