Terry E. Turner, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away early Friday, July 7, 2017. He is survived by his son, Brian Turner & wife Kimberly; grandsons Noah and Easton; mother Betty J. Turner; brothers Jeff Turner, his wife Michele and their two children Amanda and Brandon, Mike Turner, his wife Becky and their three children Erin, Kristi and Billy; and several cousins in the metro Atlanta area and beyond. In addition, he is survived by the lives he changed just by being Mr. T, Papa T, Pops, Tiny and countless other monikers he was known as by the people who loved him. Terry was a proud former U.S. Coast Guardsman, based primarily out of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He was retired from Philips Medical Systems after a long and successful career and was a loving, doting “Pops” to two young grandsons who loved him dearly. A funeral service will be held graveside at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville with Pastor David Cook officiating. The family will receive friends at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Terry's memory, to The American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097 or Nemaline Myopathy Foundation, PO Box 5937, Round Rock, TX 78686-5937.

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  1. Terry,

    It has only been one year since we visited GA from AZ. We have lovely pictures from that evening, we all went to dinner. . Plus, so many wonderful work memories over the years. Your life was taken away from us, before we could see you again. You are now with Debbie! RIP our dear friend.

  2. Brian & Kim & children

    Knowing your father for over 40 plus years, was a pleasure. He touched so many lives with kindness.

  3. Sending prayers of comfort and strength for Brian and family. Terry was a kind and gentle man that I was blessed to call my friend. I will treasure the stories he told over the years, He always had a kind word for anyone in his presence and will be missed by many. . Until we meet again my friend….

  4. Our thoughts and prayers for Terry’s family. Terry was a sweet and loving man. He will be greatly missed.

  5. I am thinking about you and your family, Brian. In time, all the good memories will help to soothe the loss, but I am sure losing your dad is very hard. as you said in your tribute, he will be with your mom now. I hope that is some consolation.

  6. To the Turner family. Sorry for your loss. He is happy now as he is at home with Debbie again.
    God Bless you in the days to come.
    We are praying for you and the family.
    Bettie Welch
    Viola Smith
    Applewood II.

  7. Terry has been our dear friend and neighbor for over 30 years. During that time, he became a member of our family, as well. He was always there for us. We will miss him more than words could express. Although he is gone far too soon and will leave a sad void in the lives of those left behind, we know in our hearts that he is rejoicing in Heaven with Deb, and he will continue to watch over Brian, Kim, and the two grandsons he treasured and adored. God bless you, Terry. We love and miss you, our friend.

  8. We will miss Terry so very much. Our prayers are for Kimberly, Brian and the boys and the entire Turner family

  9. Terry was one of the first people I met when I started with Philips 17 years ago. He was such a kind, understanding man and always willing to do whatever it took to be sure we had a great work environment every day.
    There is now another angel in heaven.
    Prayers and comforting thoughts for all the family and friends.

  10. Me deepest sympathies to the family as they grieve the loss of their father, grandfather and friend. I pray that his family and friends find peace and comfort in the knowledge that he has gone to a better place and is once again reunited with his wife and those who have gone before him.
    I worked with Terry at Philips for many years and cherished his friendship, humor and professionalism and am saddened by the news of his passing. I will always have fond memories of Terry and the stories he used to tell, and through those stories, it was clear that he was first and foremost a family man and valued his family above all else in his life.
    I pray God’s richest blessings for those he left behind and hope you find comfort in the knowledge that his life touched so many in such a positive way.

  11. We lift you and your family up in prayer. We pray for the days ahead that The Lord will give you comfort.
    Love, Anne & Gary Trego

  12. Our sympathies and condolences to all of Terry’s family. I’ll always appreciate his kindness and generous guidance during our many years at Philips together. I remember how he adored his family and the pride he took in Brian’s accomplishments. I learned much from Terry’s leadership and how he stood up for his people and what he believed was right. I hope you’ll find some comfort in the knowledge of what a positive difference he made.

  13. So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family

    John & Sarah Mikolaitis

  14. I worked with Terry at Philips. He was always respected for his character and his work. I know he will be missed by all who loved him. I will keep the family in my prayers.

  15. I knew Terry for a number of years as we worked closely together at Philips in the Atlanta Region Office. He contributed in a big way to our success and was a good business partner. His love of his family was always apparent. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort in the fact that he was a responsible and good person who cared for them very deeply.

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