Cover photo for Terry "Taz" Turner's Obituary
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Terry "Taz" Turner

December 27, 1952 — August 5, 2019

Terry Lee “Taz” Turner, 66 of Danville, Indiana, passed away, August 5, 2019 in Danville Regional Rehabilitation, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Terry was born, December 27, 1952 in Beech Grove, IN to Dewie and Leona (Jones) Turner. He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School, and worked his entire career and retired from Allison Transmission in Indianapolis.

Terry was a well-known figure in the Danville community who leaves a large and loving group of family and friends. It has been said if Taz liked you, you had a friend for life, and if he didn’t you never knew what to expect!

He was a member of the Danville American Legion, Post 118, the National Rifle Association, and the New Maysville Christian Church. In addition to his memberships, he was a twenty-plus year participant of the Sheltowee Trail Ride.

Terry is survived by his loving life partner of over 18 years, Julia Myers; niece, Tina (husband Doug) Clements; nephews, Randy and James (wife Debbie) Scott; two great-nieces, three great-nephews, and his fur-babies, Macy, Dottie, and Tuff.

In addition to both of his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ricky Turner and Ledona Scott; and nephew, Paul Scott.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate and remember Taz,  from 4pm until 8pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in the Danville American Legion Post #118.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of funeral director, Eric MD Bell, all are encouraged to share thoughts with family and friends by visiting Taz’s memorial page on the funeral home’s website:

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Terry "Taz" Turner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Danville American Legion Post #118

846 Indiana 39, Danville, IN 46122

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