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Monroe “Jim” Turner III

MONROE “JIM” TURNER III age 60, beloved husband for 31 years of Randie (nee Skinner); loving father of Jessica and Christine Turner; cherished son of Monroe J. Turner Jr. and Carol (nee Collise) and son-in-law of Kenneth and Bonnie Skinner; dearest brother of Ray (wife Vicki), Mike, and Scott (wife Tami), and brother-in-law of Keith (wife Anne), Scott (wife Kim), and Greg (wife Olga); dear uncle of Madeline and Jonathan Turner, and many other nieces and nephews.

Monroe “Jim” Turner III was a resident of Willoughby Hills for 17 years. He was a member of United Steelworkers Local 979 and Whitetails Unlimited. He played for Shannon Fence, The Spiders and several other baseball teams. Jim graduated from Wickliffe High School in 1976. He was a longtime employee (over 40 years) of Arcelor-Mittal Steel, formerly LTV Steel and Republic Steel.

Jim’s hobbies included hunting, baseball and traveling. He received the most enjoyment in life from being surrounded by family & friends, hunting big bucks, playing outfield and adventure activities on vacations. His favorite music was hits from the 60’s and 70’s from Patsy Cline, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Guns n’ Roses and many others.

His family remembers him as hardworking, humble, dedicated, selfless, funny, smart, always smiling, cracking jokes and playing games. Jim was the best friend anyone could have.

Jim was a Lifebanc organ donor which is expected to change the lives of 50-100 people.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jim to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

Celebration of Life Service SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 at 5 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Family will receive friends to celebrate the life of Jim at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY from 12-2 PM and 3-5 PM.

 

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  1. The Turner Family

    As the “all female” cousins to our “all male” cousins, Jimmy, Ray, Mike and Scott were like brothers to us growing up. We send our love, prayers, and sincere condolences to the whole family. Jimmy will be missed on earth, but we will always cherish our great memories. Cousins Kathye, Sue and Sherrie and Aunt Alyce

  2. So sorry for your loss. Jim will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Someday one last hunt. Love to all. Donnie Kifer

  3. Very sad to learn of Jim Turner’s untimely passing. He was a good friend, the best teammate you could for, and a stellar guy. I truly enjoyed playing with him instead of against him, where the crack of his bat usually sent a baseball a long long way. My deepest condolences to his wife Randie and daughters Jessica and Christine. Willoughby Hills mourns along with you.

  4. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. He will be forever with you.

  5. My prayers goes out to the Turners Rest in Heaven Jim

  6. Glenn R. Stiebeling

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim for several years and had the utmost respect for him. He was a great friend and co-worker. He will be greatly missed. I can only hope and pray that he did not suffer at all. You and your family have my deepest sympathies. I regret that because of having to work, I will not be able to be there to pay my respects.

  7. Cheryl & Chris du Laney

    Randie: We are all in shock over this sad news. It was only a few weeks ago we partied with Jim & some of our wonderful neighbors. He was always laughing, and that’s how we’ll remember him. You and your family are in our prayers, and have our deepest sympathy.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Dear Randie, Jessica & Christine, and all of Jim’s extended family & friends, I am deeply sorry for your and our loss of Jim – one of the greatest husbands, father, and people I have ever met! Jim was a “man’s man” – a stand up guy, caring, funny, extremely athletic, tall, handsome, and a friend to all who knew him who would give you the shirt off his back. His smile lit up every room and his friendship was given as a gift to so many. There isn’t a soul that knew Jim who didn’t love & respect him! He was a really fun guy to be around, and he lived life to the fullest, every day! More than anything, he truly loved “his girls”. Everyone who knows Jim & Randie could see that they were truly in love – a relationship I often marveled at! He also adored his daughters and they were both the apples of his eye! I know you will all be in shock, that this young guy has left us, and it is going to take time to comprehend how this is even possible! I have prayed and will continue to pray for Jim’s family, and Jim’s life in the ever-after. I can’t help but picture Jim hanging out on a cloud, bringing people together, making everyone laugh, and continuing to look after his loved ones on earth! Heaven has gained a true Angel! Much love, Sandy Curl

  10. Great teammate, Great guy, Great family man. All of the Wolfdogs send our thoughts and prayers.

  11. My first memory of Jim was at the 1968 annual Squires Castle picnic for Meyers Dairy. Both our dads worked there and were good friends. I was obsessed with baseball and quickly notice this kid my age kicking ass in the big softball game. Later I found out it was my dads buddies son Jim. As we grew older I would look forward to comparing my skills to his at that yearly pick up game. Over time we developed a sort of competitive respect for one another. Years later we played high school ball against each other with that same enthusiasm that started years earlier. He lived and loved the game. After high school Jim went straight to work in the steel industry but kept playing competitive baseball in the Lake county class A summer league. He joined the Tri county fence team made up of his Wickliffe High School teammates. I joined the Lakers team made up of mainly Euclid players. To say the least our rivalry only intensified as we battled for the trophy! We were no longer little boys but grown men playing the game at a very high level…. Many of our teammates and competitors went on to play college and professional baseball. I’ll never forget some 33 years ago when we actually became friends… Neither will Randie cuz it was the night they met. New Year’s Eve 1987. I was Leaving a small bar in Euclid when I noticed him in the parking lot tightening the ropes down on the trophy buck he had fastened to the hood of his old Grand Prix! We spoke for a half hour at his car mostly about baseball and hunting. Before we exchanged phone numbers he reached into his wallet and handed me a $50 bill saying he knew I wasn’t making much money playing in the minors. What a guy! From there I left and he went inside the bar and met Randie for the first time. New Year’s Eve was never the same for either of them! I do not want to overtake my time but from that time on we became best of friends. Years later we finally became teammates and baseball brothers. Love you and your beautiful family! . Rest In Peace where every day you hit for the cycle!

  12. Ron & Regina Skully

    Ron & Regina Skully
    Dear Randie-we are shocked and saddened to hear about Jim.He was
    a beacon of life and always had a great story to share. His magnetic personality will be missed by us all. Our deepest sympathy to you, Jessica Christine and family at this sad time. Jim and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Scott I’m so sorry. May he rest in peace and his memories bring smiles to the family. So young.

  14. I like to offer my deepest condolences to you and the girls Randie.
    I’ve known Jim since our days at Republic Steel/LTV. You would be hard pressed to find a more upstanding individual. My most memorable time with Jim was when I broke my ankle and had surgery to repair it. I thought my hunting season was over before it started. Jim had other ideas, he picked me up at home and took me to one of his properties in southern Ohio. Jim helped me get my gear on and then put his truck in four wheel drive and drove me across this big field to the woods. I never got a turkey that day but Jim’s actions meant more to me than anything else. I will see you some day in the Happy Hunting Grounds my friend.

  15. Bill & Cindy Tropf

    We offer our condolences and sorry to hear the news.

  16. Robin (Cooper) Burlinski

    So sorry for your loss from a high school friend.

  17. Randie, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We knew him and respected him for how he played the game of baseball, full of passion. What a great guy off the field too. It was great getting to know the both of you.
    God bless.

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