Billy Dale Turner

Billy Dale Turner “Bear” 65 of Columbia passed away peacefully on February 17th, 2024 at the University Hospital in Columbia Missouri.

Bill was born October 24th, 1958 to James Archie Turner and Ollie May Kile.  Bill graduated in 1977 at David H Hickman High School. On February 5th, 1997 Bill United in union with Cardena Fay Comley of Columbia for 27 beautiful years. Bear was known for his kind hearted nature, and strong work ethic. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. Bears career included working at Bobs Checker Cab, the Missouri Auction, delivering newspapers, flowers, and pizzas and many other jobs. During his free time he enjoyed working on vehicles, small engines, fishing, playing with his beloved fur babies (dogs), and  hanging out with his family and his grandkids,  and especially his significant other Fay.

Bill is survived by 4 sisters Joylee (Wisconsin), Shirley Ann (California State), Dottie Jean, and Jan Nease (Goffer) of Iowa. As well as 4 brothers Bruce Archie, Bryan Thomas, Duane Countryman (from Columbia) and Marshell Turner (south Carolina). Along with 7 daughters Melanie Turner(Terry Johnson), Tiffany Turner (Matthew Spangler) Kansas City, Kimberly Wyatt (Kris Wyatt), Joshua Adams (Fayette), Rebecca Smith (Toby, Michael, Jerry, Dalton, Paul) of Columbia, Elizabeth Bundy ( unknown Grand daughter), Melissa Chitwood( Columbia), Reanna Palmer (Columbia). And 1 son Charles Garrett of Columbia. Several close friends and family and adopted children and grand children. Summer Leanne( Sedalia), Megan Murdock (Fayette), and Many more.

Bear was proceeded in death by His father James Archie Turner, mother Ollie May Kile Turner, 1 brother (unknown name), 1 sister (unknown name), and 1 grandchild (unknown). Contribution accepted in donations to Broadway Christian Church and his go fund me page at

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  1. Brittany. on February 27, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. I hope that the whole family can find peace.

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