Governor requests flags at half-staff to honor Turbiville
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that flags across South Dakota be flown at half-staff Monday to honor Deadwood mayor and state Rep. Chuck Turbiville.
Turbiville’s funeral is scheduled Monday at Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. A military burial follows at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.
Deadwood commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday and voted to appoint Commissioner David Ruth Jr. to serve the remainder of Turbiville’s term as mayor, which expires in April.
Turbiville died last weekend of an apparent stroke. The 75-year-old Republican lawmaker had been mayor of Deadwood for six years. He also served 10 years in the Legislature. He faced re-election to the Legislature and his name will remain on the Nov. 6 ballot. If he is re-elected, the new governor will appoint a replacement.