Gary L. Turney, 58

December 30, 2009

AUG. 5, 1951-DEC. 26, 2009

Gary L. Turney, 58, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at the University of Maryland Medical Center after battling a long illness.

Born Aug. 5, 1951, in Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of Eugene and the late May Turney.

He was a 1969 graduate of Brazosport High School in Freeport, Texas, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was employed by Verizon FNS.

Gary was a member and past Master Mason of the Clute, Texas, Masonic Lodge 1334 F. & A.M. and a member of the Lyons Club of Clute.

He was a member and pastor of Emanuel Baptist Children's Church in Clute.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah A. (Pierce) Turney; two sons, Joshua R. Turney and wife, Brandi, of York, Pa., and Nicholas R. Turney of Hagerstown, Md., father, Eugene I. Turney of Dewitt, Neb.; brother, Scott Turney and wife, Cindy, of Davidsonville, Md.; and two nieces, Lindsey and Leslie, also of Davidsonville.


A graveside service will be Monday, Jan. 4, 2009, at 1:45 p.m. at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

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