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David S. Turner

October 31, 1943 - July 11, 2022

David S. Turner of Bedford, Virginia, died on the morning of July 11, 2022. He suffered from dementia. His wife, Ellen, survives him, as well as numerous cousins. David was born in Montrose, Scotland, in 1943. He served in the US Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany as a transportation specialist.

After an honorable discharge from the Army, David worked as a land surveyor in Northern Virginia. He later worked for 30+ years as a US Postal Service letter carrier in Reston, VA.

David received an AA degree in aviation administration from Northern Virginia Community College, graduating summa cum laude. He was an avid Premier League soccer fan. His favorite teams were Arsenal and Tottenham. He also enjoyed Formula-1 racing.

David was a regular blood donor and volunteered as a van driver for Bedford Social Services. He loved dogs and volunteered at shelters, in dog transport. He also loved Big Band music. David had small parts in various Little Town Players plays and helped with the scenery.

If you wish to make a donation in his memory, please consider an animal shelter of your choice.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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I worked next to Dave for over 20 years. He was a good friend and we loved to argue politics. You will be sorely missed buddy(aka Mr. Bond)

Posted by Steve Spencer on July 16, 2022

Leslie & I spent time visiting Dave in Bedford!

Posted by StevenSpencer on July 16, 2022

I'm going to miss his loud laugh!

Posted by Dan (coworker) on July 16, 2022

He was our neighbor for 18 years. He was a good man and will be missed 💔

Posted by Mark &Nancy Mitchell on July 12, 2022

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