Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Turner, 72, retired from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms after 33 years’ service

Charles L. 'Chuck' Turner
Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Turner

Charles L. “Chuck” Turner, 72, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, after fighting cancer and Parkinson’s disease for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Turner; daughter, Kimberly Hearn, and her husband, Rob, of Virginia Beach; and brothers, Steve Turner, and his wife, Marolyn, and Ronnie Turner, and his wife, Linda, of Fowlerton, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Gladys Turner; brothers, Phil and Garry Turner; and daughter, Debbie Turner.

He is a 1965 graduate of Fairmount High School and completed several college courses during his career. He served in the U.S. Navy for seven years and worked and retired from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) after 33 years, receiving countless awards for his achievements. He was a faithful member of Kempsville Christian Church and served as a deacon and an elder. He was a past master (twice) of Norfolk Masonic Lodge No. 1 A.F. & A.M. Chuck was a loyal and dedicated husband and father.

He will be remembered for his “Never-never-never-give-up” attitude, his wonderful sense of humor, his unending generosity, his dependability, and his good looks that never showed the signs of age. He had a love for animals, travel, motorcycles, fishing, boating and being by the water in general.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 17, at Kempsville Christian Church, 5424 Parliament Drive, Virginia Beach. Private burial will be held in the Veteran’s Cemetery, Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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