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James William “Bill” “Quickie” Turner

June 6, 1940 — October 3, 2022

James William “Bill” “Quickie” Turner, 82 of Taylorville passed away at 1:20p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 6, 1940 in Taylorville, the son of Lee Roy and Irma (Tanner) Turner. He married Sharon S Franklin on April 3, 1960 in Taylorville. Quickie was a life long coal miner, working at Peabody Mine #10 until its closure. Bill was a proud member of the UMWA. He was also a member of the Presbyterian Church as well as Mound Lodge #122 A.F. & A.M. and the Eastern Star where he served as P.W.P. Bill enjoyed watching TV, especially westerns and wrestling. He was very handy and enjoyed many projects, especially the addition he built on his home. More than anything he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren whom he spent countless days driving them wherever they needed to go.

He is survived by his wife: Sharon Turner; children: Tangee Friedrich (Randy) and Cathleen Turner all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Caleb Alsbury (Heather) of Peoria, Talon Noreuil (Vic) of Taylorville, Ashton Turner, Travis Alsbury (Monica) of Buffalo, and Jesse Turner of Taylorville; great granddaughter: Karissa Alsbury; and sister: Delores Hunt of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents; son: James L. Turner; and brother-in-law: Bill Hunt.

Mr. Turner will be cremated, and a graveside service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, St. Louis. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Bill, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at


  1. Lynda Harmon on October 8, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Sympathy to the family

  2. brenda hirneisen on October 10, 2022 at 5:09 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill was always so kind. Bless his memory. Brenda Corso Hirneisen

  3. Barbara Mason on October 12, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Sharon, I am so sorry to read about Bill. I know you were concerned about his health but had no idea it was that bad. I hope you are feeling better from the Covid. I know it takes awhile to feel better.

    Peggy and I talked about coming down Friday but concerned about the Covid and think we had better not come. We will be thinking of you. Bless your family and may Bill rest in peace.

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