Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:22 pm
Ira Olive Turner, 82, of Union City died Aug. 21, 2012, at Van Ayer Nursing and Rehab Center in Martin.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the White-Ranson Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Carl Kizer officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanders Chapel Cemetery.
His grandsons and in-laws will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at White-Ranson Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday.
He was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Leachfield, Ark., the son of the late John Olive and Rosie Estelle Williams Turner.
He married the former Lillie Laird on Oct. 14, 1950. She survives.
He was a lifelong mechanic and airport machinist and was retired from Union City Iron and Metal. He was a member of the People’s Place Assembly of God Church in South Fulton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Larry Goetz of Fulton, Pat and the Rev. Carl Kizer of South Fulton and Gail and Ricky Cloar of South Fulton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ira Leon Turner of Union City and Garry Lee and Donna Turner of South Fulton; his brother, Johnny Turner of Lake Village, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Kay Turner; and his brother, Billy Joe Turner.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the People’s Place Assembly of God Church in South Fulton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.whiteranson.com.
Published in The Messenger 8.23.12