William L. "Bill" Turner

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  • "Rest in Peace Dad, forever in our hearts."
    - Vicki Gilbert

William "Bill" L. Turner
1927 - 2017
WINSLOW - It is with great sadness that we are left to say good-bye to a loving husband, father, and relative to many. William "Bill" L. Turner left on his journey, July 12, 2017, at the age of 90, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb.15, 1927, in Princeton, the son of Edward James and Caroline (Carlow) Turner. He was the last surviving member of his family and his generation.
He began his adult life by joining the U.S. Navy at the age of 16 and served for eight years in World War II and Korea, which included his time in the Reserves until his honorable discharge. After the military, he worked at Bath Iron Works, went on to teach welding and then to work for J.R. Cianchette Construction in Pittsfield; then on to Warren Brothers Construction. He was a Charter member of the VFW in Fairfield. He was also a member of the American Legion in Fairfield as well.
Bill went to Connecticut for a healthier economy and ended his career while working for the East Hartford Federal Aircraft Credit Union. He and Eva then traveled across the country in their camper and split their time between Florida and Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Eva I. (House) Turner, of Winslow; son, Donald Turner and wife Robin, of South Carolina; two daughters, Vicki Gilbert and husband Allen, of Oakland; and Shelly Phillips and husband Larry, of Winslow; granddaughter, Sarah, of Connecticut; six grandsons, Jonathan Turner, of Texas; Michael Ross, of Westbrook; Jeremy and Joshua Phillips, of Winslow; Anthony Gilbert, of Waterville; and Brian Gilbert; of Skowhegan; granddaughter Aburey, of Vermont; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Verne; three sisters, Carolyn, Claudia, and Pauline; and granddaughter, Stacey Valeriani.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., in Skowhegan.

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Published in Central Maine on July 16, 2017
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