James L. “Jim” Turner, 59, of Taylorville passed away at 4:39 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  He was born on November 3, 1960, the son of James W. and Sharon S. (Franklin) Turner.  Mr. Turner earned an associate degree in electronics and worked many years as a security guard at Ahlstrom and O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  He enjoyed time spend outdoors while fishing, hunting and shooting.  He was a fan of the St. Louis Blues, Baltimore Ravens, NASCAR, and enjoyed playing golf.

Jim is survived by his parents: Bill and Sharon Turner; sisters: Tangee Friedrich (Randy) and Cathleen Turner; uncle: Jess Franklin (Lucille); aunt: Delores Hunt all of Taylorville; niece and nephews: Caleb Alsbury, Talon Alsbury, Travis Alsbury, Ashton Turner, and Jesse Turner; and grand-niece: Karissa Alsbury.  Jim will be laid to rest next to his grandparents: Jess and Grace Franklin and Irma and Leroy Turner.

The funeral service for Jim will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Michael Evanchak officiating.  Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to the Turner Family c/o the funeral home.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the Turner Family with arrangements.  Memories of Jim, or condolences to his family, may be left online at

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