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Funeral: 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home
Richard Eugene Turner, age 68, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
He was born May 15, 1950, in Flora, the son of Joe D. and Joanne M. (Kulwicki) Turner. He was united in marriage to Kathy Keck on June 16, 1979, at Mt. Zion Church and together they have shared 39 years of marriage.
Richard had worked as an oil field truck driver and as a machinist and welder with his father in Turner & Son Machine Shop, and also at Valley Steel. He especially enjoyed working on small engines and spent countless hours tinkering with projects of all types. He had participated in Clay County Civil Defense and was a past Boy Scout leader for many years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing and was truly considered a “jack of all trades.”
He is survived by his wife: Kathy Turner of Clay City; children: Becky Turner, Tyler (Jaimie) Turner, and Jo Ellen Turner all of Clay City; brothers and sisters: Lynn (Clyde) Perry of Tennessee, Deanna (Larry) Allison of Clay City, Chuck Turner of Parkersburg, and Cliff (Cindy) Turner of Clay City; a sister-in-law: Teresa Turner of Flora; one grandchild on the way; and a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Stacey Jo Turner; and a brother: Michael Turner.
A funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.
So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I know he will be missed. Prayers
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you Cathy and kids.
Sorry for your loss
So sorry Kathy and family. Prayers to you and your family!
So sorry for the loss of your Dad! May special memories help to comfort you all during this difficult time! Prayers for all the family.
Sorry to hear Dick passed. He will be missed by many.
So sorry for your loss. Praying that you find comfort and peace at this time.
Remembering Dick as one kind-hearted man. . .willing to help anyone! He truly will be missed. Clay City has lost one of its finest. Prayers for Kathy and the family.
So very sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers.
Sending prayers and big hugs to your family
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort and strength during this time of loss. Will always remember the good days camping and scouting.
Kathy, Becky, JoEllen, Tyler, and all of Richards' family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Richard was a nice and friendly gentleman who loved all of you so very much. Please know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers. We ask that God give each of you the strength you need during this difficult time. Kathy, I am here if you need me, my friend
May you feel GOD'S rest and peace during this difficult time. Keeping you in our prayers.
May you find comfort in the knowledge that he’s in a better place surrounded by angels. One day the memories will come with a smile instead of tears.
So sorry to hear the death of my neighbor. He was a very nice guy and I'll miss him driving by and seeing him out mowing. Prayers for the family!
We are so sorry to hear of his passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers .
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family.
Tyler, sorry to hear about your dad passing, thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Was so sorry io hear this news. However he is with the Lord, family,and friends now. May God bless you Kathy and your family.
I've always had the upmost respect and LOVE for Dick. He was a very kind, hard working, and smart guy. Dick was an important man in Clay City to many of us. He taught me a lot about the old ways.
So very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for comfort during this time of sorrow.
My heartfelt prayers for your family❣️ I know angels in Heaven are rejoicing as Dick is now at home in Eternal Glory❣️🙏🏼❣️ It’s bittersweet but may God comfort and give you all peace in knowing that his suffering on earth is done and he’s walking streets of Gold! May God bless you Kathy, Becky, Tyler and JoEllen as you grieve your loving husband and father, what a blessing he was to his church and community ❣️❤️❣️
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great guy. Spent a lot of time in years past just visiting. He always found the time to talk, always had many jobs to do but never so many that he couldn't find some time to visit with someone. Clay City has lost one of its Diamonds in the rough. My Condolences to the family, lifting you all in prayer.
My thoughts and prayers. Dick was very special to me. I could always depend on him. He will truly be missed by many.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Love you guys. Dick was a good man, and I know he's in the presence of the Lord.
Thinking of you all. So sorry to hear this. Hoping the good memories will help soothe your loss.
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs.
So enjoyed visiting with Dick. He will be missed. Prayers to all of the family.
We all grew up in the same neighborhood. Lots of good memories. Prayers for Dick's family.
Thoughts and prayers! Sorry for the loss in your family!