William Wayne Turner

Atlanta — William Wayne Turner, 82, of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Copper Creek Cottages in Lincoln.

Funeral Services for Wayne will be on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Christian Church with Mr. Maurice Stribling officiating. Burial will follow at the Atlanta Cemetery in Atlanta.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the Atlanta Christian Church from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Masonic Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Additional visitation will begin on Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral.

William Wayne Turner was born on March 18, 1942, the son of William Harold and Mildred Lucille Demling Turner. He was united in marriage to Connie Jo Brooks on June 9, 1963. She survives.

Also surviving are his children: Janice (Tom) Garriott and Michael (Gwen) Turner; grandchildren: Alicia (David) Settle, Missy (Adam) Baker, Lauren (Ryan) Schulz, Erin Turner, Jordyn Turner, Kylie (Jake) Watkins, Kami (Andy) Brown, Kameron (Ali) Carpenter, Sara (Benji) Hensen, and Aaron (Ashley) Garriott; great-grandchildren: Jaxin, Madax, Eliah, Alexis, Hezekiah, Izzy, Tyler, Norah, Hadassah, Millie, Mila, Saylor, Zoey, Ollie, Quinley, and Lily; one sister, Jane Turner; and one brother, Dane Turner.

Wayne was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Sue Johnson, and one brother, Kent N. Turner.

Wayne was a 1960 graduate of Atlanta High School, 1962 graduate of Lincoln Junior College, and then Illinois Wesleyan University in 1964. Wayne first worked for the family business as it evolved from Bill’s 66 into Turner Oil Company. Wayne retired at the age of 71 from McLean County government in the maintenance department at the Law & Justice Center.

He was a 69-year member of the Atlanta Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and an Elder; a 60-year member of the Atlanta Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #165; Bloomington Consistory; Mohammed Shrine; and Atlanta Rotary Club.

Memorials may be made to Atlanta Christian Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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