Funeral services for Mr. Richard Turner will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Irvin and Bro. Tom Smith officiating. A Masonic graveside service and interment with military honors will follow at the Caraway Cemetery in Gladeville. Visitation Tuesday 2-7 PM and Wednesday after 12 Noon at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. Turner, age 85 of Lewisburg and formerly of Lebanon, passed away November 17, 2017 at the Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia.
Born September 7, 1932, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Henry Lewis Turner and Bertha Watson Turner. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School and Tennessee Tech. He was in the United States Air Force for eight years, serving during the Korean War, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg. He also was a member of Lebanon Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. He served as the Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Lebanon for four years, and then moved to Lewisburg in 1978 to become the General Manager of Lewisburg Electric, retiring in 2014. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eula Mai Taylor and two brothers, James Turner and Haywood Turner.
He is survived by his wife of almost sixty one years, Margaret Sanders Turner; son and daughter in law, Terry and Debra Turner; two granddaughters, Shelby (Brian) Comte and Hannah Turner.
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Holly Garland & Nursing Staff, Herbert Ray Sanders, Charles Ray Smith, and El Shon Richmond.
Active pallbearers: Brandon Sanders, Josh Sanders, Tim Smith, Larry Barlar, Ernest Sanders, Ricky Sanders, Steve Lewis, and Walter Bussart.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com