Robert Earl Turner
Robert Earl Turner
  • December 2, 1941 - October 22, 2017
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Robert Earl Turner, a native of Memphis, TN, entered into rest on Oct. 22, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lee (Hearn) Turner for 57 years, having been high school sweethearts. He graduated from Humes High School, Memphis, TN, from Park College, Parkville, MO, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and from Northern Arizona University with a Master of Education degree. He served in the US Air Force for 28 years, and upon retiring he served the Arizona Child Protective Services for 12 years. He was the son of the late Brooks and Sadie Turner. He and Mary Lee traveled extensively to many parts of the world while in the service and after retirement. He was an avid LA Dodgers fan, loved golfing and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee, daughters Sabrina (Mark) and Karon (David), grandsons Benjamin and Joshua, and sisters Shirley and Dorothy, and many nieces and nephews. A military funeral honors ceremony and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Contributions to a dog rescue organization of your choice will be appreciated.