Gerald Earl Turner was born in Denver,
Colorado on August 5, 1939 to the late Orville and Florence Turner.
Gerald, at the age of 78, lost his battle with bone cancer on March 27,
Gerald is survived by his wife of 51 years,
Barbara Politis Turner; son, Steven Turner of Little Rock, AR; son,
Scott (Summer) Turner of Little Rock, AR; sister, Carol (Ron) Burton of
Meridian, MS; sister, Marilyn Brewster of Little Rock, AR; nephew, John
Burton of Meridian, MS; niece, Ann Carol (Michael) Purvis of Meridian,
MS; nephew, Jason Brewster of Cave Springs, AR; and mother-in-law, Mary
Politis of Little Rock, AR.
For several decades, Gerald would take
Barbara, Steve, Scott and friends to beautiful Lake Ouachita for a day
of boating and skiing, where laughingly they developed whistles and hand
signals warning of rough water ahead. Other interests were small
woodworking projects, working on his HO model train layouts, fishing and
his beloved golden retriever, Brandy.
Upon graduation from Little Rock University
(now UALR), Gerald worked for Rector-Phillips-Morse for 14 years. He was
president and CEO of Lawyer's Title of Arkansas Inc., and was
responsible for the construction of the first computerized title
insurance records plant in Arkansas. As a real estate broker for over 40
years, Gerald enjoyed working with corporate site locations and
negotiating with landlords, which included the approval of several
hundred TCBY Yogurt store locations throughout the United States. In the
last few years prior to retirement, Gerald was responsible for Alltel's
retail locations through the middle portion of the United States.
The family would like to extend a special
thanks to John Bratton of First Choice Senior Care and all the staff at
Hospice Home Care Inpatient for their care and compassion.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m.,
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal
Parkway, Little Rock, AR with Pastor Dean Fagaly officiating. Entombment
will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle, Arkansas. The
family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018
at the funeral home.