Scott L. Turner

July 4, 1970January 14, 2013

Scott L. Turner Age 42

Beloved husband of Kelli. Loving father of Austin. Dearest son of Sharon and the late Harry. Cherished brother of Karen Collareno, Diane Reed, Mark Turner, Steve Turner, John Turner and Keith Turner. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Scott will also be missed by his many friends and students.

Visitation is Thursday from 3:00pm until 9:00pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia. A prayer service and time of sharing will take place Thursdau at 7:00pm at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be Friday with an in state time of 10:00am until the time of Mass at 11:00am at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road in Plymouth. Scott will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Scott was awarded the Ann Arbor Public Schools District's Excellence as Teacher of the Year in April of 2006. He received a recommendation for Michigan Mathematics Teacher of the Year in 2009. He was a much beloved teacher by the students, staff and families of Scarlett Middle School.

He also was very active in raising money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital by coordinating Math-A-Thons. St. Jude Math-A-Thon is a fundraising program that supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The program includes a math supplement for grades K-8 that students complete while raising funds for St. Jude.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Scott's honor. 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105


  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • In State Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 18, 2013

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Lydia Brattin

November 19, 2013

Mr. Turner was my 8th grade teacher in the 2011-2012 school year. I was absent on the day that they announced his passing to the alumnus at Huron, but I'll never forget the chills I had when my friend, Julia, asked me, "Were you here yesterday?" It felt as if I was splashed by freezing cold water as I snapped my head in her direction and said, "No. Why?" She gulped and responded, "Well, during 3rd hour, they called in all the alumni from Scarlett into the Meyers Auditorium... They had a few adults there...They said that Mr. Turner had died..." A minute later, there was a puddle on my desk. I kept thinking, "How can this be? I thought he told us on the first day of school that he was 42 years old, so how could he die so young?" I came to his viewing and shared my memories of Mr. Turner to all who were there. I was speaking clearly and doing just fine when I turned to my right and saw Mr. Turner in his coffin. I then started to cry, so I turned back and softly sobbed, "Thank you." before heading back to my seat. The last thing I ever received from him was a note in my yearbook. The last 3 words in that note, "We'll miss you!" make me cry now because now, we all miss him! I miss Mr. Turner very much. To paraphrase his note, "We still miss you, Mr. Turner!"

Lisa (Markham) Humphries

January 20, 2013

I graduated with Scott and didn't know him very well. But I know many who did know him very well and who can't say enough of how Scott effected their lives in a way they will never forget. My love and sympathy to you all, friends and family alike.

Randy Stephens

January 20, 2013

He was dedicated to helping my daughter Kareena last year (even while he must of been very sick). He is an inspiration to us all and I hope to touch even one person as he touched thousands. Thank you Scott for your time on this earth. From the Stephens Family.

Kelly Parent

January 18, 2013

My sincere sympathy goes to your family. I wish you all peace and courage as you wade through the coming days, months, years. You must be so proud of the man that he was - a great teacher, philanthropist and mentor. My daughter is surviving childhood cancer - her 'cure' became possible due to people like Scott Turner - the money and awareness that he raised for St. Jude's is a true testament to the person that he was. Rest in Peace.
Kelly, Ann Arbor

January 18, 2013

Kelli, I can't tell you how sorry we are for your loss, though we never got to meet Scott just reading these messages tells how good a man he was. We are so sad that you and Austin have to go through this and hope you find comfort and peace from the memories you made and knowing how loved you were. Our prayers and love are with you all, Aunt Apple and Uncle Jeff

Don Onimo

January 18, 2013

I am a parent of his 8th grade student last school year, 2011/2012. I was shocked at the news of his passing. He was such a friendly, nurturing and dedicated teacher. I was so impressed the way he encouraged my son in his math class. My son now at Skyline wants to attend the funeral and I will make the time to take him. I will never forget Mr. Turner once saying that the thought of coming to teach energizes him every morning and he can't wait to get to school each day. My heart aches as I drop these lines. My heart goes out to his family. May his loving soul rest in peace.


Jay Garity

January 18, 2013

The entire Turner family has my deepest condolences. I went to middle school and one year at Bentley High School with Scott. He was a happy & funny guy. I shared many laughs with him back then. He will be missed!

Alfreda Onimo

January 17, 2013

I appreciated having him as my son's teacher last year. My husband and I sat in on his class last year. There were a few other parents there as well. He even gave us work to do on our visit to the school. A great teacher. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

R Daniels

January 17, 2013

To the Turner Family,
There is a song that says in part, "only the good die young." Scott was one of the "good ones." My grand daughter had an opportunity to be taught by Mr. Turner. It changed her attitude about math. If Michigan teachers' pay were merit based, A2 schools could not afford him. He WILL be missed.
Please know that we are praying for your family. Allow the Lord to comfort and give you peace during this difficult time. RD

scarlett custodian staff

January 17, 2013

We send our condolences to the Turner family we will miss scott he,s at peace and in a better place were we hope and play we all will see scott again one day