Neill Turner West, III, age 21 of Colorado Springs, formerly of Buies Creek, died Friday, December 22, 2017 in Colorado. Turner was a Senior Airman with the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs in Space Command. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Neill Turner West, Sr. and his maternal grandparents, Wendell and Sue Carr. Turner attended Harnett Central High School and Benjamin Cardozo High School and was the valedictorian of the 2013 Tarheel Challenge Academy in Salemburg.
Turner had so many interests and talents. He loved Star Wars, Dr. Who, singing and rock and roll music, especially Journey. Turner also loved playing video games, especially Jak and Daxter and Skyrim. He also played the trumpet and the guitar. Turner enjoyed playing Chess, performing magic tricks and had a passion for Astronomy. He had an affinity for spicy foods of all kinds. Turner had an infectious smile and would light up a room. He volunteered and entertained children in hospitals and schools.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek with Rev. Glenn Jonas officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Angier with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tricia Carr.
Turner is survived by his father, Neill Turner West, Jr. of Floral Park, NY and his mother, Tricia Carr of Buies Creek. Paternal grandmother, Dottie West of Clinton. Brother, Joseph Stewart West of Floral Park, NY. Sister, Stephanie Marie West also of Floral Park, NY. Uncle, Chris Carr of Sanford. Aunts; Terri West Holder of Lillington, Cheri West Strickland of Benson, and Martie West of Coats. Many family, friends, brothers-in-arms, too numerous to name.
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Friday January 5th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546
Saturday January 6th, 2018
271 Leslie Campbell Ave
Buies Creek, NC 27506
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I cannot begin to imagine the pain and hurt you must feel. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give you comfort only He can give at this time. From an AF mom.
Submitted by Melissa Curtis on Jan 6 2018 11:24:08 PM
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We are so very sorry for your loss. From our USAF family to yours, please know you are in our thoughts.
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so sorry for your loss from one airman mom to another thinking of you and your family
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Our hearts are broken for you all. Please know you remain in our thoughts and prayers here in Virginia. From One Air Force Family to another. God Be with each and everyone of you. 🇺🇸🙏❤️🇺🇸🙏❤️🇺🇸🙏❤️🇺🇸🙏❤️🇺🇸🙏❤️🇺🇸🙏❤️🇺🇸🙏❤️
Submitted by Cecil and Teton stone on Jan 6 2018 08:09:36 AM
God holds you through your heartache. I remember Turner playing on Howard Lane and I know how proud you are of the man he became. Bless you and your family.
Submitted by Alyce & Tom Holmes on Jan 5 2018 10:46:08 PM
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Tricia I'm so sorry to hear of your incredible loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and Neill and both of your families.
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