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William Archer Turman

February 26, 1961 — February 27, 2022

William Archer Turman, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away at his home with his wife of 38 years the morning of February 27, 2022. William was born February 26, 1961, to Silas & Marie Turman of Meadows of Dan, Va. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Darlene Turman; two daughters, Sarah Turman & husband, Adam Butler, and Amanda Kell & husband, Chris Kell. William is also survived by six wonderful grandchildren who thought he hung the moon, Dayna Butler, Gavin Butler, Devin Butler, Joanna Butler, Bradley Kell, & Lily Kell; he is also survived by his two best fur baby friends, Lexi & Tucker.

William is also survived by a sister, Bonita Turman of Meadows of Dan, Va.; two brothers, Ted Turman & wife, Cathy, of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Duke Turman & wife, Margaret, of Blacksburg, Va.; and many nieces, nephews, & friends.

William worked as Chief Animal Control Officer for Smyth County Virginia for 32 years, until his retirement in 2019. In those 32 years his co-workers became his family.

In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren and living his life to the fullest.

Bill was such a kind hearted, loving soul and sometimes a Gentle Giant. The simple things in life brought him great joy: gardening, reading, and playing with his grandbabies. He enjoyed playing jokes on his two daughters and always had a smile on his face and a pocket full of candy. His sweetheart was his best friend and they loved going on adventures together.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Southfork Baptist Church, 215 South Fork Rd., Marion, Va. from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Family & friends of Bill and his family are welcome to attend and share stories or memories and just be together during this time.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 4, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

South Fork Baptist Church

215 South Fork Rd., Marion, VA 24354

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