Robert E. Turley, 80, of Jackson passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009, at his home.
He was born July 30, 1928, in Ste. Genevieve County, MO, son of Bert C. and Pearl Pigg Turley. He and Ada “Toots” Thomasson were married April 11, 1946.
Robert attended the former Turley Grade School in Ste. Genevieve County, MO, graduating from the former Desloge High School in 1945.
He was a salesman for Kraft Food Company, and in1957 moved from Sikeston, MO, to Jackson. He owned and operated the former Turley Drive-in Cleaners in Jackson for 14 years.
He co-owned the former Turley Dodge in Farmington, MO, and during the mid 1970’s, he worked for Ford Groves in Cape Girardeau.
Robert was a former member of the Jackson Optimist Club, and a charter member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.
Loving survivors include his loving wife of 62 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Letti Turley of Barnhart, MO, and Wayne and Karen Turley of Jackson; four grandchildren, Shannon (Nathan) Hughey, Sara Turley, Nathan (Alisha) Turley, and McKenzie (Joe) Walter; three great-grandchildren, Kannen, Mason, and Evan Turley; a brother, Ralph (Ethel) Turley of Farmington; and a sister, Velma (Jerry) Bannister of Bonne Terre, MO.
Friends may call Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Funeral service will be Friday, January 30, 2009, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ron Watts officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to LaCroix United Methodist.
Sympathy messages may be sent to the family on-line at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.