Norris Jeremy Turner was born January 13, 1971, in Anniston, Alabama to Norris and Saundra Turner. Jeremy went to his heavenly home on August 5, 2023. We know his mother, whom he never had the chance to know, was the first one to greet him. He was self-employed and a life-long resident of Jacksonville, Alabama.
Jeremy is preceded in death by his mother, Saundra Kay McLeod Turner; maternal grandparents, Albert “Mack” and Opal Turner Mcleod-Simpson; step-grandfather, Luke Simpson; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Helen Parris Turner, step-father-in-law, Wayne Wilhelm, and best friend Kenney “Scooter” Gillam.
Jeremy is survived by his wife, Sandy Whiteside Turner, son Noah Jeremy Turner, daughter-in-law Madison Shearer Turner, and granddaughter Hadley Josephine Turner. He is also survived by his father, Norris Turner (Arnetha); brother Josh “JT” Turner (Jeanette); sister Jessica “Sister” Turner-Gaines; nieces Jadee “Grace” Turner and Kylan Gaines; nephews, Will Rester, and Elijah and Luke Turner. Additionally, Jeremy is survived by mother-in-law, Glenda Whiteside, his father-in-law, Jerry Whiteside (Jean), brother-in-law, Tim Whiteside (Beth); nephews, Brett Whiteside (Natalie) and Brooks Whiteside; niece Ella Grace “EG” Whiteside; and great nephew Davis Whiteside. He is also survived by his step-grandmother, Elvira Snider. In addition, Jeremy is survived by special aunts, uncles, and cousins, half aunts, uncles, cousins, step-uncles, and numerous friends around the county. He is also survived by special, special, special friends: Ed Barrett, Barbara “B” Beason, Steve “Hand” Fox, Lynne Gillam, Charlie Glazner, TammIE Howard, Bonny Jenkins, Kevin and DeAnna Minton, Brandon and Shannon Hamann, Mike Rayburn, and work partner/friend Jose Ramirez. In addition, Jeremy is survived by his loyal companion, Gus Buster Turner.
Jeremy loved babies, children of all ages, the elderly, special needs kids, being outside, working, cooking, animals, and spending time with family and friends. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He was very kindhearted but loved to aggravate anyone and everyone. His favorite hobby was fresh and saltwater fishing. He was always on the go and loved to tinker.
Jeremy will be extremely missed. He will continue to be remembered as the best husband a woman could ever have, the best dad a son could ever ask for, the most loving and devoted grandfather that a grandchild could ever ask for, and the greatest friend to all. We love and miss you, Jeremy, Dad, and Grumps. We cannot wait to see you again!
Pallbearers will be Ed Barrett, Steve Fox, Charlie Glazner, Brandon Hamann, Kevin Minton, Mike Rayburn.
Funeral service will be at 4:00pm Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Tredegar Chapel Congregational with Bro. Leslee Bailey and Bro. Tracy Hutcheson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”
-2 Peter 3:8