Jackie Turner

TurnerJackie Turner, age 78 years 3 months and 13 days of Hohenwald, died July 29, 2017 following a battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family and wife, Barbara.

He was born April 16, 1939 in Ohio to Marshal and Freeda Tatum Turner.

Jackie had a passion for the military and was military all of the way. He is described by his family as being one of a kind, eccentric and a trend-setter when it comes to fashion. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

While serving our nation in the Air Force, he was a tail-gunner on a B-52 and flew around 22 missions in Vietnam. He was also a weapons instructor.  Following his term with the Air Force, Turner joined the Tennessee Army National Guard where he retired in the early 90’s.

A funny story he would share with family and friends was that when he flew his first Air Force mission, he threw up in his face mask.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 in the chapel of McDonald Funeral Home with Bill Webb officiating. Burial followed  in the Graves Cemetery in Perry County.

Survivors include his wife,  Barbara Amacher Turner; two daughters, Diena Hill (Jeff) and   Vonda Mercer, both of Hohenwald; one brother, Jerry Turner (Jan); sister, Judy Pickler (Jimmy); granddaughters, Sasha Powers (Josh), Lacey Dyer (Jacob), Whitney Ricketts (Dee) and Jessica Mercer; grandsons, Erick Turner, Koley Turner and Jacob Mercer; great grandsons, Lathon Powers, Landon Powers, and Rylan Ricketts; and great granddaughters, Ellee Ricketts and “soon to be” Harper Dyer.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a son, Barry Von Turner and brother, Bill Turner.

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