In Memory

Sam Turner

Sam Turner

Samuel I. Turner

HEATH: A funeral service for Samuel I. Turner will be held at 11am, on Monday, November 23, 2015, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, in Newark. Pastor Jen Ballenger will officiate. Family and friends may call on Sunday, from 4pm-8pm, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street and also one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. Sam, 66, of Heath, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus. He was born April 7, 1949, in Roda, Virginia, a son of the late Wilburn Howard and Jeanette (Hughes) Turner. Sam was a 1968 graduate of Newark High School and retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas after 42 years service. For many years his favorite pastimes were golfing, league bowling and boating. But it was his family and especially his beloved grandchildren who were the spirit of his life. He was an avid OSU and Bengals fan.

Surviving is his wife of 27 years, Deborah C. (Stapleton) Turner; his children, Josh (Jennifer) Turner of Utica, Jason (Cassie) Turner of Newark, Billy (Martie) Turner of Newark, Nicole Zahrndt of Columbus, Lisa Dupler of Columbus; his 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Ann (Joe) Gamertsfelter of Coshocton, Betty Wolfe of Coshocton, Karen Stapleton of Heath; several nieces and nephews; special friend Duane Zahrndt and his beloved dog "Scarlet Ann Gray".



 
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12/02/15 10:56 AM #1    

Charles Koblentz

Although I hadn't seen Sam in nearly 20 years,  I have such fond memories, particularly when we were in Jr. High at Lincoln together.  Sam and I were the second string crazies on the Lincoln Lion Basketball Team.  I think we only got to start once against St. Francis but we had a great time on the team.  We never were the first off the bench but when we got in, we made the most of it.  Sam will be missed but the memories are locked in my heart.

 


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