David Willie Turner, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. David was born on October 2, 1957 in Newport News, Virginia and was a lifelong resident of Newport News. David graduated in 1975 from Warwick High School in Newport News. He later went on to pursue higher education at Thomas Nelson Community College and graduated in 1980. He started his career at the Newport News, VA Shipbuilding in 1983 as a Draftsman / Designer.
David also enjoyed being a professional photographer and artist. He loved sketching, drawing, and painting. In his free time, he played numerous musical instruments. He loved to play music so much that he joined the “Emerald Storm Rain Band” and played at various venues in his spare time.
David is preceded in death by his father Willie Turner and mother, Julia L. Turner. David is survived by his sister, Joann Hinton; nephew, LaMont Hinton (Nacole); niece, LaWandra Sheppard (Ryan); uncle, John Turner (Ann); his great niece, two great nephews, numerous cousins, extended family, and friends.
A memorial service and reception will be held at Altmeyer Riverside Chapel on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorial donations be made to National Cancer Institute.
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