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Reuben Turner, Jr.

Reuben Turner, Jr., widower of Virginia E. Stanforth Turner, whom he was married to for sixty-nine years, departed this life on Friday, April 1, 2022, unexpectedly at his home in Paris, having attained the age of 91 years. Reuben was born on August 28, 1930, in Woodford County, Kentucky, the son of the late Reuben and Myrtle McAlister Turner. He was a high school graduate, a veteran of the United States Marines, serving in active duty from 1952 – 1954, and continuing his service in the Reserves until January of 1960. Reuben was retired from a manager’s position at I.B.M. and had spent many years farming as well. He was a member of North Middletown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and DeLand Florida Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He loved being able to fish in Stoner Creek as well as St. John’s River when in Florida and spending time in his yard gardening. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deby Turner, and a granddaughter, Amanda Rodgers.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Turner Slade, Jan (Carlos) Coyle; and one son, Tom (Tina) Turner. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Lucas (Katy) Slade, Lacey (Josh) Hutchison, Nathan Turner; great grandchildren, Paisley Hutchison, Slade Hutchison, Hayden Hutchison, Abby Slade, and Harris Slade.

The funeral service for Reuben Turner, Jr. will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Stephanie Moon officiating. Interment will follow in Paris cemetery with casket bearers being Carlos Coyle, Bill Woodward, Mark Russell, Steve Schooler, Gayle Slade, and Steven Osborne. Honorary bearers are Bruce Forsythe, Raymond Johnson, Matt Rogers, and Dr. Nathan Moore. Visitation will be on Monday evening, April 4, 2022, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations to North Middletown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), P.O. Box 43, North Middletown, Kentucky 40357.

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