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Rufus "Bill" Lowell Turner

July 30, 1955 — June 20, 2023

Columbia, KY formerly of Harlan Co


Rufus Lowell “Bill” Turner, 67, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Greenhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greensburg, KY. He was born on July 30, 1955, in Harlan County, KY to the late Rufus and Carrie Miniard Turner. He was preceded in death by his wife Cathy Costello Turner and two brothers Coy, Sr. and Neal Brent Turner.

Mr. Turner was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters Shelly Yarberry (Mike Schorman) and Christy Burton (Kevin) both of Columbia, KY; eight grandchildren Brooklynn Willis (K.C.), Kaitlynn Burton, Keaton Burton, Braxleigh Burton, Laynie Burton, Jeremy Burton (Brittany), Marcus Yarberry, and Gracie Schorman; five great grandchildren Rylee Turner Willis, Danny Willis, Izzy Burton, Dallas Burton, and Livy Burton; seven sibling Diana Joseph of Columbia, KY, Christine Harris of Mt Vernon, KY, Lana Turner of Columbia, KY, Roy Turner of Columbia, KY, Troy Turner (Crystal) of Columbia, KY, Charlie Turner (Janet) of Columbia, KY and Rachel Keith (Vernon) of Columbia, KY and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday, June 23, 2023, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Bearwallow Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm and will continue Friday morning at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Bro. Ralph Foster and Bro. Terry England will be officiating, and pallbearers will be Jeremy Burton, Kevin Burton, Coy Turner, James Walker, Mike Schorman, and K.C. Willis.

This obituary is a courtesy to the Turner Family by Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.

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