OBITUARY

Gary Lynn Turner

January 13, 1947August 4, 2018

Gary Lynn Turner, age 71, of Heatherstone Drive, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Elkhart, KS he was the son of the late Clarence and Vesta Turner. He retired from IBM as a computer programmer. Gary was involved with the Special Olympics, Mile of Hope Children's Cancer Organization, and was the assistant security manager at the PNC Arena. He was an avid photographer and a member of the Optimist International Club since 2000.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol Turner; sister-in-law, Laura Wilson and her husband, Rod of Montana; nephew, Troy Wilson and his wife, Beth and their daughter Tessa of Montana; niece, Tami Haman and her husband, Nick and their daughters Jessie and Paige of North Dakota; nephew, Curt Henley and his wife, Ailsa of Nevada; niece, Debbie Gatlin and her husband, Bob and their sons, Zack and Spencer of Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the PNC Arena Club Restaurant, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Online condolences may be made at www.BrownWynneCary.com

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Mile of Hope, PO Box 19873, Raleigh, NC 27619.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary is proudly serving the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol Turner; sister-in-law, Laura Wilson and her husband, Rod of Montana; nephew, Troy Wilson and his wife, Beth and their daughter Tessa of Montana; niece, Tami Haman and her husband, Nick and their daughters Jessie and Paige of North Dakota; nephew, Curt Henley and his wife, Ailsa of Nevada; neice, Debbie Gatlin and her husband, Bob and their sons, Zack and Spencer of Missouri.
  • DONATIONS

  • Mile of Hope, PO Box 19873, Raleigh, North Carolina 27619

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Becky Schnaufer

August 18, 2018

I knew Carol and Gary in high school , but where I really got to know them was at KSU. They invited me over and did we have fun. I really appreciated those times
Some of us said when Gary went into Computer Science, he’s going to make those cards with holes in them! It was a wise choice we found out. Such a smart man.
Carol my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for the loss of your soul mate.

BONNIE Shackelford Buxton

August 17, 2018

Gary & Carol were classmates and always very kind to me! Carol my sympathy and prayers are with you during this difficult time!

Sherry Lang

August 16, 2018

Growing up in Elkhart, Gary was one of my classmates. I remember one occasion when his mother had to teach he and I a song about Christopher Columbus and she always had good snacks. Carol, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and I’ll see you in Elkhart on the 25th. Love you!!

Randy Berarducci

August 14, 2018

I worked alongside Gary for many years at the RBC Center (now PNC Arena). He was a great colleague, and a very honorable man, which made him a wonderful supervisor to work for. I really enjoyed our talks while roaming the halls of the arena. If I can think of only one thing I learned from Gary, it was his passion and humanity towards his fellow man, and I must say I am a better person because of his willingness to share that compassion. I apologize for not sending condolences sooner, I just heard of his passing. He will be greatly missed, and we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Randy Berarducci & Family

Gale Turner

August 13, 2018

Another double cousin of Gary,Gale I never in my wildest mind thought something like this would happen. I know God was listening while I prayed for him,but I'm not God. He was like a second brother. We had really good times as kids He's a very special guy in my heart and will always be there Although I hadn't seen him much in so many years I will forever love him I promise to see you later Gary.

Dodie Gerber

August 12, 2018

I was blessed with wonderful first cousins. Gary was one of them We had great times
at Morton County Reunions, famiily gatherings, Gerkin reunions, etc.
Carol, I know you will miss him very much, he was a kind and caring man.
He will be missed by all.

Dodie Gerber

Ronnie Turner

August 11, 2018

I knew Gary almost all his life. I'd like to say I remember the day he was born, but I really don't, of course. We spent a lot of time together when we were kids. I was only a couple of years older, so we had a lot of the same interests. From tinker toys to football, we had a lot of fun together. Might have even had a spat once in a while, but that never lasted long. We made a lot of memories along the way. Gary always told me that being double cousins was something special. More closely related than brothers even. I'll tell you what made it special was Gary. He was a special person. Rest easy, buddy. Ronnie

Gene & Jeanne Schinstock

August 11, 2018

Dear Carol, For about 70 years Gary has been one of my favorite people. We have so many wonderful memories of the Morton County Reunion, the Gerkin Reunions, and all of the other times we were able to gather. You guys have shared a wonderful life, and have enriched the lives of so many people.
I'm so sorry that we will not be able to attend the memorial service, but I am so glad we were able to make it back there in July for a visit. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
Gene & Jeanne

Mike Reese

August 10, 2018

I worked with Gary and Carol with the Special Olympics NC for a number of years. Gary was a very kind, generous and giving person, as well as being extremely skilled at security measures. I always new Gary and Carol both to selflessly give to Special Olympics, Kids for Cancer and other causes. I am blessed to have known Gary, and we mourn our loss, but heaven is a little brighter now!

Dorise Utley

August 9, 2018

With love and support for my dear friend, Carol. Gary's life radiated and inspired those who knew him. The memories of his love, courage and character is, and will continue to be, an inspiration for us all. Indeed a life well lived, and he will be missed. Our prayers are constant for you and your family. Grace and Peace, Dorise

Biography

Gary Lynn Turner, age 71, of Heatherstone Drive, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Elkhart, KS he was the son of the late Clarence and Vesta Turner. He retired from IBM as a computer programmer. Gary was involved with the Special Olympics, Mile of Hope Children's Cancer Organization, and was the assistant security manager at the PNC Arena. He was an avid photographer and a member of the Optimist International Club since 2000.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol Turner; sister-in-law, Laura Wilson and her husband, Rod of Montana; nephew, Troy Wilson and his wife, Beth and their daughter Tessa of Montana; niece, Tami Haman and her husband, Nick and their daughters Jessie and Paige of North Dakota; nephew, Curt Henley and his wife, Ailsa of Nevada; niece, Debbie Gatlin and her husband, Bob and their sons, Zack and Spencer of Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the PNC Arena Club Restaurant, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Online condolences may be made at www.BrownWynneCary.com