David Stuart Turner

October 2, 1954 - April 23, 2018
David Stuart Turner

David Stuart Turner age 63 of Wilmington passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018.

He was born and raised in Wilmington. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil E. Turner and Jean Solomon Turner.

David is survived by  his wife of 29 years, Mary Ann Mercer Turner; sons, David Brian Turner (Ashley) and Jamie Stuart Turner (Felicia); along with three beautiful grandchildren, Hannah, Sebastian, and Halona; brother Harry Turner and sister Roseann Turner LaRoque. David has several special aunts, sister in-laws and brother in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his special little buddy “Fool”.

David retired from Copycat Print Shop after 30 plus years. He took time off to enjoy retirement and then went to work part time at O’Brien Heat and Air. David enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He and Mary Ann found their “Happy Place” at Sea Level, NC where they met many new and special friends that became their extended family. He was loved and will be missed by many.

A memorial gathering to Celebrate his life will be held from 3 to 5 pm Saturday April 28. 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to a favorite charity or church of choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099

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  • April 26, 2018
    Ken Tharp says:
    Mary Ann sorry to hear of your loss. David was always a friend and had a fish story. May GOD watch over you in this time of need. Faith,family and friends will get you through. Tell Harry I said hello and thinking of him also.

  • August 30, 2020
    CYNTHIA M CAPPS (Bowen) says:
    I just found out about David's passing. He was a super nice guy. I'm glad he got to have a long and happy marriage to Maryanne and I he got to be a grandfather. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. I'm sure that he is greatly missed.

  • April 14, 2019
    Beejay Grob says:
    I just heard about Dave’s passing,I am so sorry. I worked with Dave at Copycat and was also a client. I saw Donna today and she told me. So sorry, he was a great guy and as Lydia put it, larger than life.

  • May 01, 2018
    Anna and Chuck Dietsche says:
    It is with great sadness that we learned of David's passing. His manners, good humor and kindness were constant reminders of what it means to be a decent human being. He will always be remembered with great fondness and those memories will inspire us to treat all people with the same respect and decency that he continually exemplified. With the greatest sorrow and regard, we offer our most heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  • April 30, 2018
    Angela and Tommie Ray says:
    I wish I could take your pain away Mary Ann but sometimes life doesn't deal us a very fair hand. We loved David. He was a great guy. I guarantee he's stirring things up in heaven just like he did here on earth. With a great big grin on his face!!