He was born October 19, 1927 in Allen Township, Darke County, son of the late Balinger Berlin and Grace Ethel (Gray) Turner. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, R. Wayne Turner; sisters, Anna Mary (Lloyd) Taylor, Ruth (Ralph) Schaar, Alice (Harold) Wentworth, Alta (Carroll) Peters and Mildred (Steve) Hocker: and brother-in-laws, Palmer Boyd, Dale Wentworth, Harold Rammel, Jim Gilmore, Buryl Wehrley.
Russell was retired from New Idea in Coldwater where he had worked for over 39 years. He was a veteran of the US Army having served at the end of WWII. He was a member of the Rossburg United Methodist Church and the Coldwater American Legion.
He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Boyd, Virginia Gilmore, June Wentworth and Norma Rammel; brothers, Junior (Phyllis) Turner, and Robert (Nadine) Turner; sister-in-law, Janet Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will Be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Oliver -Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor John Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Rossburg United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com