Jarvis Hayden Turner, 81, of Dunn died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He was born in Harnett County on Jan. 18, 1937, to the late Jarvis E. and Katie G. Turner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Pipkin Turner; and brothers, Billy, Harold and R.D. Turner.
Mr. Turner served in the U.S. Army during peace time. He retired from Erwin Mills as a supervisor in 1998. He was also a member of Bethesda Friends Meeting.
A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home by the Revs. Cheryl Benson and Lee Lane. Burial will follow in the Turner Family Cemetery.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, LaRhonda Batson of Hampstead, Dr. Nicky Pipkin of El Dorado, Ark., Lanita Pipkin of Wilmington, Phillip Turner of Sherrills Ford, Denise Suter of Longs, S.C., Darlene Strickland of Dunn, Diane Turner of Dunn, Butch Turner of Benson, and Joy Gail Tricoli of Orlando, Fla.; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, North Carolina Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601.