Ernest Parker Turner, 91, of McMinnville (Highland community), died Saturday, Oct. 8, at Woodbury Health Center.
He was born Feb. 3, 1925, in DeKalb County and was retired from Magnetek and previously worked for Century Electric. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Gladys Parker Turner, son, Jerry Wayne Turner, son, Mike Smartt, sister, Mary Ellen Turner Crouch, and brothers, James, Edward, Charles, JC, and Jack Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Smartt Turner, son, Danny Ray Turner of Sparta, daughter, Kathy (Bill) Youngblood of McMinnville, sisters, Betty (Otis) Conrad of Niles, Michigan, Audrey (Tommy) Webb of Smithville, and Helen (Benny) Todd of Murfreesboro and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Johnny (Debbie) Smartt of McMinnville, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive.
Graveside service was Monday, Oct. 10 at Mt. View Cemetery. Benny Todd officiated. Interment followed at Mt. View Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com. 24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.
McMinnville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.