Donald Hughes Turman 87 of Farmville, VA passed away on August 7, 2023. He grew up in Farmville, VA born to the late Virgil C. and Rita Webb Turman. He went to Worsham School where he made life long friends. Don had multiple careers working as a truck driver, a crain operator at Farmville woodyard and later as the team bus driver for Longwood College. He was affectionately known as Mr. “D” to all the sports teams. But at his heart he was a farmer, it was his passion. He was known for his Red Ford Pickup Truck (red was his favorite color) and was a familiar sight in town. He did not know a stranger and enjoyed talking to everyone he knew. He acquired a love for Bluegrass music that he enjoyed with his wife Phyllis.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia “Pat” Turman, a daughter in law Angela McDermott Turman and a son in law Samuel “Sam” Mowrey.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis Kelly Turman, son Robert “Bob” Turman, 2 daughters Deborah “Deb” Mowrey, Bonnie Lynn Fleming (John), step children; Jeanette Moran (Jeff), Frannie Jones, Jane Anderson and Barry Gilbert (Jackie), multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.