OBITUARY

Liam Christian Turk

January 8, 2006March 17, 2020

Liam Christian Turk, born January 8, 2006, died in his home in Jacksonville, Florida on March 17, 2020, after a three year battle with epilepsy.

He was an extremely talented and active 14 year old guitar student at LaVilla School of the Arts, and had recently been accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Liam was also a beautiful singer and prolific songwriter for his age. He was a loving son, brother, and grandson, with a kind and gentle spirit. He spent his free time writing and playing music, skateboarding, and just enjoying life. He was a brilliant artist and was full of love, especially for animals. He had a passion for helping people in need, specifically the homeless, and was always thinking of ways he could give to others who were less fortunate.

He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Rev. Dr. Richard Martin Turk and paternal aunt, Melissa Turk Beasley. He is survived by his parents, Ryan Turk and Angela Binkley Turk, his siblings, Jude and Jillian Turk, his maternal grandparents, William E. Binkley, Jr. and Barbara Jefferies Binkley, paternal grandmother, Rev. Davette Turk, and maternal uncle and aunt William E. Binkley, III, and Kimberly Binkley, as well as numerous loving and supportive friends, relatives, and a host of well-loved pets.

Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church at 4171 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207 on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Donations in his name to the LaVilla Foundation at www.lavillafoundation.org would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville 904-737-7171.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Jase Sznakowski

March 17, 2021

So, I just found out this was a thing. But Liam was a great person like he was my first friend when I came to lavilla and he was very kind and we actually got pretty close I felt and there’s not a day I don’t think of him. He was a great musician and actually thought me a lot of stuff on guitar. I still play a song ( house of the rising suns) because he thought me it. We had a lot of fun times in math class too and sitting outside in guitar. Class has never really been the same.I don’t know where this was going but he’s missed and I’ll remember all the cool times we had together

Isaiah McEldowney

November 11, 2020

Honestly, Liam was the kind of kid you would see in the hallways at lavilla, and just notice that there was something different about him. I was never really close with Liam, I don't think too many other people were that heard about his passing, but I went through a lot helping my friends try to overcome his death. Ava Clark, a good friend of mine, was devistated and was notified a day after the death while others such as me were notified emmidatly. Another friend, one of us guitar buddies, Nick, was also changed after his passing. But life is life and sometimes you have to push through with what you got. I hope everything is well up there Liam. And if you can? Say hi to my mom for me.

Ava Rae Clark

September 29, 2020

I remember last year we had a different bus driver for the day, and me and Liam were riding the bus and Ty left his lunch box in his seat after he got off at his stop. Liam asked the bus driver if he could get off and give Ty his lunchbox and he said sure. Liam stepped off the bus and the guy drove away and all we can see is Liam waving and running after the bus. We told the guy to stop multiple times but I think he barely spoke English. It was very funny. Good thing that bus stop was right down the road from mine. We miss you Liam. I can't believe its been more than half a year since you've been gone. I know wherever you are you're making music, skating around, and writing new songs. I love you always.

Waylon Moody

September 17, 2020

Man I miss u Liam, you were that friend that I could calm my brother, everyday at lunch if I was feeling depressed you would walk over to me and say something to make me feel better and for you to not be here anymore makes me feel like I’m missing something in life, you helped me through middle school and I wish you could be here, I love you lil bro

Xavier Young

July 17, 2020

It’s been a while I miss him so much man I remember we would make jokes at the lunch table and clown around in piano and throw mints at each other, those were the days, I miss you liam hopefully I’ll get to see again, rest easy .

Carolyn Novelly

April 29, 2020

I remember when Angela would sometimes bring Liam into the office after school. He would draw pictures for us. He was an amazing artist! I remember him as being a kind, sweet boy. My heart goes out to Angela, Ryan, Jillian, and all those who loved him.

Jack Webb

April 14, 2020

liam was a person who tought, loved, cared, and much more. he tought me how to skate, he helped me find what i loved. all he wanted was to have fun. he turned me into a better person and i am disappointed that he couldnt make me even better. i love you liam.

Jillian Turk

April 2, 2020

- liams sis

Ava Rae Clark

March 31, 2020

Fly high Liam. We love you and will miss you so much.

Maureen Lorient

March 30, 2020

I became close friends with Liam in a short amount of time and I can honestly say I will never know anyone like him. He was extremely talented and never failed to put a smile on my face (as you can see in the photo below) I'll forever be greatful for knowing him and having him as one of my bestfriends. There was so much more we never got to do but I'm thankful for the fun times we did have. I miss you everyday and I love you Liam. Rest In Peace Bestfriend <3

FROM THE FAMILY