Donald Franklin Turner, 76, of Overland Park, Kansas, died Sunday, January 25, 2009, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Donald was born December 30, 1932 in Cabool, Missouri, where he lived until graduating high school. He served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Lake Champlain.
After marriage, he and his wife lived in Bourbon, Missouri, for several years where he owned a Western Auto store and was active with the Boy Scouts. They worked at American Vacuum Company for the past eight years.
“Poppy” was a favorite among the kids for his humor and magic tricks.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Sue Turner of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve Turner and his wife, Kathy, and one daughter, Bea Hendrix and her husband, Kevin, all of Richmond, Missouri; siblings Bill Turner of Arkansas, Ernest Turner of Texas, Sue Smyth of Mississippi, and Betty Turner, Jeri Timmerman, Andy Turner, and Mary Ann Hutcheson, all of Missouri; and four grandchildren, Megan Crook and her husband, Cory, Matthew Hendrix and his wife, Sarah, Morgan Hendrix, and Ethan Turner.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212.
Arrangements are under the direction of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park.