Alfred Chester Turner

January 22, 1947 - January 29, 2024

Mr. Alfred Chester Turner, age 77, of Woolwine passed awayMonday, January 29, 2024, unexpectedly at his home. He was born on January 22, 1947, in Stuart to the late Chester Turner and Mildred Thomas Turner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Oscar Turner and Albert Lane Turner, as well as infant brother, Stephen.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Aylees Belcher Turner (“Love”) ofthe home; four children, Timothy Turner; Nancy Turner Belcher (David); Stephen Turner (Charity); and Matthew Turner (Jennifer); six grandchildren, Cole, Layton, Logan, Lucas, Jillian and Juliet; and one brother, Mitcheal; sisters-in-law Shelley, Joan, Carol, and several nieces and nephews in addition to a few great nieces and nephews.

Alfred was a diesel heavy equipment mechanic, who spent34 years working in Nome, Alaska. Further, Mr. Turner was a long-time member of the Smith River Rescue Squad. He was a devout member ofthe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Stuart branch. He served a wide variety of leadership roles within the church and enjoyed sharing the gospel with as many people as he could. He had a passion for service and spent countless hours giving back to his community. Indeed, Alfred never met a stranger. He was well known for riding the roads, wheeling and dealing while hunting parts for his Power Wagons, a passion he shared with his sons and grandsons. Mr. Turner always had a two-dollar bill and gold coins to offer up for payment or for any children he might meet.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 11:00 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with President Dan Wait officiating. Burial will follow at the Boyd-Hylton-Turner Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Stuart. Inlieu of flowers please make donations to the Woolwine Ruritans Club, P.O. Box 203, Woolwine, VA 24185or the Smith River Squad,P.O. Box 122, Woolwine, VA 24185. Online condolences may be sent