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Roland Fillmore "Phil" Turner
Date of Death: August 7, 2020
Bethany Phillips
Brian Utt
Cindy Sherman
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 8/13, 6:00 pm

Roland Fillmore “Phil” Turner, 75, of Frederick County, Virginia passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020, at a local nursing home. Phil was born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., son of the late Evelyn and Kenneth C. Turner, and was raised by his grandparents.  He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Navy …
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Aaron Robert Grimm left a message on August 13, 2020:
I've played in bands with Phil for nearly 30 years. If there was a VFW or Legion in PA, WV, MD or VA we probably played it in - literally hundreds of "gigs". I didn't realize it then but I do now. There is a special camaraderie between people who play music together. A special bonding that's rare in most other work places or situations. It's certainly not the money. And, hauling those CS 800 amps around was a true test of commitment If we walked away with 30 or 40 dollars in our pocket that was a good night. A great night. No one could sing "Tell It Like It Is" by Billie Jo Royal better than Phil Turner. It's hard to find a person these days who can harmonize the way Phil could. Singing a melody line is easy but the true mark of a singer is being able to sing that second part under melody. And Phil could do that so well. Phil, dear friend, harmonizer extraordinaire, brother in the musical arts, rest in peace. My prayers are with you, Aaron R. Grimm
Bethany Phillips left a message on August 13, 2020:
In memory of Roland Fillmore "Phil" Turner, Bethany Phillips lit a candle
Brian Utt left a message on August 13, 2020:
I remember when I first met Phil, we were playing a show show at the park with the Dixie Moon Band, and after their set, Phil asked me if I would like to run through him bass amp so I didn't have to lug that heavy thing of mine and go through setting it up. A musician that offers his equipment to you is very rare and after everything was said and done he talked to me about various things about music and such. He really inspired me even to this day and I'll never forget him.
Cindy Sherman left a message on August 12, 2020:
Knew Phil back in the 60's. Went to a lot of the places around Clarke and Loudoun Counties where his bands were playing. Fantastic guitar player and singer. Great memories of a truly great guy.
Elizabeth Kaetzel left a message on August 12, 2020:
In memory of Roland Fillmore "Phil" Turner, Elizabeth Kaetzel lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rev. Ronnie A. Jones left a message on August 10, 2020:
I met Phil shortly after my family's move to Round Hill in April, 1958. I was 11 and Phil was 13 at the time. We were good friends having spent a great deal of time together playing baseball, basketball and football together. Phil had a pretty good arm and could throw a curve ball. That's a big deal for a little leaguer. He also had a strong arm and good throw a decent spiral. We had many a pickup game on Sundays in that lot adjacent to his grandparents' house. His grandmother took him to church and she was faithful to the Round Hill Methodist Church. I remember his first guitar and his learning to play. I recall his band playing at the Parrish Hall in Purcellville. I have too many boyhood memories to list. We used to have BB gun battles in my backyard. I remember shooting off "Roman Candles" in that field and starting a fire. I know we spend hours listening to Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, the Ventures. He was an excellent guitar player and yes loved his fun. I remember riding in his grandfather's 1956 Dodge with push button transmission. He was a good guy and friend. Blessings and peace, my friend. Love, Ronnie Jones
Amy Miller RN left a message on August 10, 2020:
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Turner's passing. I was honored to get to meet and care for him as well as share some good laughs with him as well. May God comfort you at this time of great loss. It you need anything we're still here for all of you.
Jimmy Baker left a message on August 10, 2020:
In memory of Roland Fillmore "Phil" Turner, Jimmy Baker lit a candle
Dale Horensky left a message on August 10, 2020:
We enjoyed many laughs with Phil as he had a wonderful sense of humor. He was an incredibly talented and versatile musician who also had a gifted voice. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and especially Terri at this sad and difficult time.
Tamara left a message on August 10, 2020:
May you be at peace. With Love
Skip & Katy McCauley of Naples, FL left a message on August 9, 2020:
May Phil be at peace in God's loving embrace. Our condolences to all of Phil's family.
Jennifer & Keith Hough left a message on August 9, 2020:
In memory of Roland "Phil" Fillmore Turner, Jennifer & Keith Hough lit a candle
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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