John William Turner, age 66, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Renton, WA. He was born September 27, 1953 in Olympia, WA to Marvin Turner and Margaret Kurpies. In 1975, John’s long-time friend, Dale MacKinnon, introduced him to Gail Cenedella and in 1977 John and Gail got married. They moved to California and had two sons, Travis and Garren, later moving back up to Washington in 1996.
John loved fishing, the San Juan Islands and watching football on Sundays, mainly the Seattle Seahawks. He was an all-around jokester, handyman and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandson Levi. His boisterous personality, big smile and great hugs filled everyone who met him with joy.
John is survived by his mother, Margaret Kurpies; brother, Bob Turner; son, Garren Turner; son, daughter in-law and grandson, Travis, Michelle and Levi Turner.
A celebration of life will be held by family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) in memory of John Turner.