John Edward Turley
John Edward Turley departed this life for the next on Friday, July 23, 2021.
He was born at home in the mountains of Nitro, West Virginia on July 24, 1936, to Ammi Edward and Mary Lou Turley. He was a connoisseur and creator of adventures throughout his childhood years, following the heroics of Roy Rogers and The Lone Ranger.
As a man, his adventures in life led him to serve in the United States Air Force, as a building contractor, hairdresser, truck driver, entrepreneur, and Lance cracker salesman, among other pursuits. He was known as an avid conversationalist, a professional storyteller and the life of the party.
He was a lover of country music and country living. He was an early riser who would say he could wake up and roll right into a plate of fried eggs, bacon, and grits with a cup of coffee. His heroes were all cowboys, and many hours were spent with his family watching Westerns. He loved America and believed in standing up for freedom.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers; and one son.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Sarah; five sons: Darren of California, Derek (Cori) and Jeff (Jessica) of Florida, Chris (Brittany) of Kentucky, and Brian (Lesa) of Georgia; four daughters: Tomiann of California, Marlo and Danielle of Alabama, and Lianna (Cody) of Tennessee; one brother: Danny (Patty) of Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He will be celebrated with a graveside service at Freemon Cemetery in Leoma, TN. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Turley requests that you vote Republican. Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made by way of: www.TnFunerals.com.