RYAN KEITH "TOAD" TURNER, 45, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in an automobile accident in DeKalb County. Born Feb. 17, 1967, he was the son of Floyd E. Turner and Barbara (Caldwell) Turner-Graham. He worked at Fabini's Auto Trim Company, Fort Wayne for 27 years where he loved re-upholstering car and truck interiors and anything else automotive, he also enjoyed lifting weights and hitting the punching bag. He loved riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, and three wheelers. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Bob Graham of Butler; a son, Tyler Nathan Turner of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Toby and Jason Turner of Cumberland Gap, Tenn.; a stepbrother, Greg (Jina) Graham of Sylvania, Ohio; a stepsister, Jill (Rob) Einerwold of Fort Wayne; maternal grandmother, Laura Caldwell of Fort Wayne; uncle, James Caldwell of Fort Wayne; cousin, Mark Caldwell of Columbia City; and girlfriend, Melissa Mills of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd E. Turner. Service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Butler, with calling from noon to 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Tyler Turner Education Fund c/o Fort Financial Credit Union, Auburn. To see this obit online or to leave condolences visit www.hejohnsonfh
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 15, 2013