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Kent Turner

Lyle Kent Turner, 59 years, 5 months, 4 days old, passed to Heaven on August 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

Kent was born March 25, 1959 in Mansfield, MO to William Leslie and Mavie Alice (Wilson) Turner.

Kent was a lifetime farmer and loved working on the farm. He helped his Dad and Uncle Coy as a child. He then partnered with his Dad, Doyle and Gaylon and later he and Doyle ran the family farm together.

Kent was a Christian and a member of Igo General Baptist Church. He attended Igo from an infant until the church closed. Later he attended Thornfield General Baptist Church and was currently attending True Hope General Baptist Church. Kent played the piano at church. He attended Piland Youth Camp and White River Youth Camp. Kent was saved at youth camp. He also enjoyed making molasses and fishing with Randy and Bill. Kent had the privilege to escort his Dad on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. 

Kent was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his five siblings and their spouses, Wade Turner, Doyle & Peggy Turner all of Thornfield, MO, Gaylon & Karen Turner, Gainesville, MO, Linda & Wendell Daugherty and Jeanie Smith all of Thornfield, MO, many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral services for Kent were Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, MO with burial following in the Thornfield Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Aug. 31st from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

Officiating will be Pastor Bill Comer and Pastor Doyle Turner. Memorials may be made to the Thornfield Cemetery, where Kent was caretaker for many years or Love Offerings to the family. Online condolences may be made to