Douglas M. Turner, 78, of Strawberry, passed Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Cave City Nursing Home.

He was born June 17, 1942, in Batesville, to Lewis N. Turner and Esther Battles Turner. He grew up in Strawberry and lived in Newton, Kan., before returning to Arkansas. He served his country in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for Boeing Aerospace as a sheet metal mechanic. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Esther; sisters, Eunice Turner, Bunice Coleman, Wanda Simmons, Armilda Ralls and Opaline Martin; and brothers, Clay Turner, L.N. Turner Jr., Jim Turner, Jack Turner and Jerry Turner.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Day Turner, of the home; daughter, Marsha (David) Kelly of Cave City; sons, Michael (Kim) Turner of Wichita, Kan., and Mark (Sherri) Turner of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Jeremy (Santana) French of Pottersville, Mo., Emma (William) Kesling of Pleasant Hill, Savanah (Blake) Keener of Cave City, Jake (Amber) Turner of Greenbrier, Elizabeth French of Greenbrier, Lucas (Sara) Turner of Clinton, Mo., Makenna (Corey) Roberts of Batesville and Olivia Turner of Damascus; great-grandchildren, Brady, Colt, Blakely, Sawyer, Paisley, Sadie, Sophie and Silas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was Friday, June 4, from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Strawberry Church of Christ. The funeral was at 2 p.m. at the church with Gregg Cooper officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge and Lynn.

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