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William Turner, Sr.
In Memory of
William Lovette
Turner, Sr.
1940 - 2018
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Condolence From: Jerry Racer
Condolence: RIP Coach Turner; I am shocked to hear of his passing, we at Nitro Jr. High will surely miss him. He was a great coach and a great communicator, always wishing well of all, one memory I have is his willingness to drive from Smithers to Nitro to teach, 50 miles back then in his beige brown VW Bug.
Sunday April 08, 2018
Condolence From: Dr. John Starcher
Condolence: Was sorry to hear of Coach's passing. I hadn't seen him in years,
but when I did he always remembered me and called me by my last name. Bill was my coach at Nitro Jr High. He was a great man and liked by everyone. It was a different world then, "Coach", was the first negro person I ever met. Probably the first for many people in Nitro. The strange thing is nobody that knew him ever saw color. He was the only black person at Nitro but no one ever thought that for one second. He was just Coach Turner and everyone in town would of had his back! He will always remembered as a great man by all who came in contact with him at Nitro Jr High.
Saturday April 07, 2018
Condolence From: Kanawha Co. Retired School Employees
Condolence: The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.
Thursday April 05, 2018
Condolence From: Jimmy Lemon
Condolence: I had Coach Turner for Phys Ed in the 7th Grade at NJHS about 50+ years ago. At that time Coach Turner was the first African-American authority figure I had contact with in my life. He was a role model for all. I really liked Coach Turner and I had a lot of respect for him. I have thought of him often over the years. RIP Sir!
Thursday April 05, 2018
Condolence From: Faith Stanley Cox
Condolence: With deepest sympathies. Mr. Turner was a very nice man and one of my favorite teachers at East Bank.
Thursday April 05, 2018
Condolence From: Arthur & Carol Shelton
Condolence: Carol and I offer our deepest sympathy to Delores and all of his family.

Bill was more to me than a teammate and friend he was a mentor as well.

We pray for the family and friends.

Arthur & Carol Shelton
Thursday April 05, 2018
Condolence From: Darrin Cooper
Condolence: Dear Coach, thank you for the 3 years of both playing for you and learning from you. You were fun, caring, and I'm saddened that you are no longer with us. RIP
Thursday April 05, 2018
Condolence From: Sarah Taylor
Condolence: My condolences to the Lovette families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear William. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28, 29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is further confirmed by Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering. For more encouraging thoughts, please visit
Wednesday April 04, 2018
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