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John R. Turner

August 16, 1953 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 67)

Obituary Notice

John B. Turner, 67, well known area resident of Alba, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Sayre’s Robert Packer Hospital. John was born one of 11 children on August 16, 1953 in Troy to the late Constant “Bill” and Dorothy (Campbell) Turner.

In earlier years, John was employed as a butcher at the Troy Meat Plant. He later worked at Leona Meats in East Troy for several years, until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. He was a member of the Leroy Sportsman’s Club.

“Johnny B”, as known by many, was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an outstanding man that was willing to help anyone. John was also a kind-hearted soul who could make someone smile and feel included. He loved telling stories and possessed a good sense of humor.  Most important, was spending time with his many family members and friends. 

Surviving John are his son; Zachary Turner of Gillett, daughter; Heather Turner of Troy, grandchild; Skye Turner, Siblings; Pete Turner of Sayre, Bill Turner of Elmira, Liz Bardo of Alba, Mary Davis of Sylvania, Carol Turner of Troy, William Turner of Sayre, Donald Turner of Lewisburg, Richard Turner of Gillett and Tina Turner of Elmira, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was predeceased by a brother Albert Turner.

Due to the current pandemic. A memorial service to honor Johnny B’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting the Turner family with arrangements. Please share memories and condolences at

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Family to do services at later date

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