David "Taco" Turner, 66, of Saulsbury, departed this life on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Pine Meadows Healthcare in Bolivar.
A Celebration of Life for Mr. Turner will be held from 1 - 4 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Grand Valley Lodge, 405 Grand Valley Drive, Saulsbury, TN 38067. Lunch will be provided.
The son of the late M. G. and Ruby Sudduth Turner, he was born in Hayti, MO and was a graduate of Northwest High School in House Springs, MO. David lived most of his life in the Frayser area of Memphis before moving to Hardeman County 14 years ago.
A very creative master carpenter, he had worked for several national companies in construction. As a young man, he had worked on oil rigs near Corpus Christi, TX. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, playing golf, cooking, working on cars and was a collector of die-cast model cars. David was also fond of watching old westerns and Hallmark movies. He was a member of Hope Recovery Church, Medon, TN.
Mr. Turner is survived by three daughters, Heather (Curtis) Long of Memphis, Kelly (Greg) Thomas of Murfreesboro and, Elizabeth (Victor) McKinney of Bartlett; five grandchildren, Dalton, Skyler, Chloe, Adeline and Josiah; four sisters, Peggy Cochran of Rocky Mount, MO, Ronda (Larry) Hogan of Oakland, Barbara (Kent) McDaniel of Rossville and Deborah (Stephen Schwartz) Brasfield of Saulsbury; 11 nieces and nephews and 21 great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Paul Cochran and John Allen Brasfield, Jr.
Memorials may be sent to Hope Recovery Church in Medon [https://hrcwoh.com/donate/], St. Jude Children's Research Hospital [https://www.stjude.org/donate] or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation [https://www.cff.org/give-monthly].