Ronald K. Turner

Ronald K. Turner

Ronald K. Turner born March 8, 1941 in Greenville, SC. Ron died Saturday, April 23, 2011 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer. He was a member of Laurens Methodist Church in Greenville since September 24, 1950. Ron was preceded in death by first wife Sandra Smith Turner, Parents James and Ruth Turner, brother Jerald and sister Barbara. He is survived by wife Dianne Bowman Turner, daughter Rhonda and son-in-law, David King. Stepdaughter Deanna Teel and son-in-law Gordon. Grandchildren Tony and Cody King, step grandchildren Julia Bernier and Gordy Teel III, brothers Bill Turner (Bertha) and Pat Turner (Theresa). He moved to Atlanta in 1960 and worked for the City of Atlanta until he retired in 1981. Starting as a driver Ron worked his way up through the ranks to managing the office. It took five people to replace him when he retired. Ron started his own business – Waste Co. Inc. in 1981 and retired in 1990, he then started Atlanta Equipment and retired in 2000. Ron was a member of the Air Force Reserves from Nov. 1958 to August 1968 earning the Grade of E-5. During his active duty he traveled to various locations including Berlin Crisis (1961) and Juan Pablo Crisis (1968). He was a volunteer for the Roswell Fire Dept. for 25 years (1962 – 1987). He belonged to Roswell Masonic Lodge 165 since 1965. We would like to thank Dr. Ravi Sarma and Suburban Hematology in Snellville for the excellent care given to Ron during his illness, and to the many family members and friends for their prayers and kindnesses shown to us. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Reverend Farrell Presley officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Kennesaw Memorial Gardens in Marietta, GA. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com .