Charles William Turner, Jr.

Charles William Turner Jr., 50, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away peacefully at home on Friday February 26th surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie, his parents Buck Turner and Louise (Cukjati) Turner of Raytown, his brother David, multiple aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Charles was born in Pittsburg, KS. He graduated from Raytown South High School and received his Associates degree from Longview Community College. He was a dedicated, and extremely skilled, dental lab technician for 32 years. Charles married into a family that loved, respected and appreciated him for being the wonderful and generous man he was. He was a great husband who wasn’t opposed to helping around the house as well as doing all the yard work – of course yard work was definitely preferred since he loved the outdoors. He cherished his four legged critters. He enjoyed the time he spent working on different household projects with his dad as well as weekly dinners with his parents. He loved fishing, boating, music, working on cars, building things and fixing things – sometimes fixing the things he built. He was an avid KC Royals fan and was glad to see a World Series win – Go ROYALS! Charles was a loyal friend and although he was quiet, he had a quick wit and would come back with a humorous retort when you least expected it. He will be missed by the many who knew and loved him, but we know his presence will remain in our hearts forever. Goodbye Charles. We love you!

A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee’s Summit, Mo 64082 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the church. Burial at Longview Cemetery will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Saint Luke’s Hospice, 3100 Broadway, #1000, Kansas City, Mo 64111  or the Lung Cancer Alliance, 1700 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited…

It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.

Visits: 4


  1. Dawn Cook on March 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    We are all saddened by the loss of our good friend Charles. He meant so much to so many. He will be missed.

  2. Donna Bente on March 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Charles was a great friend and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for Debbie and family

  3. Lori Wright on March 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    What an awesome guy and now a perfect angel! Love and hugs to Debbie and family!

  4. Kebra Rios on March 2, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Gently lifting his family and friends in prayer.

  5. The Sellons on March 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie and family, Charles will be missed.

  6. Carrie Kelly on March 2, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Charles had such a gentle spirit and was one of the most generous people you could know. He will be missed.

    Debbie you are in my prayers and I am truly sorry for your loss. The loved you shared was so special and truly inspiring. You are loved.

  7. From Families of Doris Carbaugh, Diane Brinkley and Sandra Geiglein on March 3, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Debbie, We cannot express the sadness we feel for the loss of Charles. We are sorry we are not able to be there with you physically during this difficult time but know we are there with you in spirit. You are always in our thoughts! Sending Lots of prayers and Bunches of Love! Your Aunts,Uncles and Families

  8. Jackie Schneider on March 3, 2016 at 11:27 am

    You experience such a profound feeling of loss when your husband, best friend and soulmate leaves you behind. You grieve so heavily and feel so lost that you ask yourself, “How can I possibly move on?” However, believe me, sweet Debbie, you will. The love of your family & friends will see you through. Please know that you are in my prayers and my heart. RIP Charles William Turner, Jr.

  9. Dena Cook on March 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to Debbie and her family.

  10. Andrew Montgomery on March 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Prayers go out to Debbie and family. Charles, I’m going to miss you buddy.

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