Anthony Turner

Anthony J. “Tony” Turner, 59, formerly of Marion, died Oct. 1 at his home in Emporia. He was born July 4, 1954, in Newton to Robert V. and Frances (Walsh) Turner.

He grew up in Marion and moved to Emporia in 1995. He married Jalene Day on Sept. 9, 1995, in Emporia.

He was a member of West Side Baptist Church, Emporia, and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way. He worked as a locomotive crane operator for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jalene, of the home; his mother, Frances, of Marion; two sons, Adam Turner of Topeka and Matthew Day of Boise, Idaho; a brother, W.R. Turner of Lincolnville; a sister, Sandy Sloan of Willow Springs, Mo.; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.

His funeral was Saturday at West Side Baptist Church, Emporia, conducted by pastor Kenneth Armstrong. A graveside service followed at Marion Cemetery. Visitation was Friday in Emporia.

A memorial fund has been established with West Side Baptist Church Missions.

 

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