|Turner W. Markley, 96, of Knoxville, Illinois passed away on September 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM at the Knox County Nursing Home.
He was born the son of George and Abby Rose Markley, in Ellisville, Illinois on October 19, 1914. He married Midra Beatty on January 26, 1938, she precedes him in death. He later married Marjorie Lundberg on September 19, 1981, she also precedes him.
He is survived by his two sons; Joseph G (Michaeline) Markley of Knoxville, Illinois and N. Scott Markley of Coal Valley, Illinois, one step-daughter Cheryl (Rick) Bower of Lenoir City, Tennessee, two step sons, Gary Lundberg, of Bloomington, Illinois and Terry Lundberg, Arlington, Texas, one sister, Rosalie Soper, Texas. Grandchildren; Jolene (Dan) Eiker of Knoxville, Illinois, Jeff (Cathy) Markley of Galesburg, Illinois, Jaime (Melissa) Markley of Chillicothe, Illinois and Burt (Mindy) Markley, Rock Port, Washington. He is also survived by several Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Step Grandchildren, Step Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.
He is also preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.
Turner farmed all his life in Ellisville, Illinois and the Gilson, Illinois area. He was a member of the Orange Chapel Church, Farm Bureau and Spoon River Electric. He loved to play softball and was known for his pitching, he enjoyed bowling and good jokes. Turner was an avid Cubs fan and loved following all of the high school sports teams. He truly never met a stranger. The family would like to thank all of the people that would wave back to Turner every morning between Knoxville and Orange Chapel Road.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Orange Chapel Church, rural Gilson, Illinois. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview Illinois. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial be made to either the Orange Chapel Church or the Knox County Nursing Home. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com