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David Donald Turner
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Obituary for David Donald Turner

David was born on January 4, 1957, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Donald Jack Turner and Mildred Maxine Turner. He came home with his adoptive parents at the age of 2 weeks. He was raised in the Grinnell area where he was a graduate of Grinnell High School.

David attended Special Ed at Davis School for 8 years, then for 4 years at Pleasant Hill in Marshalltown, Iowa. He worked at Mid Iowa Workshop for the handicap for many years, where he took a bus with several other boys and girls.

David was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where he would go over the years and make coffee, help in the baby nursery on Sunday mornings and with his mother on Wednesday nights for Awana parents children.

David loved going to Hy-Vee for coffee and to visit with the farmers. He was everybody’s hero and a friend to everyone. David had a strong belief that everyone was a good person. He loved kids, loved to play horse shoes. David and his special friend Derek Reavis were known as part of the fabric of Grinnell. David attended Special Camp at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Clear Lake, Iowa for more than 30 years. He also played basketball and bowling in the Special Olympics. David played on a bowling league for many years.

He is survived by his brother, Calvin (Diana) Turner of New Hampton, Iowa, and his sister, Kim (Matt Steddom) Turner of Marshalltown, Iowa, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and a very special friend Derek Reavis.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

6

May

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

funeral service

Monday

7

May

10:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church

1625 Penrose Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

interment

Monday

7

May

11:30 AM
Bethel Cemetery

Southwest 48th Street East and Hwy T38 South
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

luncheon and fellowship

Monday

7

May

12:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church

1625 Penrose Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Cemetery Details

Location

Bethel Cemetery

Southwest 48th Street East and Hwy T38 South
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

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