OBITUARY

Leroy Turner

August 1, 1929March 12, 2019
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Leroy Turner, 89 of Ocoee, Florida went home to be with his Lord on March 12, 2019. He was born on August 1, 1929 in Dothan, Alabama. A longtime Ocoee resident, Leroy retired from the City of Ocoee as the Chief of Police for 29 years and served proudly in the United States Army. He was a faithful member of West Orange Baptist Church and he enjoyed putting on his hat, going out and spreading the Gospel. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, NASCAR and watching Gunsmoke. He served as the Sunday School Director for the church, was a member of the 101 Men’s Club, Ocoee Lions Club and enjoyed coffee with his friends at the Ocoee Diner.

Leroy was preceded in death by his sons, Darrel and Michael Turner; his brother, Earl Turner, his sister, Jane Fowler and his granddaughter, Abby Englade. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Shirley; his children: Charlie (Deborah) Turner, Mary (David) Edwards, Jeff (Susan) Walker and Stacy (Jeff) Edmiston; his brother, Collie (Effie Jo) Turner; his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services will be held at West Orange Baptist Church, 200 S. Tubb St. Oakland, FL. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with funeral service to follow at 12:00 PM. Entombment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, FL.

  • FAMILY

  • Leroy was preceded in death by his sons, Darrel and Michael Turner; his brother, Earl Turner, his sister, Jane Fowler and his granddaughter, Abby Englade.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Shirley; his children: Charlie (Deborah) Turner, Mary (David) Edwards, Jeff (Susan) Walker and Stacy (Jeff) Edmiston; his brother, Collie (Effie Jo) Turner; his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Leroy Turner

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Tanya De Witt Pinder

March 17, 2019

I love you and Leroy. I am blessed to have grown up knowing both of you. When I entered church yesterday for his service, I looked for Leroy to be standing at the doors to enter, holding a bulletin with a big smile welcoming everyone coming in. He was always there when I'd come to church as a little girl and always there when I grew up and brought my children. It always felt like I had just made it home after a long tiring journey and there he was to welcome me back. He is truly a friend of Jesus and has always showed that. He never acted better than anybody, just a real person, imperfect like the rest of us, with a happy soul that loved Jesus. It hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday how much I consider you all my family and how much I'm going to miss him here in this world BUT I am happy that after the long journey of this life, he is forever home with his friend Jesus and someday he'll be standing at the pearly gates to welcome us home. I love you and I'm praying for you. Thank you both for loving me imperfections and all.

Trudie Baker

March 16, 2019

Shirley and Family.
Thinking of you: “God and time takes even the small and simple memories
we hold of those we love and silently turns them into gold.”
Love and prayers, Trudie Baker

Kevin Butler

March 15, 2019

Coach ,

You were right there with us when we needed you back when Ocoee was what it was. There was a lot to be said about that. You truly always looked after us when we needed you. For that we will never forget you. We will always love you.
Kevin Butler

Donna Gable

March 15, 2019

Charlie & Mary so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of prayers, love, and hugs. I have always enjoyed all the stories my daddy has told about Leroy pulling him and my uncles over and Leroy shaking his finger at them saying "boys the next time I have to pull yall over you're getting a ticket" after hearing their explanation of why they were speeding and or fish-tailing around the curve. Sometimes Leroy would pull them over a several times in a day and they never got a ticket. One day Leroy had them pulled over and a car came racing by. Leroy said "wasn't that ….?" My dad and uncle said no that's not ….we've never seen that car before. A few minuets later here comes Leroy driving past my daddy's house and in the driveway sets the guy they claimed they didn't know. Leroy just shook his head. My daddy said that he thought Leroy had as much fun as they did during those days.
We will not be able to attend the service as we will be at the Central Florida Fair with pigs and steers and have a show at noon on Saturday. Yall will be in our thoughts & prayers as we take a moment of silence on Saturday for your family. Donna Sue Gable, Chelci & Georgianna Dixon

Paula Speer

March 14, 2019

Dear Shirley...BJ and I are so sorry for your loss and we know Leroy will be greatly missed BUT we will see him again! His smile and love for the Lord will always be remembered. We are blessed to know and love you both. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Paula and BJ

Laura Visakay

March 14, 2019

My deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Robert blanchard

March 14, 2019

Rip chief turner you will always be remembered by me when I was going to school at Ocoee I remember the days you directed traffic at end of school day and you better not be speeding either I remember skipping school at malt shop when you came in we scattered wonderful years in Ocoee when I grew up there I always respected you sir sad day from Robert BLANCHARD of lawrenceville va

Joyce McWilliams

March 14, 2019

Dear sweet Shirley, we are sad for your loss, but rejoicing that Leroy is with Jesus with a whole body!! Please know that we love you and your family SO much.

Paul and Danya Maddox

March 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathy from the Arnold and Maddox families. I’m sure we could share many stories about Leroy and his friendship and concern for our family as well as all Ocoee families! He was truly an Ocoee icon and will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of his family. May you all have God’s peace which passes all understanding.

Pat Ferguson

March 13, 2019

Deepest sympathy from the Hammock family. Leroy is the only policeman I remember as a child living in Ocoee.
Saw him numerous times and I'm sure he gave my dad more than one caution to come to a complete stop at the stop
sign near the barber shop.

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