Obituary: Bruce Allan Turner of Sebastian, FL

Obituary: Bruce Allan Turner of Sebastian, Florida.
Obituary: Bruce Allan Turner of Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – Bruce Allan Turner “Rooster”, age 50, of New London, NC, passed away on November 29, 2018.

Bruce was born in Clinton NC on June 6, 1966. He was preceded in death by his father, Baxter Almond Turner and by his sister, Florence Jones Turner. Bruce is survived by his brother, Rick Turner (Sonja) of Salisbury, NC, his sister, Cheryl Johnson (Albert) of Williamsburg VA; his nieces and nephews, Katie (Annika), Tommy (Jessica), Holly, Haley, Mikhail and Turner; his aunt, Patricia Shattuck of Titusville, FL; his beloved dog Duke and by his friends and co-workers at Airborne Tree Service in Waxhaw, NC.

Bruce grew up in Sebastian, Florida where he learned his trade as an Arborist and tree climber. He devoted his life to the love of trees, landscaping and spent the last 14 years in North Carolina running his business “Rooster’s Tree Service”. He was presently employed with Airborne Tree Service in Waxhaw.

The family will be at the home of Rick Turner in Salisbury NC. A private memorial service will be held in Sebastian, Florida at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shelter Guardians. An organization that helps homeless animals in Rowan County. P.O. Box 1934, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Rest easy Rooster. You were most alive among the tall trees. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Turner family.

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