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James Turner

January 27, 1943 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 77)


JAMES TURNER, 77, of Sidney passed away at 4:06 A.M. Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born on January 27, 1943 in Kenvir, Kentucky, the son of the late Milburn and Flora Lee (Hensley) Turner.

On December 31, 1984 James married the former Sally Veit who survives him. He is also survived by children, Jeff (Amanda) Martz, Julie (Rick) Howell, Joe (Jennifer) Martz, and Janice (Matt) Bernardi; siblings, Loraine (Arnold) Jones, Rod (Sue) Turner, Linda Russell, Jerry (Wanda) Turner, and Milburn Turner Jr.; 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Turner and sister, Brenda Sue Turner.

Mr. Turner was a veteran of the United States Army, where he rose to Major, MSC. After being honorably discharged, he spent 37 years working as an assembler for the Copeland Corporation in Sidney. James was also a long-time member of New Life Church in Port Jefferson. As a NASCAR fan James cheered for Mark Martin and as a football fan the Minnesota Vikings were his team. James absolutely loved his family. He enjoyed playing card games like, rook, spoons, euchre, and poker, for money of course.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home. Memorial condolences may be expressed to the Turner family at the funeral home's website,

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