Robert Walter Turner

Robert Walter Turner

Robert Walter Turner
March 6, 1943 – September 11, 2017

ZEBULON – Robert Walter Turner, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Monday with his family by his side. He was born in Edgecombe County & son the late John & Nora Owens. He served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a deacon for many years at Webb’s Chapel Baptist Church and later at Pilot Baptist Church. He served in the Macclesfield Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Pilot Lions Club. He retired from the NCDOT after 36 years and with Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell for many years. Roberts loss will be felt by many for a long time.

Funeral service 2 pm, Wednesday, Pilot Baptist Church with burial to follow at 4:30 in the Macclesfield Town Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria Bridgers Turner of the home; daughters, Lisa T. Strickland (Timmy) of Macclesfield, Ashley Turner of Eureka; grandchildren, Ethan & Jacob Strickland and Nicholas “Buddy” Turner.

Flowers welcomed or memorials can be made to Pilot Baptist Church Choir Fund.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Charles & Mary Jo Pittman Godwin Posted September 11, 2017 10:26 pm

    Sending Gloria and the family our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Robert and Kay Norville Posted September 12, 2017 11:11 am

    Gloria so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ??

  • Sue HousevOutlaw Posted September 12, 2017 12:55 pm

    Gloria, so,sorry for your loss, sending prayers for you and your family for strength and peace at this time. Haven’t seen you in many years but think of you often.

  • Belinda Gurkins Posted September 12, 2017 2:20 pm

    Gloria and girls, I am so sorry to hear about Robert. When I think of really good men, Robert Turner always comes to my mind. What a tremendous loss for you and us who knew him, and what a wonderful testimony he lived.

  • Belinda Gurkins Posted September 12, 2017 3:53 pm

    Hi Gloria, Lisa and Ashley. Words cannot express my sorrow to hear about Robert. He was such a wonderful man and you were great neighbors for all those years. When you find true friends time may pass but friendships last forever. This world was a better place because God placed him in our lives. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay and Allen Walston Posted September 13, 2017 7:46 am

    Allen and I are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Janice Webb Haley Posted September 13, 2017 8:42 am

    He was a fine man. He loved his life in devotion to his family. My heart goes out to his family.

  • Sandy & Richard Culifer Posted September 14, 2017 6:41 am

    Gloria and family, our thought and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Sandy Trippe Posted September 14, 2017 8:56 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing. When I would see him at funerals, he always was smiling and gave me a hug. My deepest sympathy and continuing prayers to Gloria.

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