William Randall Turner Jr.
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William Randall Turner Jr. 82, of Gary, Indiana unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2020. He was a caring, compassionate person who exhibited strength, love and concern through action.

A graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1955, he then attended Tennessee State University and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He served our country in the US Army (Military Police), and then retired from the US Postal Service after 42yrs. He was a long-standing member of St James A.M.E holding various offices throughout the years including Choir President, Stewart, and Financial Secretary. William was an avid sports enthusiast his entire life, from grade school to college. He participated in the following sports: Basketball, Bowling, Football, Baseball, etc. He also even enjoyed taking family to sporting events and truly enjoyed watching all sports on TV. Welcoming him to his new home will be his father William R. Turner Sr. (Sonja) mother Jennye P. Turner sister Isabelle Turner, uncles Roy Parham (Mae Della) James Parham father & mother in-law Nelson and Ann Sampson grandson Ricardo Pizano II sister-in-law Mary Sampson He leaves to cherish memories his loving wife Judy, 5 children Cori Dilosa (Darius) Thomas Beers, Robert Beers, Karen Beers, Lisa Jakich12 grandchildren Darius Jr (A'Vesha) Tevin (Teneia) Jordan, Niles, Jesse, Zachery(Heather) Jacqeline, Tanya (Bobby) Michelle, Autumn (Joe) Adam, Karen 25 great grandchildren Ayden, Dakota, Skylar, Aubrei, Tevin Jr, Tahlia, Brave, Rick III, Aeriall, Chandler, Kyle, Ryan, Emma, Matthias, Trenton, Lauren, Cassidy, Lana, Ethan, Madelyn, Logan, Mily, Elena, Layla, Mia 2 great-great grandchildren Grigio, Amelia in-laws Dorothy Rehling (William), Wilma Lockhart (Michael), Charles Sampson, Susan Atwell (Roy) and a host of additional family and friends; Visitation Saturday, April 11, 2020 9-11:00 a.m. (View & Go)Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Livestream via Guy & Allen Facebook and YouTube Channel: William R. Turner Jr. Memorial @11:00 a.m.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Apr. 8, 2020.
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April 11, 2020
What a gentle giant of a man. I am proud to call my big brother. He will be desperately missed by all.
Charle Sampson
April 10, 2020
I'm so sad to see my sweet uncle Bill go. He was always so patient, even with craziness surrounding him. I look forward to seeing him again in heaven one day and hearing his laugh!
Elisha Plumley
April 9, 2020
Uncle Bill was not only a great man in his stature, but a great man in his heart. Whenever I was around him he would engage in a meaningful conversation showing real concern for what was going on in my life. He had a genuine manner about him that was enhanced by his clever whit and easy laugh. He was truly a blessing to all who knew him and a terrific addition to the family, one that will be sorely missed.
Steve Atwell
April 9, 2020
Uncle Biil, I knew from the moment you sent my aunt in a Porsche to pick up my mom, you were going to be someone I'd like...lol. That was my first impression of you and the class of person you would be. You took to us right away and we felt your big hearted love immediately. I will always remember that big warm laugh and great sense of humor. Crazy, but I didn't have to learn to love you,it just came naturally. Thank you.
Roy Atwell jr
Family
April 8, 2020
You gave the best hugs and kisses. You were always excited to see me. I will miss your warmth, comforting baritone voice, hardy laugh and bbq. Much love to Mamaw, my sister Cori Dilosa and Nephews Tevin, Niles, Darius, and all the family.
I wish I could be with you all during this time.
We love you
And May Gods comfort, peace and strengthen be eternally yours ❤

Brian, Joi, Kennedy and Julian
April 8, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss, my prayers to you and your family. My heart is with you in this time of need . I am here if your family needs anything. Sending my love .
Bonnie Kidwell
April 8, 2020
Dear family,
I am sending my love in words to Express my desire for the Prince of Peace to dwell with everyone during this moment of celebration of a life entering into the kingdom.
May the promise of our Lord Jesus comfort you that All who believe in Him shall not die but share in Eternal life again.
Anita Maria Gama (Belman Claro)
Anita Gama
April 8, 2020
Grandpa was a cool man. He always had great stories of his life and important events. You will be missed. This still feel unreal. Love you.
Mark Dilosa
April 8, 2020
Very sorry for your loss guys. Keeping all of you in my thoughts. Trevor
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