Kenneth J. Turner, father, grandfather, papa and friend, 90, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 26, 2017. He was born October 7, 1926 in Pilot Grove, Missouri to Harry Lee and Fannie Elizabeth Moore Turner. He was the 4th child of 6. The family moved to Idaho in 1939 to look for work and they settled in American Falls where Kenny was educated.
He married Cheril Hess in December 1944 and shortly afterward enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged after World War II. Together he and Cheril had 5 children. They later divorced.
He married Judy Jones on August 14, 1965. With his five children and her four children they became an instant family of eleven.
He worked at FMC from 1950 and ended his career there where he retired in 1985.
Kenny and Judy loved going south for the winter and did so for many years. They loved to travel and were able to go to Europe several times to visit Bob and Maxine. He loved golf, camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle , reading and he especially loved to dance.
The last few years he enjoyed exploring the back roads with son, Kip, always looking for new trails.
He was a no fuss man of few words. Kenny was kind and gentle with a loving smile and loved his family. He always looked forward to the Turner family reunions and all family gatherings.
He was preceded in death by his wife Judy, son Melvin, his parents, brothers Robert, Jack and Harold Turner, sister Betty Jo Hunt and son-in-law Bill McCloskey.
He is survived by his sister Mary Ann (Nick) Stokes, Twin Falls, Idaho. Children: Kenneth (Ramona) Turner, Richmond, UT, Terry Turner, Pocatello ID, David (Teri) Turner, Bellevue, WA, Melanie Turner (Wayne) Davis, Pinedale, WY, Maxine Jenks (Bob) Whitney, Terry Jenks, Timi Jenks Mccloskey and Kip Klinger all of Pocatello, ID. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson along with many nieces and nephews. We all love you and will you miss you very much. We know this has been a joyful reunion with mom and all your loved ones.
We would like to thank Access Hospice Home Health, for the wonderful care they gave to our father.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11 am in the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, where family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday and one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Pocatello, with military rites. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com