Lois Rector Turner, age 83, of Middlesboro, KY passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her home.
She was born August 14, 1938, in Balkan, KY, to the late Fred and Reva Hawkins Rector. In 1956, she flew to Panama to marry Charles Turner, who was serving in the Army; they were married for more than 65 years.
Lois was an avid gardener, a talented seamstress and cook, and she loved doting on her grandchildren. After working for many years at Middlesboro Federal, she went to work as an administrator at the Cumberland Gap National Park, where she helped plan the dedication of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel. She retired from the Park in 1998 after more than 20 years of service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Luther Williford, and her nephew, Greg Williford.
She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Turner, who remained steadfastly by her side through her long journey with Parkinson’s Disease, daughters Angela (Clint) Ausmus and Sandy (Jim Cole) Lane, grandchildren Jackson Lane and Maxwell Lane, sisters Doris Williford and Patricia (Ernie) Flint, brothers Curt (Judye) Bennett and Glenn (Sandy) Bennett, special friends and caregivers Pat Landrum and Diane Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Green Hills Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William Boyd Bingham officiating. Music will be provided by Thomasa Risner.
Graveside services will follow at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens.
Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Turner family.