Robert Douglas Turner, Sr., 58, of Richmond passed away Monday, June 20, 2016.
He was fondly known as “Charlie Redd”, “Redd”, “Papa” and “Pops.” Robert was born February 21,1958 to Rosa Mae Turner (Dandridge) and Curtis Elvin Turner in Colonial Heights, Virginia. He had an educational background in Psychology from Southside Virginia Community College.
Robert was an extraordinary man and to have known him was definitely a treat. He took on the responsibility of raising a teenage daughter, Marsha Turner on his own as a single parent. Every day was an adventure. He did all that he could to be helpful to anyone who needed his help. Robert will forever be remembered for his kindness and fun loving spirit, his friends and family often referred to him as the “the life of the party.” His mantra was “Be nice to everyone, even if they aren’t to you, because it is the right thing to do.” Robert showed love to everyone that he met.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Elvin Turner; sister Christine Turner; and niece Chiquita Mae Turner. In addition to his mother he is survived by four children, Marsha Turner, Andre Terry, Corey Terry and Robert D. Turner Jr.; six brothers, Curtis P. Turner, Roland Turner, Elvin Turner, James Turner, Otis Mitchell and Eric Mitchell; four sisters, Brenda Lofton, Diane Singleton, Carolyn Chandler, and Natasha Threatts; and a host of family and friends that are left to cherish his memory.
Let us remember to spread love to everyone that we encounter to keep his memory alive.