Shelton State student killed by tornado

Shelton State Community College student Willie Lee “Trey” Turner, III, 21, died at his home in the April 27 tornado.

After graduating from Holt High School, Turner decided to attend Shelton State to pursue a career in welding, The Tuscaloosa News reported. Some of his favorite pastimes were outdoor activities.

“He loved to hunt and fish,” his cousin Ashley Turner said. “But mostly he loved to make people laugh. He would say or do anything just to put a smile on someone’s face.”

His family and friends said he was always smiling and kindhearted.

“Trey was a really great guy,” Ashley Turner said. “He always was outgoing and goofy. Every time you saw him anywhere, he would have a cheesy smile on his face.”

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, and he was buried in Pate Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia M. Turner, his paternal grandparents, Willie and Mable Turner and his maternal grandparents, Buddy and Myrtle Hodo.

Survivors include his father, Willie Lee Turner, Jr.; sister, Erika Wilson; and niece, Tristin Michele Wilson.

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