Mount Vernon News
  • Mark R. Turner Jr.

  • January 22, 2011

AKRON — Mark Ray Turner Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2011, in Akron. Mark was an organ donor.

He was born April 9, 1984, in Mount Vernon. Mark was a 2003 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and employed at Jeld-Wen Window Division. Mark loved being in the outdoors and also trying to figure out what made things work.

Survivors include Mark’s parents, Jo Sharon (Johnson) and Henry Gartner of Mount Vernon, also Mark Turner Sr. of Oregon, Ohio; children, Kyleigh Star White-Turner, Drake Allan Turner, Anthony Jacob Schaade and Samuel David Turner; fiancee, Sabrina Hammons; siblings, Adam (Rebecca) Turner, Marisa (Kenneth) Horsley, Greg (Brittany) Gartner; nieces and nephews, Riley Turner, Savannah Wears, Jaron Gartner, Taylor Horsley and Elizabeth Horsley; maternal grandmother, Sally Johnson; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Troyer of Utica; paternal grandparents, Fred and Janice Black, Henry E. Gartner, John and Barb McGlasson; Janice and John Turner of Gibsonburg; aunt and uncle, Lori (Vic) Claudio of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; special great-aunt and uncle, Kim (Gregg) Beaver; special friend, Tiffany White; also numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Johnson; great-grandfather, David Troyer; paternal grandmother, Kathy Gartner; uncles, Terry Johnson, Gregory Troyer; grandfather, James Sinift; and best friend, Mark Wilson.

Friends may call Monday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Turner family, c/o Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

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When someone comes into our lives and they are too quietly and quickly gone, they leave footprints in our hearts and their memory stays with us forever.

Submitted by Dean and Shawn Hammons.

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