Dale "Turbo" Surrett

Tuesday, May 21, 1957 - Monday, October 18, 2021

Loved His Family

Photo of Dale "Turbo" Surrett  - 1957-2021

Marshall- Dale “Turbo” Surrett, age 64, was called home to the Lord on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Dale was born May 21, 1957 in Buncombe County to the late Orville Perry Surrett and the late Selma Morrow Surrett. He had worked as a logger for the majority of his life and was known by many of his friends as “Smiley”. He also had been employed with Southern Concrete as a diesel mechanic for the last decade of his life and where he was known as “Turbo”. Dale never met a stranger and he was always smiling! His favorite things to do were work and talk. Dale was a dedicated worker and he worked himself to “the bone” to support his family. He was a good man that lovingly raised all of his children, including his beloved “bonus children”. Dale talked to everyone just as if he had known them his entire life. He would always help anyone who was willing to help themselves and Dale was definitely the go-to family mechanic.  If you were blessed to know Dale, you loved him. Heaven needed a mechanic and of course, Turbo was the best man for the job. He was the strongest “little man” you would ever meet and he fought hard until the very end of his life. Dale was his little girls' world and he was the perfect Daddy! We shall never forget how he helped so many people find their lost faith when we watched a miracle happen before our eyes. His family is truly broken without him and will never ever be the same. Our circle is no longer complete. Dale will be missed more than words can ever describe. Heaven is lucky to have him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley, Cleo, and Margie; his brothers, Clarence, Ronnie, and Earnest; his father-in-law, Sammy Shuler;  a nephew, Jason; and a very special friend Jerry Manning.

Surviving are his loving wife of 34 years, Deborah Shuler Surrett; his children, Miranda (Jonathan), Brandon (Danielle), Timothy, Trevor; and his bonus children, Starla and Colby; his grandchildren, his grandson and best friend, Landon and nine more amazing grandchildren, Tyler, Weston, Summer, Hunner, Trenton, Devin, Gabriel, Nevaeh, and Tanner; also several step-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn; a brother, Arnold; his mother-in-law, Wilma Shuler; and many great friends.

A celebration of life service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Surrett will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial funeral service.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Surrett family.
 

Condolences from family and friends

Miranda, Landon, and Tyler. We are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. We have been and will continue to pray for all of you guys. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to let us know. We love you all
Mary, Robert, Zora, and Aiden
I worked with Dale during his years at Southern Concrete and he was always a blessing to be around. My thoughts and prayers are for the family during this time of loss and may you feel God's comforting touch.
Dennis McMahan
I remember when Dale would come into the store where I worked when I was back in college. I had only just moved here and he was very kind to me and helped me adjust and make new friends. I never knew any of his family but I trust that his soul has been received by Heaven and that his memory is a blessing to everyone.
Sue
Dale was a friend and co-worker we work at T&H tire and several years at the end of Dale's journey through life Dale had a lot of health issues but did not let it get him down he would always try to come to work when I know he felt bad he help with logging hauling and mechanic and gave it his all he is a dying breed with his religion respect and work ethics and always taking time to listen or talk to anyone I know this seems like the end but it the beginning of eternal life in Jesus arms with no more pain or sickness for Dale may God bless and lead you through these sad times we love you Dale.
Bruce, Lisa
Dale was a friend and co-worker we work at T&H tire and several years at the end of Dale's journey through life Dale had a lot of health issues but did not let it get him down he would always try to come to work when I know he felt bad he help with logging hauling and mechanic and gave it his all he is a dying breed with his religion respect and work ethics and always taking time to listen or talk to anyone I know this seems like the end but it the beginning of eternal life in Jesus arms with no more pain or sickness for Dale may God bless and lead you through these sad times we love you Dale.
Bruce, Lisa