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Jerry Lee Turner, 69, Columbia, KY (1947-2017)

Jerry was an active member of Purdy Separate Baptist Church for over 36 years, having served as youth leader, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He was a Kentucky-licensed blaster and had been employed by Scott & Ritter Company as a blaster and foreman for over 40 years. More than anything, Jerry enjoyed his family. His favorite pastime was watching his daughters, grandchildren and, more recently, his great-grandchild walk through the door.
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Jerry Lee Turner, 69, of Columbia, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5:05amCT at his home.

Visitation will be after 4pmCT on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, with Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.


Casket Bearers: Frank Muhlbaier, Jonathan Franklin, Justin Cox, Dwight Lawless, R.C. Gabehart, and Doug Cowan.


Jerry Lee Turner, 69, Columbia, KY (1947-2017)


He was born October 18, 1947 in Chance, Adair County, KY. He was the son of to the late Millard Payne & Lyda Mae Piercy Turner. He died Friday, June 30, 2017, at in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 69 years, eight months, and 12 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years and love of his life, Linda Petty Turner on February 11, 2016, a daughter, Tammy Turner Franklin on July 17, 2016, a sister, Betty Redmon, and a brother, Joe Turner.

Jerry was an active member of Purdy Separate Baptist Church for over 36 years, having served as youth leader, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He was a Kentucky-licensed blaster and had been employed by Scott & Ritter Company as a blaster and foreman for over 40 years.

More than anything, Jerry enjoyed his family. His favorite pastime was watching his daughters, grandchildren and, more recently, his great-grandchild walk through the door.

Survivors Include:
  • One daughter: Teresa Turner Cox of Columbia, KY

  • Two grandsons: Jonathan Franklin and his wife Robin & Justin Cox all of Columbia, KY

  • One special great-granddaughter: Brynlee Franklin

  • One son-in-law: Larry Franklin

  • One brother: Larry Turner (Cathy) of Columbia

  • Three sisters: Jeanette Petty and Nancy Burton (Mick) all of Columbia, KY; and Dency Upton of Bowling Green, KY

  • A brother-in-law: Bobby Redmon

  • A sister-in-law: Joyce Turner

  • Two special friends/caregivers: His nephew, Bro. Adam Burton and his great-niece, Alyssa Coffey

  • A host of other relatives and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

Send condolences to the family of Jerry Lee Turner..


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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net.
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
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Jerry Lee Turner, 69, Columbia, KY (1947-2017)



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Jerry Lee Turner, 69, Columbia, KY (1947-2017)


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