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Glenn Odell Turner


1927 - 2017
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Glenn Odell Turner

Glenn Odell Turner passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 after an extended illness. Odell was born in Tallahassee on February 10, 1927 to Joseph and Abie Turner. He was the youngest of 11 children. After serving in the Army Airforce during World War II, he attended Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Accounting. He played on FSU's first football team and was the first student to submit the name "Seminoles" for the University's mascot and won the prize of $25.00.

He was a long time Seminole booster, and was an avid golfer. He was employed as a Fraud Investigator with the Florida Insurance Commission for 34 years. Following his retirement from the state he continued to work as an accountant and held his CPA license for more than 40 years. He was a long-time member of Saint Paul's United Methodist Church.

He was married to Doris Knight Turner for 49 years before she passed away in 1996. He remarried in 1997 and is survived by his wife of twenty years, Jeannine Eubanks Turner. He is also survived by his son Glenn D. Turner (Joyce), of Tallahassee, one step son, Wayne R. Turner of Dallas, Texas, one step-daughter, Laura T. Hay (Karl) of Mount Vernon, Georgia, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Nell Carlile of Tallahassee; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Bevis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Tallahassee National Cemetery. Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. (www.bevisfh.com 850-385-2193)
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Oct. 16, 2017
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