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John “Marty” Turner

Marty Turner, age 68, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 19, 2024, at approximately 5:00am.

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, he gave his life to Christ at Phillips Temple CME Church.

Marty graduated from Dunbar High, where he was a member of the school band. He later moved to Columbus, becoming the drummer of the hit band, Julie Ivory and Snapshot. Marty also worked for Donley Homes before retiring from Marzetti. Upon retirement, he enjoyed traveling, golfing, shooting pool, and stressing over the Cleveland Browns.

Marty was preceded in death by his loving parents and brother, William Turner, Sr., Ann Turner, and William Turner, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory, beloved brother, Clayton Turner; one and only child, Elaine Turner; her caring mother, Irma Daniel Turner; supportive cousin, Lisa Waterhouse; extended family, The Donley’s and Doug Cole; great friends, Tim, Dominick, Irv, and Rodney; his twin’s Tavern Family; his Brookview neighbors; and a host of other friends and family.

John “Marty” Turner, age 68. Sunrise June 18, 1955 and Sunset January 19, 2024.

Visitation 4:00 PM and Funeral Service 5:00 PM Saturday, January 27, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

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