Brian Daniel Turner, 42, of Newberry, died June 3, 2015 at his residence.

Born on November 19, 1972, in Lumberton, North Carolina, he was a son of Bobby Earl Turner and Jo Ann Britt Shultz. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War and was employed by Wal-Mart.

He is survived by his mother of Newberry; his father of Lumberton, N.C.; his paternal grandparents, Howard and Laura Mae Turner of Lumberton; a brother, Robert Earl Turner of Lumberton; his nephew and niece; Joshua and Emily Turner. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Horace and Viola Branch.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.

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#11 Roger Lane GM3 2019-07-28 23:34
I had known Brian since he arrived onboard the USS Butte. We soon became the best of friends with him going home with me most weekends to my family's farm in Pa. He was closer to me than the brother I never had.
We often talked about how much we missed being in the Navy and what it would have been like if we had stayed in or rejoined.
He would always call me to check in, or call my family to check up on them when I was away. I learned of his passing 6 months after the fact when no one had heard from him in about 7 months. I had downloaded his obits, and placed is name on I only now found this site.
He is still loved & missed by me, my family and several of his shipmates I have had contact with in the past.
#10 Deb Ponton 2015-10-29 12:05
Ms. Jo Ann I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Brian, he and I had many conversations while I worked at Tremont...I learned of his death just today, it floored me...I had seen him a day prior to his passing and we had a typical conversation, he smiled at me when it was time to part and said "ok see ya later"
He was always pleasant to talk to...if there is anything I can do please let me know
#9 Robert Sheeley 2015-06-10 19:58
Have known Brian about a year. A cheerful and witty guy indeed. Genuine to say the least. We will all cherish the time we knew him. God bless.
#8 Romona Harlow 2015-06-10 09:53
Your wonderful smile and great sence of humor will surely be missed.
I will pray for you and your family. Love ya much, Brian
#7 FRANCES HOWARD 2015-06-08 12:22
I knew Brian when he worked with me at FAMILY DOLLAR in Prosperity, I would also see him at Walmart. We got to know each other, everytime he saw me he would have a big smile and a hug for me. He was so kind. I will truly miss him and I know the family will to. May God comfort everyone in the loss of a well loved young man.
#6 Tony Schenck 2015-06-06 14:26
Brian, I am missing you terribly, your often gentle and sometimes wry sense of humor. All of us loved you. I valued our friendship and our fellowship and your counsel on mutual mission in life. I will never ever forget you, good buddy.
#5 Jason & Dusti Gursky 2015-06-05 14:45
Jason and I are praying for your family during this difficult time. Brian was a dear friend, and we miss him terribly. Brian always had a smile and had something funny to say! We miss you, B!
#4 Zacarias Family 2015-06-05 11:23
When The Last Hand Comes Aboard

No more a Watch to stand, Old Sailor.
For you are drifting on an ebbing tide.
Eight Bells has rung. Dog Watch is done.
A new Berth waits you on the other side.

Your Ship is anchored in God's Harbour.
And though his sailors are of equal rank.
there'll be Shipmates on the deck to greet you.
And Pipe, as you ascend the Plank..

Her boilers with full head of steam.
Cargo stowed and Galley stored.
Just waiting to get underway.
When the last Hand comes aboard.

Look sharp! That Hand is you, Old Sailor.
And you'll be sailing out on Heavenly Seas.
So may the wind be ever at your back.
Fair weather. And God speed!

We are truly thankful and blessed to have known you these many years. We will miss you. May GOD hold and comfort your family and friends during this painful time.
#3 Bernie Spieker 2015-06-05 10:17
My dear friend, I will miss our phone conversations and our brotherly friendship. You were a generous and caring friend. You were family to Lisa and I. We will miss you and never forget you!
#2 Dianne Fowler 2015-06-05 08:42
I only knew Brian for a brief period of time but I will never forget him. I will miss his wit, his smile and his laughter. I'm also very thankful for his service to our country. I'm so very sorry your loss and pray you find peace in the coming days.
#1 Larry Hazel 2015-06-04 15:50
I got to know Brian in the past year,He is a great Guy. He will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to his Family and I pray God will give You comfort in Your Loss.You have My deepest sympathy. God Bess.

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