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John Alexander Turner

Monday, August 3, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 John Alexander Turner, 88, of Williamsport, MD, passed away, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Monday, March 7, 1932 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Hollie Turner and the late Minnie (Bowers) Turner.

He attended Hagerstown High School. He was employed with the federal government for 31 years, working at Fort Myers, Fort Ritchie and Fort Detrick as a heavy equipment operator. He was a veteran with the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He received a Purple Heart and National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. John was an avid Poker player and enjoyed watching old westerns.

He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Louise (Mellott) Turner; daughter, Tina Hose of Boonsboro, MD; sons, Thomas Turner of Conway, SC and John Turner of Trophey Club, TX; granddaughters, Krista Turner of Allentown, PA, Sarah Lease of Hagerstown, MD, and Lacey Head of Hagerstown, MD; grandsons, Jacob Hose, Nicholas Hose, and Adam Hose all of Boonsboro, MD; great-granddaughters, Emma Turner, Taylor Peterson, and Phoebe Peterson; and great-grandsons, Chase Omps, Hunter Small, and Ozzie Lease.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sallie Gsell, Betty Smith, Florence Turner, Evelyn Turner, Carrie Turner, and Elsie Turner; brothers, Sam, Dean, Harold, Irvin, Virgil, Clarence Turner, and infant twin brothers.

Services will be held Monday, August 3, 2020, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Rachel E. Black officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday, August 3, 2020, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Interment will be at the Beaver Creek Cemetery, Beaver Creek, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Homewood Foundation, Inc., 16107 Elliott Parkway, Williamsport, MD 21795 or Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Tina, Tommy, and Johnny, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. When I spoke to Tina to tell her of my dad's passing just 3 weeks ago, she told me he was not doing well, but this news is shocking. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Hugs to Aunt Louise for me please.

Ron and Deb DeLauter
Woodstock, GA

Tina, tommy, and johnny and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know it's hard he is in a better place now. I will miss all the stories he used to tell me. He used to tell me jokes and he was always good to me. He will be missed. Hugs. He was the best uncle to me.

Vicki Smoot
Sharpsburg, MD

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