WALTER LEE TURNER
Walter Lee Turner, 85, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, Feb 10, 2023 at Norton Community Hospital.
Lee spent almost forty-one years as an integral part of the hospital systems in the area beginning in 1979, Executive Assistant with ARH, CEO of Physician Administration with Norton Community Hospital and Administrator of Dickenson County Hospital in Clintwood Virginia before he retired permanently at the age of 72. He was also an active member in the local Lion's Club.
Lee married the love of his life on February 21, 1982, Shalia Edwards. They were high school sweethearts at Haysi High School. Shalia left for Michigan after her eighth grade year but reconnected with Lee when a turn of events brought her back to Virginia in 1981. God made sure that their paths crossed. They were best friends and both were dedicated to living a life for the Lord. They enjoyed traveling around the country and enjoying each other's company. Lee loved working with wood, he was also a fantastic basket weaver.
Lee was a member of Mt. Olive Church in Wise, where he was a Sunday school teacher. He was a Godly man and was always willing to share the word of God with anyone. He considered the congregation at Mt. Olive family and he dearly loved being a part of such a wonderful church.
Lee was preceded in death by his father and mother, Orbie and Rosa Turner both of Clinchco, Virgina and son, Steven Turner; brother, Fred Turner and sister, Jearlene Turner.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Shalia Turner; children, D'Lisa Mullins (Tim), Brad Clark (Robin), Robin Correll (Kevin); nine amazing grandchildren, Matthew Turner, Josh Turner, Meaghan Deboodt, USAF (Michael), Devin Correll, Kyrsten Correll, Keaton Mullins, Sydney Mullins, Ashley Torsiello (Mike) and Tyler Clark; great-grandson, Caleb Deboodt; sister, Merlene O'quinn; brothers, Denny and Billy Joe Turner (Virginia); several nieces, nephews, so many wonderful friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.
While we are heartbroken to have lost such a loving and caring part of our family we rejoice knowing that on February 10, 2023 Lee Turner was face to face with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Funeral services for Lee Turner was conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, VA with Pastor T. J. McAmis officiating. Burial followed in the Presley Place Cemetery, Sutherland Ridge, Clinchco, VA. Family received friends from 11:30 a.m. till time of services at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you consider a donation to Samaritan's Purse. www.samaritanspurse.org
Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.
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