John Turner

Hamilton County

John Wesley "JW" Turner, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, JW was born on Jan. 20, 1942 to the union of John and Essie Mae Turner.He worked in various area of employment, some of which include the restaurant industry, Chattanooga Public School System, and Chattanooga Department of Human Services.He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David D. Turner.Survivors include his devoted wife and soul mate of 38 years, Lynda Joyce Turner; brother, Claude Turner; sisters, Robbie (Max) Tolbert and Jo Anne Watkins; a host of nieces and nephews; dear friend/brother, Sam Watkins; sisters-in-law; and many other friends.JW was a "No Frills" kind of person, so for that reason only, his wife and family honor his request for cremation.A Memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Ingram officiating.The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from noon until 1 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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