CONCORD - John Benjamin Turner, 30, of Concord, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at CMC-Main.
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The family will receive friends at Providence Baptist Church 5315 Hwy. 49 South, Harrisburg, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from 1 until 3 p.m.
Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Dr. John Cashwell officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Harrisburg.
John was born Oct. 18, 1982, in Cleveland County.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Dean George; and stepgrandfather, AG Wright.
Growing up, John spent countless hours practicing baseball with his dad. John was rewarded for all his hard work with two state championships. John was a member of the Shelby Junior Tar Heel State Champions, and he played centerfield for the 2001 Shelby High Golden Lions Baseball State Champions. John was in management for Sherwin Williams in Charlotte. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where he attended the Young Adult Sunday School Class. John was an avid Tar Heel fan and enjoyed playing golf. He was a very loving husband and a wonderful father to his two girls.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Scher Turner, of the home; daughters, Makenley Anne Turner and Grace Elizabeth Turner, of the home; parents, Benjamin Hoyle Turner and Debra K. George Turner, of Shelby; paternal grandparents, Max Lee Turner Sr. and Cornelia Hoyle Turner; maternal grandmother, Wilma Hamm Wright; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many wonderful friends from the community.
Memorials may be made to the John Turner Memorial Fund c/o Providence Baptist Church, 5315 Hwy. 49 South, Harrisburg, NC 28075.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Turner family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2012