Charles L. Turner
DOVER- Charles Leslie Turner, 81, a lifelong resident of East Dover died on June 27 at Pine Heights Nursing Home in Brattleboro.
Mr. Turner was a graduate of Dover schools and the Vermont School of Agriculture. He served in the US Army, and the Vermont National Guard for eight years.
Mr. Turner spent his life on the family farm and especially enjoyed raising Hereford cattle. He was a past president of the New England Hereford Association, served as a Dover town lister, and enjoyed cooking and horticulture.
Mr. Turner was born on November 8, 1937, to Elva Belle (Robbins) Turner and Leslie Charles Turner, both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Susan (Turner) Oswald, of New Cumberland, PA, and nieces and nephews Leslie Frederick Thiel, of Morehead, KY; Norman William Thiel, of Jerseyville, IL; Marcia (Thiel) Scott, of Paola, KS; Darva (Oswald) Kinney, of New Cumberland, PA; Walter William Oswald, of Tampa, FL; and David Turner Oswald, of Sinking Spring, PA. Other members of the family include numerous cousins and great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Muriel Ola (Turner) Thiel and brothers-in-law Frederick Thiel and Dr. George Oswald.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, July 2 at the East Dover Baptist Church, followed by committal services at the Dover Center Cemetery with Pastor Robert McIntyre officiating.
The family extends special thanks and deep appreciation to the staff at Deerfield Valley Rescue, Grace Cottage, Senior Solutions, and especially Pine Heights Nursing Facility for their care of Mr. Turner.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Covey Allen and Shea Funeral Home.
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