Obituary of Joseph "Joe" Clay Turner
Joseph Clay Turner was born on October 18, 1948 in Pensacola, Florida. He passed away peacefully at home after a bout with Cancer on December 13, 2023 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Joe was a Baptist and attended Fountain Valley Baptist Church. He graduated from McGehee High School in 1967. Later that year he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Vietnam in 1968 serving as Military Police. After leaving the military he returned to Arkansas to work for the family business Turner Snax. He met Barbara in 1986 and was married in 1987 adding four children to the three he already had. Joe was very active in hunting, hiking, horse back riding, bowling and water skiing. He enjoyed spending time at the deer camp and traveling around the U.S. visiting historical sites and parks. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, floating the river or at the diamond mines. Joe had 3 puppies he loved dearly, Precious, Little Bit and Lulu. He had the pleasure of meeting so many people in his lifetime and gained so many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Sanford Turner, mother Pauline Turner, brother Jamie Turner, daughter Jeannie Turner and a son Paul Greer. He is survived by his wife Barbara Turner, brother Charles Turner, daughter's Penny Burton, Melissa Mason, Kandi Mann, Meridith Bilbery, Jodi Reed, Mechelle Morton and daughter in law Amanda Greer; a son William Greer and son in laws Reggie Mason, Casey Morton and John Bilbrey; 13 grandkids and 23 great grand kids.
Viewing will be held at Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 West Alabama Ave. Fountain, CO 80817 at 9:00AM. Funeral services to follow at 10:00AM. Full Military Graveside Service will be at Pikes Peak National Cemetery at 1:00PM. 10545 Drennan Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80925.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation under Joe's name at Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org