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Russell E. Turner

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Russell E. Turner, 87, Brazil, died Dec. 27, 2007, at 6:15 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

He was born May 25, 1920, in West Union, Ill., the son of Everett and Delia Pervo Turner. On July 1, 1948, he married Anita Fears Turner, she survives.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star among other commendations. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2.

He worked as a truck driver for City Service Oil Company in Terre Haute and Crawfordsville. He later worked for Oil Express in Michigan before retiring in 1982. He and Anita moved to Brazil following retirement to be closer to family. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and watching football and baseball. He especially loved spending time with his great-grandchildren.

Survivors include wife Anita, step-son Ted Smith, Clay City, son Jim Turner, grandson Ted Smith, Jr., and wife Linda of Bloomington, two granddaughters, Penni Campbell and husband Mike, Center Point, and Tina Weber and husband Robert, Clay City, two sisters Marjorie Bennett, Bloomington, Ill., and Brence Shouffer, Wheaton, Ill., several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jack Turner, one sister, Norma Draper and a half-sister, Edith Rockwell.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Military graveside honors will be provided by American Legion Post No. 2 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Light a candle in his honor at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.