Terry's Story

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Terry Alan Turner, 65, of Fairmont, passed away Thursday (May 4, 2017) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Terry was born in Fairmont, to Frank Turner Sr. and Margaret Turner, on May 5, 1951. He graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1969 and went on to earn a business degree from West Virginia University. He worked at Bauer Lumber for a number of years before purchasing the Fairmont Dairy Queen.
For the past 25 years, Terry enjoyed a career and a wonderful work family at Trailer City, where he served as the finance and insurance manager.
He was an avid photographer, a lover of music and the WVU Mountaineers and a lifelong member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, where he served as the treasurer while in college and the chapter advisor for the remainder of his life.
Terry was blessed with the friendship of a group of men who shared a lifetime of laughing, loving, traveling, dining, skiing, golfing and showing up whenever, and wherever, they needed each other most especially during this last week.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Turner; his brother, Dan Turner and his wife Sharon; his sister, Lou Anne Pauley and her husband Dwight; his nieces, Jodi Hume and Britney Rosenberger and their families; his goddaughter, Nicole Janes Archibald; and his beloved companion, Trailer Cat. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Turner.
Memorial donations may be made to West Virginia Caring, 1406 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to West Virginia Caring, with a special thanks to Becky N. for her care and support.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Honorable Judge David Janes officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover. A reception will be held following the committal service for family and friends.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 6, 2017
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