Paul L. Turner

Paul L. Turner, 78, of Quincy, left for his heavenly home from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Thursday (Jan. 2, 2014).

Paul was born Dec. 5, 1935, a son of Jake and Rose Cotton Turner.

Paul attended school in Squires, Mo., and moved to the state of Washington when he was 17 years old. He retired as a foreman from the state of Washington, Rosa Irrigation District. He moved to Quincy in 2004 to join Edna McGlauchlen. She survives him.

Paul was a member of Union United Methodist Church, Barry Sportsman Alliance, Elks, and the NRA. Paul delivered Meals on Wheels, served his church, volunteered at Blessing Hospital and Habitat for Humanity. He had a most giving and generous spirit.

Paul was an avid hunter, skilled marksman and outdoorsman. He collected guns and was a student of nature. He loved history, antiques and travel. He enjoyed winter trips to the Texas Gulf Coast. He raised thoroughbred race horses with his best foal being "Star-Speller" that succeeded at Emerald Downs in Washington.

All those who had the pleasure to meet Paul loved him.

Paul is also survived by two brothers, Lester (Joyce) and Lloyd (Beverly) Turner; children, Robert (Pam), Shawn (Danielle) Turner, and Marlene Roscoe of Washington, and Linda (Dale) Black, Brenda, Marty, Mark (Kiley) McGlauchlen of Illinois. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Wanda Nere Turner; a son, Douglas Turner; a sister, Betty Club; and brother, Carl Turner.

SERVICES: Services for Paul L. Turner will be held at a later date in Prosser, Wash., where he will be laid to rest.

MEMORIALS: Paul faithfully supported the Christians in Action Fund. It was one of his favorite charities. The family request that memorials be made to Christians in Action Fund, Union United Methodist Church 1101 State, Quincy, IL 62301.


Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2014