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Randall K. Turner

Mr. Randall K. Turner, 77, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home in Mena. He was born January 4, 1945, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Travis “Tige” Turner and the late Juanita Harris Turner.

Randy, as he was known by all, married the love of his live, Rita Ann Farmer on November 13, 1970. They had 43 happy years together until her passing on August 28, 2013. He worked in the family’s tire business for 45 years, was a member of the Mena Fire Department for 38 years and was in the Arkansas National Guard. Randy enjoyed collecting antique toys, particularly railroad trains and villages. He loved pets and leaves behind his beloved dogs and cats. Randy enjoyed a good visit and was always quick with a smile and a friendly hello. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tige and Juanita Turner, and his grandparents, Ode and Ova Turner and Tutt and Azzie Harris. He is survived by his caretaker, Tommie Jo Farmer and a host of friends. A special thank you goes out to his friends at the Mena Fire Department who ceaselessly came by, helped care for and checked on Randy during his illness.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena with Al Hadaway officiating. Visitation will be general.  Services are entrusted to the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers are Steve Egger, Charles Hankins, Tom Hairston, R.D. Gann, Steve McMellon and Randy Horton.  Honorary Pallbearers will be other members of the Mena Fire Department.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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