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Johnny 'John' Ray Turner


February 19, 2020

Johnny "John" Ray Turner, 65, of Nashua, Mont., passed away from Parkinson's and dementia at at the Valley View Nursing Home, in Glasgow, Mont., on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, with his family by his side.

Services will be announced at a later date.

John was born on March 19, 1954, in Great Falls, Mont., to Kermit W. Turner and Della (Dailey) Turner. He was the ninth child of the 10 children born. He attended all 12 years of his education at the Nashua School.

John's first job was working on the Roger Stebbens Ranch by Jordon doing farm work. He then worked at the Glasgow Air Force Base for Tumpane as a maintenance worker. He married Sherryee (Seiler) Turner on May 15, 1977. John did a variety of jobs: Corp of Engineers as a painter, Great Plains Supply building houses and for his Uncle Kenny Turner doing farm and ranch work. After this he went into business for himself at "John's Woodworking." He was a very gifted finish worker. He crafted planters, frames, bedroom sets, gun cabinets, doll houses and many other skills.

John was a Nashua volunteer fireman and retired after 20 years of service.

John and Sherryee were blessed with three children: twin boys, Adam and Duane, born in 1979 in Glasgow, and a daughter, Trista Turner, born in 1983 in Glasgow. John's hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Della Turner; one half-sister, Elsie Bacon; and two brothers, Walter and Marvin Turner.

John is survived by his wife, Sherryee; their children; six grandchildren; three brothers, Milo (Sandy), Art (Donna) and Paul (Marketta); three sisters, Norma (Jim) Ebling, Della Cusati and Donna Burback; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at


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