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Wayne Junior Turner

March 10, 1952 — August 10, 2022


Wayne Junior Turner


Wayne Junior Turner, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, surrounded by family and awaiting angels to take him home.  Wayne was born on March 10, 1952, in Alamance County to the late Floyd Jack Turner & Alice Barts Turner and was the husband of 34 wonderful years to the late Patty Davenport Turner, whose death preceded Wayne in 2012.  


Wayne, also known as “Big Swede” to his family and friends, retired from Cone Mills & ITG after dedicating more than half his life to the company working at both the Granite & White Oak plants during his career.  Wayne was an expert welder & pipe fitter and enjoyed teaching anyone that wanted to learn how to do the same since he was self-taught himself.  When Wayne wasn’t working, he spent an abundance of time hunting and in the outdoors since he was reportedly a professional deer hunter.  During any down time he had, Wayne worked diligently planning and coordinating his annual brunswick stew event that he hosted every year in October.  Wayne was well-known for his culinary skills, drawing crowds from far and wide every fall!


His surviving family is his girlfriend Peggy Moore Patterson, one son David Turner & children, grandsons Jacob Turner and Mason Turner; granddaughter Madelyn “Mattie Mae” Turner; grandsons Michael Lynn Turner and Luke Turner and child, great-granddaughter Aubrey Jean Turner.  Wayne’s surviving siblings include sisters Myrtle Pennington and Enzer Perry (Bill) and brother Frank “Bud” Turner (Faye); numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.


Wayne was preceded in death by his wife Patty, son Mike “Ryan” Turner, daughter-in-law Shanon Moser Turner, daughter Lindsay Marie Turner; brothers Jack Turner (Gladys), Paul Turner; sisters Francis Sharpe (Rex) and Linda Taylor (Bobby).


The family will have a private viewing on Saturday, August 13, 2022, but will reserve a celebration of life for extended family and friends on Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm at the funeral home.

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Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Sunday, August 14, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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