Donald Turton
Saturday
28
July

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Appalachian Funeral Service
165 Skyland Dr
Sylva , North Carolina, United States
Saturday
28
July

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Appalachian Funeral Service
165 Skyland Dr
Sylva , North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Donald Turton

Memorial Services were held Saturday July 28 for Donald Turton 80, of Balsam, NC who passed away Friday, July 27 in our local hospital after a short illness. He was born August 17, 1937 in Newark, NJ to Donald and Lois Turton. Don served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. He was the superintendent of Hallworth, NJ Department of Public Works. He moved to Balsam in 1991 and frequently stated “I ended up in the best possible place I could be, this is God’s country.”  Don was a master gardener and landscaper; hundreds of his efforts remain planted in the neighborhood. A teller of tales, Don was a happy loving and forgiving person who never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol, his sons Christopher and Donald and sister Lois. He is survived by daughter Thizbea Troese husband Jack, grandchildren Grace and Victor; daughter Jody Reicher her husband Norm, grandchildren Sarah and Toby; brother Gary and many friends from northern Maine to Belize. Thoughts and prayers are always needed and appreciated.

Appalachian Funeral Services are handling arrangements for the family.

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