Stephen “K” Turner, age 83, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away peacefully at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 due to complications following a stroke.
Steve was born in Cambridge, Ohio on July 8, 1936, to George A. Turner and E. Lucile Kimble Turner. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Fredrick A. Turner, and sister Bonita M. Turner Saxton. Steve attended Cambridge High School before enlisting in the United States Navy. For the next 20 years he served his country and earned numerous honors, including the Bronze Star Medal with distinguishing device for meritorious service in Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy, Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Jones College Jacksonville and spent the following 18 years working for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service.
Not one to remain idle, Steve was also active in the Presbyterian church and various Masonic affiliations, including being a 50-year member of Guernsey Lodge #66 F&AM in Cambridge. He was an avid student of history, particularly Ohio history, and was also a proud fan of his Ohio sports teams, including the Buckeyes, Browns, Reds and Indians.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of over 54 years, Nancy E. Border Turner of Fort Walton Beach, son S. Brian Turner, grandchildren Justin and Haley Turner, and half-brother Phillip A. Turner of Ohio.
A memorial service will be held at Emerald Coast Funeral Home on Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veteran’s Day) at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Ben Healy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Steve’s memory to the American Stroke Foundation at americanstroke.org.
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