David Turner
October 31, 1948 - November 9, 2021
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
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Sunday 11/14, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Sunday 11/14, 3:00 pm

David Gray Turner, 73, known to his family and friends as “Dave”, died on November 9, 2021, in his home in Simpsonville, SC after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. As the legend goes, Dave was born in an elevator at Greenville General Hospital on October 31, 1948, in Greenville, SC. He was the youngest…

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Heather Taylor left a message on November 15, 2021:
Dear Vicki and family. My sincere condolences to you all🌷 Beyond good-bye there is a beautiful, peaceful place where memories live forever…. Love and hugs, Heather Taylor🙏
Allen Seutter left a message on November 13, 2021:
Dear Vicki , and Family, I experienced extreme sadness when I received the news of Dave’s passing. My sincere and deepest sympathies and condolences to you, your family and friends. I know he will be sorely missed. May you be comforted by God and your memories of his life with each one of you. Allow me to share some of my memories of my time together with Dave in hopes that it contributes to your comfort and celebration of his life. I had the unique privilege of working side by side with Dave and sharing accommodations many times with him, sometimes for weeks and even months. Be it at Waltz Mill, Thailand, Bruce Power in Canada, CoreStar, Intech, Virginia, Texas, California or many places in between. He was always upbeat, fun loving and adventure seeking. I wouldn’t say that he was fearless or not scared but his courage, commitment, and dedication with a smile was always foremost, wether serving his Country, riding a tuktuk through the freeways and back streets of Thailand, sweating in the radiation zones of nuclear power facilities, or in the potentially toxic areas of petrochemical plants. Dave’s culinary skills were exceptional as he taught many of us to appreciate brussels sprouts, okra, asparagus and even chicken livers! His enthusiasm for good food and great places to dine had us enjoying the probably hundreds of meals we shared together either those he prepared, or those served in fancy restaurants, diners, pubs and bars, or bbq smokers. Dave also never travelled light as at least one suitcase was dedicated to transporting new books, later to be added to his library. I was inspired to take up reading again and enjoyed his recommendations of titles and authors. Dave’s personal stories were never short but we didn’t tire of his stories of his family, his college football team,( We did try to broaden his sports world into hockey but I doubt we were very successful) or his time spent at home gardening and landscaping. I am sure this information is nothing new to many of you, and sure Dave was not perfect as none of us are, but his selflessness, caring, love of family and friends, faith in God and his trust in his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ made him a good good person and a Great Great Friend. With Fondest Memories, Allen Seutter Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Mary H Sabota left a message on November 13, 2021:
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Mary H Sabota left a message on November 13, 2021:
So sorry for your loss Vicki. Remembering you and yours in prayers. I met Dave once when I was visiting my son at Clemson. What a gracious and kind man. Love, Cousin Bunny
Tyrell Jeffreys-Gee left a message on November 12, 2021:
In memory of David Turner, Tyrell Jeffreys-Gee lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Virginia crowell-phillips left a message on November 12, 2021:
In memory of David Turner, Virginia crowell-phillips lit a candle
Catalina CONCHABOWER left a message on November 12, 2021:
Mrs Vicky and Jill, I am sending you a big hug that can give you hope and strength. I am so sorry.
Joe and Carole Snyder left a message on November 11, 2021:
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Dave was always one who believed the best in people. Even when things were literally falling apart you always knew Dave would be steadfast and his aim true. We all were fortunate to have known him. The world was a better place with him in it.
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