Dr. Lee Turner, author of The Grace Discipleship Course and other books, went to be with the Lord on July 14th at 93 years of age.
His wife, Mary completed her journey in this life on June 26th. Lee told her before she passed he would be right behind her. He followed her to glory less than three weeks later.
Lee was born December 31, 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana. He married Mary in 1983, after the passing of his first wife, Virginia whom he married in 1947, They are survived by their four children: Sandy, Kregg, Doug, and Rob; seven grandchildren: Eileen, Jonathon, Lindsey, Elizabeth, Collin, Austin and David; and five great grandchildren.
Lee served in the Army as a paratrooper (101st Airborne), stationed in Japan shortly after WWII. After receiving a medical discharge he graduated from Indiana Business College. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy from California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, CA in 1986. He also served as the President of the Association of Institutional Development Officers from 1976-1980, and was a Trustee of Western Baptist College in Salem, OR from 1985-1990. He was wrote several Christian books which are available from Grace Fellowship International. Lee was an instrument rated pilot and avid golfer.
Lee and Mary were active in Grace Bible Church of Sun City after Lee retired from the Ministry. While in Indiana Lee Pastored Tri Lakes Baptist Church and was vice president of development at Cedarville University in Cedarville OH until 1980 when he accepted a call to pastor Valley of the Sun Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ.
A celebration of life service for them will be held on December 3rd, 2022. In Arizona. For details contact Sandy Ermel at 602-670-1341.
(Adapted from the obituary at Sun City Independent news site)