John T Turner October 20, 1920 - October 21, 2017; Stuart, FL - On Saturday, October 21, 2017, John Thomas Turner passed peacefully in Stuart, FL following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family. John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
John was born in Kennesaw, Georgia, raised on a farm, and graduated from Reinhardt College. He served in World War II as a radar operator stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He returned to marry his college sweetheart Louise Medlin with whom he recently celebrated 67 years of marriage. John moved his family to Perry in 1959 to work at Robins Air Force Base and lived in Perry for 50 years. He was an active member of the Perry United Methodist Church where he served as a dedicated usher for many years. He enjoyed all types of sports and was himself an avid and accomplished golfer. He served as President of the Perry Country Club. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion. After enjoying a long retirement in Perry he moved to Palm City, Florida to be near his daughter and other family.
John is survived by his wife Louise, children, Linda Turner Hughes (Randy), Palm City, FL ; John Turner, Jr (Belinda) Germantown, MD; brother, Howard, Fort Pierce, FL; grandchildren, Jason Hughes (Hilary), Jensen Beach, FL; Brandon Hughes (Michele), Ft Lauderdale, FL; John A. Turner (Marian), Raleigh, NC; Jeffrey Turner, Washington DC; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert Turner and Beatrice Compton Turner and his sister Evelyn Turner McConnell.
Services will be held on
Wednesday October 25th at Georgia Funeral Care in Acworth, Georgia,
followed by burial with military honors at Mountain View Park Cemetery in
Marietta, Georgia, near his birthplace and boyhood home. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice at https://treasurehealth.org/ways-to-give/donate/