Donald Eugene Turley

19 December, 193611 February, 2021

Don Turley, age 84, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on February 11, 2021.

Don was born December 19, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri to Benjamin Eugene and Juanita Burns Turley. He attended William Volker Elementary School and graduated from Westport High School in 1954. He then attended Rockhurst and Longview Colleges, as well as CMSU.

We thank him for his service in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Don will receive full military honors at his funeral and will be buried at Leavenworth National Military Cemetery.

Don worked at Western Electric for 30 years. After retirement, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service for six years. Don married Pat Turley in 1958 and they had two wonderful children, Greg and Stacey. He loved to travel during winter months to Texas, California and Florida.

The most important thing to Don was his family. Always spending as much time with them as possible. He loved to vacation with them, have them over for dinners, cook out, play games and just enjoy their company. He particularly liked attending the games and school activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Don was an avid golfer! He played on the AT&T Retirees Golf League and enjoyed playing at Minor Park. He was so proud to have made a hole-in-one at Southview Golf Club in 2002. When not golfing, he was a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and Missouri University (MU) Basketball & Football.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Juanita Turley, and siblings Darlene Sallee and half-brothers Carl Burns and Ronnie Beckham.

Don is survived by his wife Pat, of the home, son Greg Turley (Julia) of Centerton, AR, daughter Stacey Scharf (Tim) of Lake Forest, CA, two grandchildren, Shellie Turley and Sheryl Stewart, three great-grandchildren Tyler, Breanna and Camren, sister Betty Smith (Bob) of Lowry City, MO, sister-in-law Terri Jenkins and many loving nieces & nephews.

Services are scheduled for 9:00am, Wednesday, February 17 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made in Don’s name to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674;

He was a very loving, caring person and he will be missed!


  • Benjamin Eugene Turley, Father (deceased)
  • Juanita May (Burns) Turley, Mother (deceased)
  • Darlene Sallee, Sister (deceased)
  • Carl Burns, Half-Brother (deceased)
  • Ronnie Beckham, Half-Brother (deceased)
  • Patricia "Pat" Lou (Jenkins) Turley, Wife
  • Greg Turley (Julia), Son
  • Stacey Scharf (Tim), Daughter
  • Shellie Turley, Grandchild
  • Sheryl Stewart, Grandchild
  • Tyler, Breanna & Camren, Great-grandchildren
  • Betty Smith (Bob), Sister
  • Terri Jenkins, Sister-in-law


  • Visitation and Funeral Service with Full Military Honors

    Wednesday, 17 February , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, 17 February , 2021


Donald Eugene Turley

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Tim Scharf

16 February 2021

Don was like a 2nd father to me. He was very honest, generous, and the most genuinely good person that I have ever met. Him and I had many adventures together: He and Pat traveled around with Stacey and I when we were traveling the country doing upgrade work. He actually went in the field with me and helped me with the work. We all went to New York city together. He came out to Hawaii on my last tour on the USS Reuben James and cruised back to California with me on our Tiger cruise. We golfed together as often as we could. He and Pat would visit us in California and he always felt comfortable with us. He and Stacey went Parasailing together. When Stacey was in the hospital for a surgery Don stayed with us and helped a ton with everything. I know it made Stacey's recovery much better. I love him and will miss him and I am here for Pat, Stacey and Greg.

Judy Eckel

14 February 2021

My deepest condolences in your loss and may you find peace in your fond memories.
Judy Eckel

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