On December 17, 2020, Perry Williams Turner of Mandeville, Louisiana, died unexpectedly from a head injury resulting from an accidental fall. He was 74 years old.
Perry is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Julie Abdi Turner of Mandeville. Perry is also survived by his siblings Carolyn Turner Whitner and Beverley Turner Krannich, Birmingham, Alabama, and Charles Fletcher Turner, Mobile, Alabama, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Perry was preceded in death by his parents Charles Fletcher Turner and Mary Frances Ridout Turner.
Perry was born on November 19, 1946 in Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1964 and went on to attend the University of South Alabama graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1968. After graduating from college, he served for three years in the U. S. Army, including an assignment at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Colorado.
Perry worked as a Human Resources executive or consultant with several different companies, including Lockheed Martin, Sprint, Tulane and DynMcDermott. After retirement, he enjoyed cooking, gardening, working out at the gym, and spending time with Julie, the love of his life. Perry loved all animals, but he adored his mini dachshund Chanel, his constant companion, and his cat, CoCo.
Due to the COVID pandemic, no memorial service or funeral is planned at this time. Memorial gifts may be sent to the charity of your choice.