Our Lord Jesus Christ has called home one of his most precious angels. Billy Lee Turner, 65, of Princeton died peacefully at his home on January 3, 2017.
Born September 14, 1951 in Mercer County and raised in Sandlick, he was the son of the late Robert Turner and Mildred Lucille White Turner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Turner Fleming and honorary brother, Michael Pratt.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of forty six years, Betsy Ann Allen Turner; one daughter, Christie Turner-Linares and husband Ivan of Bluffton, SC; two granddaughters, Victoria Linares and Ivana Linares; one brother, Robert "Bobby" Turner and wife Glenna of Bluewell; one nephew, Brad Turner and wife Dafney of Bluewell; one stepdaughter, Tonya Allen Walkup and husband Troy of King, NC; and great niece and nephew, Allison and Seth.
Billy worked in the concrete business nearly all his life. He was certified in all aspects of the concrete business with multi-state certifications. Billy started his career in 1974 in Princeton with Compton Construction and continued to work in Mercer County until 1999 when the concrete business led him down south to Bluffton, SC. There, he continued on that same path until 2014. In October 2016, the same path that led him to Bluffton, SC led him back home to Princeton, WV. Besides working he also had hobbies. He loved guns and all that comes with them. Billy loved to shoot, melt his own lead, load his own bullets, and spend time on the gun range. He also loved music, singing, NASCAR, and drag racing. Billy also loved the Lord. In 2015 he became a Pastor which gave him great joy. To know Billy was to love him and he was known by many and loved by all.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton. Entombment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Ivan Linares, Troy Walkup, Brad Turner, Timmy Ingram, Jimmy Hill and Kyle Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Robert "Bobby" Turner and Keith Allen.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the service hour on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercer County Animal Shelter, 961 Shelter Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 5, 2017