In Memory

Brad Turner

Our friend, Brad Turner, lost his valiant battle with ALS Sunday night, December 17th, 2017. We say farewell to a kind and gentle soul. Father. Son. Brother. Friend. He kept his sense of humor through to the end.

Our hearts are heavy and ache with sadness for his friend, lover, caregiver and constant companion over these past five years, Pamela Jeffery. Her resilience and strength and fierce protection of Brad were tantamount in his living this long. Because of her they were able to squeeze a lot of living into that short amount of time.

Pamela and her children have sacrificed so much of themselves during his struggle against this horrific, diabolical and cruel disease. We hope they take strength from each other and rely on happy memories to see them through this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Brad. Happy memories of you will live forever in our hearts.


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12/19/17 12:02 PM #1    

John Oathout

Back in the day, Brad was one of the most cat-like goalkeepers in soccer I ever had the privilege of playing with. Tenacious, quick on his feet, not afraid of any confontation to stop a goal from being scored.  I could also always count on him to either give a tremendous boot or throw to find me in an open position on the wing.  Not every goalkeeper I played with had the field-sense Brad did.  What's even better?  He was a great guy too.  Not full of himself or his tremendous abilities on the field - a positive motivator to everyone on the team.  His infectious smile certainly helped foster that attitude.  I lost track of Brad after soccer - but saw him years later before his illness at one of the pro indoor soccer games here in town.  He was still the friendly, humble dude I knew before.

Brad, I'm looking forward to seeing you again someday!   Let's round up the other boys and have a great match once again on that golden pitch!  

12/19/17 12:35 PM #2    

David Rhoades

Brad had a wonderful sense of humor, and above all, he was a great friend who had your back pretty much no matter what; although I think I may have created an exception or two back in the day!!  Our loss, God's gain.

12/19/17 02:09 PM #3    

Yvette Cropek (Pinson)

I first met Brad in elementary school at Eisenhower in the 4th grade.  Seems like a lifetime ago.  Great memories of him goofing off in class and in my Dad's Scout Troop at Christ United Metholdist Church (Troop 133).  So much fun, so many good times.  Dad always spoke very highly of Brad and we actually spoke of him before Dad passed away this last August.  I'm sure Brad is enjoying the BIG REUNION with all family and friends in his new eternal home.  Altho I had not been in contact with Brad. I have many great memories with him when we were young.  He will be greatly missed, a wonderful, spirited man.  "May the raod rise to meet you.  May the wind be always at your back.  May the sun  shine warm upon your face.  And the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until lwe meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand."

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