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1933 Donald 2020

Donald Gochenour Turner

June 29, 1933 — May 1, 2020

Donald Gochenour Turner, age 86 of Augusta, WV, left his earthly home on Friday afternoon, May 1, 2020, from his residence. Born on June 29, 1933, in Kessel, WV, he was a son of the late Paul Herman Turner and Autumn Dora William Weatherholtz Turner. He was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Richardson, three brothers, Gerald Turner, Carroll “Buck” Turner, and Dale “Dean” Turner and a sister-in-law, Flo Turner.

Donald was a member of the Augusta United Methodist Church; he was an excavator and heavy equipment operator and was a realtor and property developer for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and enjoyed many years of family hunts. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Air Police having achieved the rank of Sergeant during his enlistment from 1952 – 1956. He was a Life Member of the American Legion Post #578 in Terra Alta, WV, and a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post #91 in Romney, WV.

Surviving is his loving wife of 63 years, Merilyn Ann Barr Turner; daughters, Jacklon (Myron) Cope of Martinsburg, WV and Darlene (Jimmy) Taylor of Del Ray, WV; three granddaughters, Virginia (David) Robbins of Hedgesville, WV, Annette (Ronald) Beland of Martinsburg, WV and Alice (Randy) Black of Augusta, WV; seven great-grandchildren, Michael & Matthew Robbins, Sarah & Jordan Beland, Arek & Druen Black and Rhiannon Black (fiancé Donald Woodson); three great-great-grandchildren, Broderick & Eternity Woodson and Brantley Black; two brothers, Forest (June) Turner of Circleville, OH and Gene Turner of Moorefield, WV;  a sister, Ruby (Stan) Smith of Middletown, MD; a sister-in-law, Janet Turner of Westfield Center, OH; a brother-in-law, Terry Richardson of Moorefield, WV and many, many nieces and nephews.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a private family graveside service with Pastor Brad Taylor, officiant, will be held at the family cemetery and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Charity of Donor’s Choice.

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