Arthur Blaine Turley
SEDALIA — Arthur Blaine "Red" Turley, 81, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. He was born on February 16, 1933, in Pueblo, CO, a son of John and Alice (Knuth) Turley, who preceded him in death.
On April 25, 1951, in Baton, NM, he was united in marriage to Julia (Tennis) Turley, who survives of Sedalia.
Red was owner/operator of Turley Brothers Welding and his own trash hauling business for many years. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. He loved talking politics, watching NASCAR, football, and Fox News. Red was a member of the Masonic Granite Lodge 236, AF&AM and Georgetown Methodist Church.
He is survived by four children, Randy W. Turley (Jo Lynn), of Sedalia, Susan M. Potts, of Sedalia, Terry B. Turley, of Smithton, and Troy N. Turley, of Warrensburg; one sister, Aylsie G. Geier, of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Alonzo H. Turley (Sandra), of Sedalia, and John N. Turley (Linda), of Centerview; ten grandchildren, Brandi, Andrew, Derek, Ryan, Austin, Blake, Evan, Kyle, Tara and Garrett; four great-grandchildren; and his companion, Tina Cook, of Green Ridge.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Goode and three brothers, Herbert, Timothy and Earl Turley.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia with Rev. Kenny Cripe officiating.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
Burial will be at Smithton Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Turley, Derek Miesner, Blake Potts, Austin Potts, Sean Steck, and Eric Geier.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, in care of the funeral chapel.