Donald “Don” Turley, 85, of Morristown, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 4, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Don was retired from American Enka/BASF after 33-and-a-half years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church for 68 years, and was a US Army veteran; a member of Morristown Masonic Lodge #231, recently receiving his certificate for 60 years as a Mason. Over the years, he has held several offices including worshipful master and chaplain, and was also a member of the Kerbela Shriners and enjoyed the years that he drove children to and from the hospitals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James F. Sr. and Grace Wagner Turley; brothers, Jimmy (Evelyn) Turley, Bill (Jean) Turley and Charles (Bobbie) Turley; sisters, Doris (Ray) Helton, Polly (Ike) Wilson, Celia Turley and infant sister, Lois Turley.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Patty Turley; children, Bobby (Pam) Turley, Susie (Terry) Norton, John (Tracey) Turley and Bart (Sherry) Turley; grandchildren, Allison (Jaron) McFall and their daughter Annabeth, Amanda Turley, Gena Norton and Jack Turley; and several nieces and nephews.
The family expresses thanks to Veronica and Garrett and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for their care during this time.
Friends and family may pay their respects 1 – 6 p.m., Monday, March 8 in the east chapel of Allen Funeral Home. Military and Masonic services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9 in Hamblen Memory Gardens, followed by the committal service with Rev. Walter Wiekel officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children; 110 Conn Terrace; Lexington, KY. 40508.
For all persons in attendance, facial coverings and social distancing will be required.
Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home