Obituary of Russell Turner
Russell R. Turner, 68, of Chapin went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born June 1, 1949 in Literberry the son of Elza and Zella Hayes Turner. He married Glenda Gillette on September 3, 1977 at Chapin Christian Church and she survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Michelle (Mike) McCombs of Jacksonville; one step-son, Mike Stokes of Lebanon, TN; 6 grandchildren, Maggie, Gracie, Addison, Isaac, Michael and Brooke; two brothers, Randy (Pam) Turner of Franklin and Gaylon Turner of Jacksonville; three sisters, Sally Fish of Auburn, CA, Jane (Ken) Dodson and Diana (Tony) Fanning both of Jacksonville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 8 brothers, Gerald, Charles, William, Gary, Donnie, Jimmy, Jesse and Larry Turner and one sister, Sharon Turner.
Russell served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck driver on construction for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was also a member of Westfair Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, working in his garage, steam engines, building things, and working on small engines.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.