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Edward Lawrence Turner

June 19, 1945 — April 19, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

Edward Lawrence Turner


Mr. Edward Lawrence Turner, 77, of Winston-Salem passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Ed was born in Winston-Salem to the late William Henry Turner and Martha Rebecca Taylor Turner on June 19, 1945.

Ed graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School in 1963 and attended High Point College. He worked in the vending and food service business his entire career. In his younger life, he was active in the Winston-Salem Jaycees and was awarded life membership. After retirement, he became an avid bridge player achieving the level of Ruby Life Master. Ed was an enthusiastic sports fan and a major supporter of Wake Forest University, especially the basketball team.

Along with his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Turner. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ellen Turner; son, Kenneth (Brenda) Turner; daughter, Sherri (Kim) Clark; and grandchildren Arron and Ally Turner, Ellary and Merritt Clark.

A requiem mass will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 6, 2023, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church with Father Steve Rice officiating. In lieu of flowers, it is asked that donations be made in his name to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2575 Parkway Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be sent to

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Past Services

Requiem Mass

Saturday, May 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

2575 Parkway Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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