Jerry Turner, Sr.

October 24, 1939 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 80)


Jerry Turner, 80 of Canal Fulton, passed away peacefully Oct. 8, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Oct 24, 1939 to the late Alfred Tesch and Mary Turner Tesch. He and his 9 brothers were raised together on a farm in Canal Fulton. He then met and married the love of his life Carolyn Greenawalt on Nov. 4, 1961. They built a loving home together in Canal Fulton where they raised their 3 children and made decades of happy memories together. Jerry retired with nearly 40 years of service from Firestone Country Club. He then looked forward to spending every waking minute with his loving wife Carolyn. They loved treasure finding excursions to decorate their home, especially Indian and Western artifacts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Tim, Roger, Dan, Robert and Bill Tesch. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn; children, Troy Turner, Jerry Turner Jr. and Tracey Hayward; granddaughter, Liane; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Turner, Ed, Joe and Kenny Tesch; and many extended family and friends. He will be remembered for his kind heart, great work ethic and especially his passion for his wife, children, family and home. Thank you dad for being the best husband to mom and the best father we could ever hope for. Funeral Services will be held MONDAY, 11:00am at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, 624 Cherry St. E. (Rt. 93) Canal Fulton. Burial at Canal Fulton Cemetery. Calling Hours Sunday, 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

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October 11, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home
624 Cherry Street East
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Funeral Service
October 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home
624 Cherry Street East
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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