Posted By:Jan
Subject:Robert 'Bob' Turner, 80, SC/TN, obit; s/o Harold R. and Anne S. Turner
Post Date:February 02, 2012 at 07:56:41
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Robert 'Bob' Turner, 80, loved to fly and spent a great
deal of his life at the controls of an airplane,
helicopter and hot air balloon. On Tuesday, January 31,
2012, he finally got his wings when he died peacefully at
Wexford House, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.

Bob was born October 17, 1931, and raised in Greenville,
SC. As a youth he attended McCallie Academy in Chattanooga
then later North Carolina State University. After school
he enlisted in the Army where he got his pilots license
and learned to fly. From that point on he spent as much
time as possible in various types of aircraft.

He moved to this area to begin a career at Eastman Kodak
and with the exception of a brief assignment in NYC, he
lived the remainder of his life in Kingsport.

Bob, alongside his wife Peggy, dedicated his life to
raising his family. He was an active member of the Kiwanis
Club of Kingsport for over 25 years.

After retirement from Eastman, Bob got his license to fly
hot air balloons. With this he joined a new family in the
ballooning community in our area. For over 20 years he
spent as much time as possible drifting over the skies of

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Peggy
Maddux Turner; parents, Harold R. and Anne S. Turner; and
his brother, Harold Turner.

Survivors are his children, Robert J. Turner, Jr. of
Atlanta, GA, David R. Turner, of Nashville, TN, and Cindy
Lemons and husband David, of Kingsport, TN; and two
grandchildren, Wells Robert and Lauren Lemons, of
Kingsport, TN.

A family graveside service will be 3 p.m., Thursday,
February 2, 2012, at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

After a private burial, there will be a memorial service
at First Broad Street United Methodist Church at 5 p.m.,
with Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiating. The family will
receive friends following the service from 5:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m., at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Boy Scouts of
America, Sequoyah Council, 129 Boone Ridge Drive, Johnson
City, TN 37615.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the
Turner family.