Dwaine Dee Turner a resident of Tecumseh, Missouri passed away February 1, 2024 in his home.
Dwaine was born on August 21, 1934 in Pomona, Missouri to Homer Lee and Lilian Josephine (Cover) Turner. He grew up in the Dry Creek area and attended the local schools. He graduated from Willow Springs High School with the Class of 1953 and then served his country in the U.S. Army as a Survey Specialist. After an honorable discharge, he moved back to Willow Springs and met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Louise Peart in 1956. They were married for 46 years and had three children.
Dwaine was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy; his sister Byma Stotler; and his brother Donald Turner.
He is survived by three children: daughters Vicki Thrift (Mark) Leslie Carter, (Tom) and his son Kevin Turner (Janet); four grandchildren who lovingly called him dado: Chase, Lakin, Abby & Maggie; Eight great Grandchildren: Jada, Idra, Orli, Ruthie, Yuma, Zion, Asa, and Sedona; Two sisters: Connie Nall (Bob) and Glenda Turner; Two brothers: Gale Turner, and Van Turner (Theresa); sister in law Marlene Turner, and so many wonderful friends and neighbors. He is further survived by his loving wife Lowena, her daughter Brenda and sons Bill & Mike and their extended families. They were married for eight years and she was his constant companion and caregiver.
Dwaine was a member of Dry Creek General Baptist and Clear Springs Baptist church most of his life and song director for 32 years. He worked most of his career at MODOT and was later Northern Commissioner of Howell County. Dwaine will always be remembered for his servant’s heart, love of music, and creativity. He was a volunteer at Meals on Wheels for thirteen years and worked tirelessly in helping others with anything they needed. His love of music, singing and playing harmonica was a lifelong joy that he loved to share with others. He spent a lifetime creating anything he could dream up. Even in his final days, he was still working on projects, creating something to share with others. Dwaine will be dearly missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.
Graveside services were held at Dry Creek Cemetery in Pomona, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dwaine’s memory be made to Meals on Wheels in Gainesville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.