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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.
Me, my Granny and Papaw were neighbors with Mr.& Mrs. Turner in 1990. We couldn't have asked for better neighbors. Mr. Turner and my Papaw liked to talk. Occasionally me and him would talk about our dogs. Mine was a puppy and exremely rambunctious. Mr. Turner thought he was comical The thing I remember most was the day Papaw went missing. He was blind, but he still mowed grass and did other outdoor chores. On that day he hadn't been feeling well. He went outside and was gone for sometime, so I went to check on him. And he was no where to found. I called out to him, but recied no answer. Soon Mr. Turner came out and helped me find him. He had wondered into the woods at the back of our house and lost his way. Granny and I was were very thankfull for Mr Turner's help. Granny and Papaw are gone now, yet over the years I've wonder about him and Mrs. Turner and am saddened to hear of his passing My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Angelia Ross
Angelia Ross Mar 24 2012 12:00 AM
Mr. Turner was my teacher at Revelo School. I remember him as a very caring and respectful teacher. I'm very sorry to read of his passing.
Bonnie (Daugherty) Edwards Mar 24 2012 12:00 AM
My heart goes out to the family. I had hime for a teacher in 4th & 5th grade @ Stearns Elem. and he was a very nice person. He will be greatly missed.
Nikie (Foster) Jones Mar 24 2012 12:00 AM
Mr. Turner was my 8th grade teacher at Revelo and taught my two sons at Stearns. He was a soft spoken and caring teacher. My Prayers Go Out To His Family
Brenda Brumett Mar 23 2012 12:00 AM
Mr.Turner was one of my favorite teachers.I had him as a teacher at Revelo School,in the early 60's.He was a very nice person, kind and thoughtful.He was very concerned with the welfare of his students.I will always hold his memories dear.My condolences go to his family for the loss of a great person.
Brenda Gale Jarnigan Sexton Mar 22 2012 12:00 AM