Sylvan Ray "Mr. Lucky" Turner
Published: Friday, December 07, 2012

Sylvan Ray "Mr. Lucky" Turner, born December 24, 1947, of the Lowland Community, went to his heavenly home to meet his father, Jimmy Charles "J.C." Turner and mother and step-father Virginia Hinkle Legg and Johnny Legg on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, peacefully at his home. 

He was also preceded in death by his Mamaw and Papaw Hinkle; brother, Jimmie Turner; and nephew, Tony Turner.

Ray was an United States Army veteran, retired from Roadway Express and was well known for his backhoe work.  He attended New Hope Church.

Ray is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Wally and Lynnie Davis; and as he would say it "His precious granddaughter", Madalyn Davis; his twin sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Joe Hawk; and nieces, Jo Michelle Hawk, Anthony Thompson, Kyla Hawk; extended family, Betty and Chris Lawson; numerous cousins and many special friends.

The family received friends from 5:00--8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, with services following at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Services were conducted by Rev. Owen McCloud.

Family and friends met at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Jeff Hinkle, Anthony Thompson, Keith Bailey, Isaac Quinton, Troy Smith and Will Fields.  Honorary Pallbearers were Chris Lawson, Lee Sauceman, Hughie Long, Eddie Witt and Jackie Kilgore.

Stubblefield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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