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1933 KENNETH 2012


July 23, 1933 — March 21, 2012

Mr. Kenneth Turner, age 78, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at his home in Pine Knot, with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. William Kilby and Rev. Stanley Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until funeral time. Burial will be at the T. Chitwood Cemetery in Pine Knot on Saturday at 12:00 noon.

Kenneth was a retired school teacher with the McCreary County Schools. He graduated from Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky University. He belonged to the Retired Teachers Association. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He coached basketball for years and was an avid UK fan. He enjoyed fishing and camping trips and cooking outdoors. His family said that you couldn't ask for a better father and he was always there for his children.

Born July 23, 1933, in Letcher County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Ruben and Versie (Caudill) Turner. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters; Katherine Hoskins and Imogene Toller and a brother Kermit Turner. Surviving family include his wife Lou Vern (Taylor) Turner of Pine Knot whom he married November 28, 1952. They had two children; Farrell (wife Donna) Turner, Pine Knot and Dovey (husband Chuck) Chambers also of Pine Knot: four grandchildren; Tonya Hackler, Chandall Kidd, Harley Vanover and Melanee Chambers and six great grandchildren; Matthew, Noah, Andrew and Elizabeth Hackler and Kaylee and Rylan Kidd. A brother Raymond Turner of Tazewell, Tennessee, and two sisters Peggy (husband Douglas) Taylor, Pine Knot and JoAnn Mullins, Tazewell, Tennessee also survive.

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