Alexander F. "Buck" Turner, 84, of Reedsville, WV, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Select Medical Center in Morgantown.
He was born in Masontown, WV on November 11, 1937, a son of the late Fred and Pluma E. (White) Turner.
Buck was a loving husband, father, grandfather and member of the community. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and extended his military service in the US Army until his retirement in July of 1975. After his military service he worked in many different fields. He was a coal miner at Loveridge Mine and J&H Coal Company, owned and operated The Corner Lunch for many years and worked as a groundskeeper for Greer Enterprises. Buck was a dedicated member of the Masontown VFW as a member of the color guard, Jr. Vice Commander and Canteen Manager. He also was on the Board of Trustees for the Mt. Zion and Gordon Cemeteries. Buck supervised and helped place and remove flags on the military graves for Memorial Day. He also took care of the flagpole decoration at the entrance of the Masontown VFW. Buck was instrumental in all aspects at the Mt. Zion Church. He was the highlight of the Coffee Club at the Masontown Senior Center and loved to play cribbage. Buck never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. Buck was an avid Mountaineer Basketball fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 yrs, Shirley (Wolfe) Turner; one daughter, Tammy Clark and companion Brian Rehwinkel of Morgantown; one son, Brian Turner of Masontown; eight grandchildren, James, Michael, William "Gus", Cieira, Brandon, Brittany, Jay and Brianna; nine great grandchildren, Alex, Noah, Brooklynn, Jada, Tyler Jr., Alexia, Lola, Hunter, and Xavier Alexander; numerous nieces and nephews and his best buddy Ivan McMillen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three daughters, Robin Lynn Turner, Toni Nanette Hardesty and Kimberly Stone; seven brothers, Kramer E., Herbert, Roy, Raymond, Robert, John Roscoe and Fred Jr. and six sisters, Rosalea, Rilla, Shirley, Dorothy, Doris and Pluma Ann.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday, May 9, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from noon until the 1 pm time of service with Rev. Casper Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the WVANG Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Buck's memory may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Mike Turner, PO Box 57, Masontown, WV 26542.
Condolences may be extended online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Alexander "Buck"
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Field Funeral Home