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Linn County News

Published April 17, 2019


Guy Alan "Guy Baby" Turner, 65, of Linn Valley, Kan., formerly of Orrick and Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away April 5, 2019, near Excelsior Springs. Guy was born on Feb. 17, 1954, in Excelsior Springs to Gary D. Turner and Lella June (Sodeman) Turner.

He was raised and received his education in Orrick and was a 1972 graduate of Orrick High School. He had lived most of his life around or near Orrick, and moved to Linn Valley six-and-a-half years ago to work and be near his daughter. He had worked for many years for various contractors and was a member of The Greater Kansas City Labors Union Local No. 1290.

Guy was a very talented man who could tackle any job and repair or fix most anything. He loved life and all he could experience with it, whether it was traveling, dreaming of sailing, searching for waterfalls, flying drones, or spending time with his friends and family. Guy liked to garden and grill. He enjoyed sports, either watching them or playing them and looked forward to his weekend football games.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lella June Barger, in 2011; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and an uncle.

Guy is survived by a son, Trevor A. Turner of Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Lacie K. Turner and husband Tildon Burns of Linn Valley; his father, Gary D. Turner of Excelsior Springs; stepfather Jim Barger of Liberty, Mo., brother Rick Turner and wife Kim of Orrick; sister Terri J. Turner of Excelsior Springs; granddaughter Kiana (June Toad) Turner of Linn Valley; step grandsons Random and Cale Garrett; nephew Brian Turner and his children Carlie and Kyle of Orrick; niece Karen Turner of Richmond, Mo., and niece Julie Berkey and her children Remi Alvarez and Trey and Hannah Stapleton of Bonner Springs, Kan.; and  nephew Kendall Turner and son Dalton Turner of Orrick. He is also survived by his closest friends, Jim and Shawna Kavanaugh of Cowgill, Mo., and Bobby Roberts and son Tyler Roberts of Polo, Mo. He is also survived by a multitude of other close friends.

A celebration of life was held Friday, April 12, at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Memorials in Guy's memory are suggested to The University of Kansas Cancer Treatment Centers, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160.

Arrangements by: Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick, Mo.



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