Mr. Glenwood Chris Turner, of Warrenton, passed away on Monday, November 13, after a short illness. He was born on November 15, 1961 in Troy, to the late Glenwood and Wanda (nee: Black) Turner. Chris had reached the age of 61 years.
Chris worked as a truck driver for nearly 30 years. He was a blue collar man through and through. He started as a dishwasher with his Sister Sissy, worked in gas stations as a mechanic and then got the chance to drive a truck for a carnival and kept on trucking. He hauled everything from carnival rides to iced tea and TV's and traveled all over the United States. Chris enjoyed going to theme parks, magic shows, riding roller coasters and going to haunted houses. He was a thrill seeker. He also enjoyed being outdoors. He liked hunting, fishing, and camping. Chris was a family man and he loved his family deeply. He had recently traveled to Las Vegas for his son, Branden's wedding. He got to play Blackjack, Wheel of Fortune, and Bingo while he was there. Chris loved listening to music. He loved Country Music and by extension, Southern Rock. He also listened to the Grand Ole Opry religiously. Chris enjoyed watching true crime television shows, such as Forensic Files and America's Most Wanted. Chris also enjoyed watching sports, he especially liked the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Volunteers Football and the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball teams.
Chris Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Glenwood and Wanda Turner; one sister, Rhonda "Sissy" Whelchel; sister in law, Carolyn Turner. Surviving family members include his children, Branden Turner and wife Elizabeth and Allie Tipton; wife, Vickie L. Turner; sibling, Joel "Butch" Turner; nieces and nephews, Josh Arens, Nikki Raines and Scotty Turner; other relatives and many friends.
Chris Turner's family will host a visitation on Tuesday, November 21, from 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton. A funeral service will begin at 12 P.M. also at the funeral home. A burial will follow at the Warrenton City Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the family of Chris Turner or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, c/o Martin Funeral Home.