OBITUARY

Ronald "Ronnie" Turner

January 13, 1949August 7, 2018

Ronald "Ronnie" Turner, 69, of Memphis, TN, passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018. Mr. Turner was a U.S. Army Veteran and was a member of the Catholic Church. He was employed for many years for several paint companies in the Memphis area and was instrumental in helping run the businesses. Mr. Turner was a graduate of Ole Miss and was a dedicated fan of Ole Miss sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer David Turner and Lucy Turner Faulkner, two brothers, Joe R. Turner and Jimmy Lynn Turner, his grandfather, John Baker, his grandmother, Henrie Baker Dickie, and his brother-in-law, Billy Person. Mr. Turner is survived by three sisters, Donna Turner Chapman (Jimmy), Jonnie Turner Person (Dudley), and Jessica Riggs Tidwell (Alan). He also leaves his "son" and K-9 companion, Cooper and a host of nieces and nephews including his "namesake" Ronald Person, and his great-great niece, Bella Mills, who was born on his birthday. The family will receive friends Wednesday August 15, 2018 from 11am to 1pm at Collierville Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:15pm at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Turner Chapman (Jimmy), Sister
  • Jonnie Turner Person (Dudley), Sister
  • Jessica Riggs Tidwell (Alan), Sister
  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer David Turner and Lucy Turner Faulkner, two brothers, Joe R. Turner and Jimmy Lynn Turner, his grandfather, John Baker, his grandmother, Henrie Baker Dickie, and his brother-in-law, Billy Person.

    He also leaves his "son" and K-9 companion, Cooper and a host of nieces and nephews including his "namesake" Ronald Person, and his great-great niece, Bella Mills, who was born on his birthday.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ronald "Ronnie" Turner

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pam nichols

August 11, 2018

Whatever we face, we are never alone-God takes our sorrows and makes them his own. I just wanted to let you all know that you have a special place in my heart and in my prayers. I am here for you!

David Parker

August 10, 2018

I went to high school with Ronnie. Although I haven’t seen him in many years, when one of our number passes from the scene, it touches my heart. I thank the Lord for the memories, no matter how distant. I am also deeply grateful for the service he provided our great nation. May the Lord bless you in this time of sorrow.