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 shall never know another like you. A true man.
The world is a darker place without your light my brother.
Submitted by Craig Jones on Dec 31 2017 05:32:39 PM
Tricia, I am so sorry for Ur loss. I remember Ur speaking about him often at Work (BJ). From what I’ve heard U did a fine job & can be proud of all he accomplished in his brief earthly life. Pray that God will Strengthen & Comfort U at this difficult time.
Submitted by Sandra Wilburn Pickett on Dec 30 2017 07:56:54 PM
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Rickie and Teresa West lit a candle for Neill Turner West III
Rickie and Teresa West lit a candle on Dec 30 2017 10:05:25 AM
Turner was an exceptional young man with a brilliant mind. I remember one Sunday morning during Sunday school class when Turner was about 5 years old...he raised his hand, I acknowledged him and he said, "So, Sunday school is just like a history lesson, right?" I was floored.
Tricia, you are an amazing mom and a strong woman. You are not alone in your anguish. We love you very much! Patty, Derek, Amelia and Noah Currin
Submitted by Patty Currin on Dec 29 2017 11:55:02 PM
God Bless this family during this most difficult time. Prayers for peace and unanswered questions of why? Love to you each
Submitted by Tina Maynard on Dec 29 2017 08:26:12 PM
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Beverly lit a candle on Dec 29 2017 06:20:54 PM
Dear Tricia—- YOU and Turner ‘s Dad and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. NO WORDS. I remember your Turner performing magic tricks up on third floor one day and smiling , Beautiful boy. ❤️🙏
Mary P. Hazlebeck
Submitted by Mary P Hazlebeck on Dec 29 2017 02:52:16 PM
Turner was one of my son's closest friends as a child. The memories I have watching them play are magical, seeing him after he joined USAF was amazing. A wonderful young man. god bless, I am sorry for your loss. Love, Derek & Mom.
Submitted by Carrie on Dec 29 2017 09:10:33 AM
Praying for y’all at this time of lost sorry for the lost family
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