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Henry Lee Turner, 76, of Kannapolis, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast, surrounded by family. He was born on November 3, 1941 in Stuart, VA to the late John Turner and Mattie Craddock Turner. Henry proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Henry graduated from Biscayne Southern College with an Associates Degree and was the Owner and Operator of Ace High Performance Auto Shop in Concord. Drag Racing was his passion and enjoyed going to dragstrips all over the east coast racing his 1963 Corvette Drag Car. Henry was a Past Master of the Cannon Memorial Masonic Lodge 626. He also worked for the IHRA for years during his time in the drag racing scene.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Goodman Turner; and siblings, James Turner, Doris Summers, and Elsie Benfield.
Henry is survived by his children, Terresa “Teri” Turner of Rockwell, Jeff Turner of Mooresville, and Scott Lynn Turner (Stacy Gregory) of Concord; a step-child, Joseph Sloop of GA; nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1PM at the Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at Solid Rock Worship Center in Kannapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the, Make A Wish Foundation (1131 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204) or to Solid Rock Worship Center (3000 Centergrove Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083).
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the Turner family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.