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Leo Walter "Pook" Turner

August 28, 1930 December 2, 2017
Leo Walter "Pook" Turner
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Obituary for Leo Walter "Pook" Turner

Leo Walter “Pook” Turner, 87, of West Decatur, passed away Saturday December 2, 2017 at the Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness.

Born August 28, 1930 in Woodland, he was the son of Leo and Nellie Wilma (McTavish) Turner. Mr. Turner had first been employed by Williams Grove Clay Products (Glen-Gerry Corp.) of Bigler, then by Bradford Coal Company of Bigler, then J. J. Powell Co and then was retired from Harbison-Walker Mining and Refractories of Clearfield.

He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church of West Decatur where he had taught Bible Studies, was a Trustee and Usher. His activities included baseball which included coaching and managing both little and teener league teams, softball. bowling and square dancing with the Chinklacamoose Squares.

On August 15, 1952 in the Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church (United Methodist Church) he wed the former Elizabeth Louise “Betty Lou” Shaw who survives along with four children: Robert “Bob” Turner and wife Ann and Gary Turner and wife Dolly both of West Decatur, Reverend Brenda Leigey and husband Allen of Woodland and Theresa Krise and husband Russell of Allport.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren Mindy and husband Neal, Darren and wife Heather, Nathan and wife Misti, Leah and husband Barry, Stacey and husband Dan, Skyler, Macala and Austin; eight great grandchildren Hannah, Aarron, Taylor, Dylan, Evelyn, Owen, Elsey and Courtney; and a great great granddaughter Elliot Rose.

In addition, he is survived by a brother and two sisters: Gordon Turner and wife Sylvia and Charlotte McBride, both of Clearfield and Eileen Robenolt and husband Ardell “Buddy” of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Mary Clark and Bonnie Britton.

Funeral Services for Leo “Pook” Turner will be held at the Salem United Methodist Church in West Decatur on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with the Reverend Michael Knepp officiating. Interment will be in the Bigler Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Monday December 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM.

The family suggests contributions be made to either The Salem United Methodist Church c/o Mrs. Sandie Shively 1676 Wallaceton-Bigler Highway West Decatur, PA 16878, the American Cancer Society 108R North Second Street Suite 1B Clearfield, PA 16830 or the Clearfield Co. SPCA 275 21st Street Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

4

Dec

6:00 PM 12/4/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/4/2017 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Clearfield

16 North Front Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Chidboy Funeral Home - Clearfield
16 North Front Street Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

5

Dec

10:00 AM 12/5/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/5/2017 11:00:00 AM
Salem United Methodist Church

Salem Road
West Decatur, PA 16878

Salem United Methodist Church
Salem Road West Decatur 16878 PA
United States

Service

Tuesday

5

Dec

11:00 AM 12/5/2017 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 12/5/2017 11:45:00 AM
Salem United Methodist Church

Salem Road
West Decatur, PA 16878

Funeral Service

Salem United Methodist Church
Salem Road West Decatur 16878 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bigler Cemetery Final Resting Place

Route 322
Bigler, PA 16825

Route 322 Bigler 16825 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

108R North Second Street
Suite 1B
Clearfield,, PA 16830

Salem United Methodist Church

c/o 1676 Wallace/Bigler Highway
West Decatur, PA 16878

Clearfield County S.P.C.A.

275 21st Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
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