HARRISTOWN -- Paul Lucien Turner, Jr. passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born on December 22, 1933 in Harristown Township, IL. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Carol Turner of Mt. Pulaski, IL; daughters Teresa (John) Pierce of Orion, IL, and Paula (Carl) Wilke of Chapel Hill, NC; sons Steven (Michele) Turner of Decatur, IL, and Russell Curtis (Kim) Turner of St. Charles, MO; brother James (Jane) Turner of Springfield, IL; and grandchildren Paul Turner, Ben Pierce (Lilly Lavner), Andrea (Neal) Sawyer, Adam (Claire) Pierce and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents Paul Sr. and Loyelle Turner, son James Todd Turner, and sister, Judith Ann Leonard.
Paul graduated from Decatur High School in 1951 and attended Millikin University. He first married Patricia Little in 1956; and married Carol Horn in 1980. He enjoyed a long career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL. Woodworking and rehabbing old homes were some of his hobbies and he was known for his craftsmanship. Paul loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. His kind heart, keen sense of humor and gift of story-telling will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A funeral service will be held at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, 202 N Lafayette St, Mt. Pulaski IL on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Mt. Pulaski EMS. Interment will be held at Macon County Memorial Park at a later date.