Marion Douglas Turner

Marion Douglas Turner

Age 81, Shenandoah, Va.

Marion Douglas Turner, 81, of Shenandoah, passed away February 20, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 11, 1942 in Page County to the late Harry C. and Pearl Frazier Turner.

He attended Page County High School and served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church the Avis O. Comer VFW Post 8613 in Shenandoah and retired from Avtex Fibers after 30 years of service. He loved his farm, gardening, hymn sings and family gatherings. He was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed by all those who loved him.

On October 24, 1964, he married Rhoda M. Gray Turner who preceded him in death on November 23, 2011. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Jenkins, and brothers, Harry C. Turner Jr. and Garland S. Turner.

He is survived by daughters, Penny Collier and husband, Barry of Shenandoah, Patricia “Patty” Lam and husband, Steve of Elkton; sister, Ruth Bankard and husband, Charles of Charlottesville; grandchildren, Briana Sutherland and husband, Justin, Cheyenne Simmons and husband, Chase, Jessica Collier and fiancée, Jesse, Kendall Collier and companion, Hannah; great-grandchildren, Caroline Simmons, Peyton, Daniel and Clinton Sutherland.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2023 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Shenandoah with Pastor Ellen H. Martin officiating. Burial to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church or the Avis O. Comer VFW Post 8613 in Shenandoah.

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