Charles Edward Turner, 77, formerly of Wood River, passed away 2:10 am, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born March 13, 1943 in Gideon, MO, he was the son of Marion and Alma G. (Craduck) Turner.
A Vietnam army veteran, he worked as a driver for J.B. Hunt and Covenant Transport for over 35 years before retiring in 1998.
He married Bonnie Scarmeos. She survives.
Surviving also are three daughters, Tammy (Richard) Robertson, Darla Turner (companion, Mark Harbers), Rita Martin (fiance', Brian Dampier); eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Turner, Tony Turner; and two sisters, Emma Redstone and Patricia Overfelt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carlton Turner, Jr; and a sister, Pauline Gribbel.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, August 19 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Walter McCaslin will officiate.
Burial will be Friday, August 21 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.