John Turner

CONCORD - John Benjamin Turner, 30 of Concord, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at CMC-Main.
John was born on, Oct. 18, 1982 in Cleveland County. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Dean George and step-grandfather, 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.
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 also worked in management for Sherwin Williams in Charlotte
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.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1- 3 p.m. Monday at Providence Baptist Church, Harrisburg
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Monday at the church
Officiated By: Dr. John Cashwell
Burial: Carolina Memorial Park in Harrisburg
Funeral Home: Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Turner family
Memorials: May be made to the John Turner Memorial Fund C/O Providence Baptist Church, 5315 Hwy 49 South Harrisburg, N.C. 28075
Online Condolences: www.hartsellfh.com

Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 9, 2012