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Sunday November 1st, 2020
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Richard Lee Turner

Richard Lee Turner, 58, of Lingle, Wyoming (formerly of Springdale, Arkansas) was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Richard was born on December 18, 1961 in Denver, Colorado. He was the son of Royce Earl Turner and Bertha Lee Autry Bruce. He married Deborah Jeanette Davidson on November 28, 1987. Richard served his country with honor in the United States Air Force for 23 years, retiring at the rank of Tech Sergeant. He was a rancher and a jack of all trades. He loved animals especially his goats, liked sports and scrap metaling and had a deep love for his family. He was of the Christian Faith and had a strong personal relationship with God.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Turner of the home; one son, Gary Zulpo Jr and wife Shanna of Pea Ridge; one daughter, Amber Huffman of Pea Ridge; his mother and step father, Bertha and Norman Bruce of Springdale; his sister, Debbi Cohagan of Springdale; sister in law, Kerri Turner of Springdale; seven grandchildren, Ashlyn and Raelyn Shults, Brayden, Joshua and Gavin Zulpo, Delyla and Daniel Deleon; two nieces, Casey Cohagan and Alicia Turner; four nephews, Tanner Cohagan, Roscoe Turner, Riley Turner and Rhett Turner; one great nephew, Owen Turner;  and his constant companion, his dog, Zipp Turner; along with other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Royce Turner and his brother, Ross Turner.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale. Family and friends are limited to 150 people. Guest will be required to wear their own masks.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:00pm at Cross Church Springdale (Chapel).  Burial will follow at the Elm Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale. Please visit http://www.backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign our online guestbook.


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Thank you Jim. Rick loved and respected you. He enjoyed visiting with you. Love you dearly.

Deborah Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM

I am proud to have been your friend and comrade in arms. RIP and god bless

Jim raynor Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

I will never forget the tomato incident....We were at a friend's house picking up some equipment. We parked in the driveway to talk to dads friend about the tomatoes he had growing along the drive. Next thing I know dad yelled my name....I look up..... and splat! He tossed a really rotten tomato perfectly through the truck window to the other side of the truck were I was standing and hit me square between the eyes. I gagged for 30 minutes over that tomato. We were constantly playing jokes like that with each other. I will always cherish those memories that I had with my dad.

Gary Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM