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Robert Reid (Ching) Turner

October 1, 1962 ~ October 14, 2020 (age 58)


Robert Reid (Ching) Turner, age 58, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at his residence.

Robert was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  He was the son of the late Roy and Evelyn Brookshire Turner.  He is also preceded in death by a sister Sharon Galyon and a brother Larry Turner.

Robert was a well known karaoke host who always enjoyed music and friends.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include;

Wife Mamie Tindle Turner of Athens;

Daughter and Son-In-Law Sandra and Darrell Thornton of Athens;

Son and Daughter-In-Law James and Wendy Turner of Kennesaw, Ga;

Brother and Sister-In-Law Mike and Diane Turner of Athens;

Granddaughters Alexis Thornton, Charlyee Turner and Benelli Turner;

Several Nieces and Nephew.

Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, October 16 at Ziegler Funeral Home.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Robert Reid (Ching) Turner.

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October 16, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

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