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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Ernest Leroy Turley

September 30, 1940June 6, 2020
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Ernest Turley, 79, passed away June 6, 2020. The son of the late Ernest and Nellie (Crain) Turley, Ernest was born September 30, 1940 in Cub Run, Kentucky. He was a retired truck driver and was a Sargent in the United States Army. He served two tours in the Vietnam War as a radio operator and lineman and was awarded two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, and a Silver Star. Ernest loved fishing, gambling, and tinkering with cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an older brother, Leamon Turley.

Survivors include his daughters, Angela Taylor (James) and Sherrie Trexler (Terri Pearson); grandchildren, Nicole, Kathryn, and Paige; niece, Marya Turley; nephew, Donnie Turley; and his dog, Simon.

Visitation will be 4 pm ~ 8 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. Graveside service with military honors will take place at 10:00 am Thursday at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Indiana.

You may reach out to the family by posting memories and condolences online at www.kraftfs.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Angela Taylor (James), Daughter
  • Sherrie Trexler (Terri Pearson), Daughter
  • Nicole, Kathryn, and Paige, Grandchildren
  • Marya Turley, Niece
  • Donnie Turley, Nephew
  • Simon, His Dog
  • Ernest and Nellie Crain Turley, Parents (deceased)
  • Leamon Turley, Older Brother (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

Memories

Ernest Leroy Turley

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Jimmy Jones

June 10, 2020

Rest In Peace Boots.

Geneva “Toots” Crain Saltsman

June 7, 2020

I’ll miss boots. I’ll always have lots of memories of him and Shine when our families were together in Cub Run Holler. I’ll forever hold dear those memories.
I am proud of all he gave to our country and thankful that he survived through it all.
I loved my baby cousin, Boots and I’m so thankful his suffering is over.
My thoughts, love, and prayers are with His children, grandchildren, niece, and nephew. Toots

Timothy Taylor

June 7, 2020

Ernie was a good sweet man...I will never forget sitting down and him sharing his Army memories with me. This quiet, unassuming man epitomized what he was to me, a hero who served his country well, fought for his nation came home and raised an amazing family and carved out an amazing life for himself...Again, a quiet, sweet, gentle man...A father, grandfather, father in law, and to me a friend. But this gentle man will always be a hero to me. Thank you for sharing some of your experiences with me; I will never forget them. I love you brother...

Kelly Derry

June 6, 2020

We are so sorry and praying for all of you
Ernie was the sweetest man! 🙏❤️

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