Robert Wayne Turchi

December 27, 1949November 23, 2010

Robert Wayne "Bobby" Turchi, 60, of Bartlett, Tennessee, died November 23, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett.

Mr. Turchi was the son of the late, Frank Turchi, Jr. and Antoinette Rinchuso Turchi. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlotte Terry Turchi; a son, Robert Scott "Bo" Turchi; a daughter-in-law, Michelle Gregory Turchi; two grandchildren, Cheyan Gregory and Blayn Robert Turchi, all of Bartlett, Tennessee; two sisters, Brenda Turchi Cooper and Cindy Turchi Craft, both of Little Rock, Arkansas; two nieces; three nephews; and, one great niece.

Bobby was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy and participated in the Catholic Youth Organization. His elementary education was received at St. Joseph's Catholic School and he graduated from Pine Bluff High School before attending the Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

He had a long and respected career in the auto industry, working in Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina. A moment of silence was held in his honor at the Little Rock Auto Auction on Wednesday.

His friends and family will be comforted to know that he and Charlotte had recently realized their dream of moving back to Tennessee from North Carolina to be near their loved ones. Their lovely new home was filled with love, laughter and the voices of their grandchildren, Cheyan and Blayn. Blayn, 2, called Bobby "Pa" for the first time last week to everyone's delight.

A private memorial was held at St. Francis Hospital by his family and cherished friends. The family requests that memorials be made in his honor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


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Terry and Gay Carpenter

December 2, 2010

Charlotte, We are so sad to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and we share your grief.

Christye (Coker) Figley

December 2, 2010

Charlotte, Bo, Cindy, and Brenda,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know I was still very young when you all would come home to Pine Bluff to visit but Maw Maw Frances always wanted to come see you all. I still cherish those memories of time spend together.

Ross & Ann (Turchi) Allen

December 2, 2010

Charlotte, Bo, Brenda & Cindy, I'm at a loss for words at times like this. I know that Bobby was a wonderful guy and he will be dearly missed by everyone whose life was touched by him. We will keep all of you in our prayers and may God comfort you through these trying times. God Bless You all.

Richard Bearden

December 1, 2010

I celebrate your life.I knew your family very well.I slept in your house.I ate food with your family,including your Mother and Father.WE ARE CLOSE FRIENDS.We hunted and fished together.We ran together in school.We new each others girl friends and wifes.We wanted to spend time together when you moved back.I kept up with you all these because I love you.You will be missed.

Jim and Carolyn Turchi

November 30, 2010

Our prayers are with you in this time of your loss. May the Lord Jesus Christ hold, comfort you, and stay with you always.

Kendra Feather

November 29, 2010

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Sending love and prayers to you in your time of sorrow.

November 29, 2010

Charlotte, Cindy and Brenda,
I am so sorry about the loss of Bobby and please know we are keeping you all in our prayers.
love you,
Kathty and Garland Tynes
White Hall, AR

Van Brown

November 29, 2010

It is believed that if you really love someone, their laughter can still be heard after they are gone. Enjoy his laughter.We can see his smile when we think of him. Our prayers are with you during this sad time. Van, Sharon and Caitlin Brown, Hot Springs, Arkansas

November 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy.
Rhonda & Harry Dunavant

Geri Bressers

November 27, 2010

Dear Charlotte, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Bobby. You two have been through so much together over the past 40+ years, and I sincerely hope your fond and happy memories will bring some comfort over time. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family, and I pray that God bless you and strengthen you during this sad and grievous time. Love, Geri