65 year old John Edward Turner of Smithville died Wednesday afternoon at his residence. He was a member of the New Home Baptist Church, a retired factory worker, and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Thelma Jean Arnold Turner; sisters, Mildred Poss and Judy Cunningham; and a brother, Mark Turner. Survivors include three brothers, Ricky, Michael, and Richard Turner all of Smithville. A daughter, Carmella Chalfant of Smithville. A grandson, Axyl Chalfant of Smithville. Special friend, Jo Marie Rackley of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.