John Turner

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John Turner, 71, of Belleville, IL, born March 23, 1951, in Moses Lake, WA, died Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Evelyn’s House, St. Louis, MO

John started his own private practice in Belleville, IL, and worked as an attorney for over 40 years. Being a lawyer was his passion. He loved spending time with his mother and thoroughly enjoyed raising all his cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel R. and Elizabeth M., nee Hartbauer, Turner; and a brother-in-law, Bradley Woods.

He is survived by his sister, Nancy, nee Turner, Woods.

Memorials may be made to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Cremation services were held.



8 Comments on John Turner

Barbara said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2022 at 2:35 PM

John was a good guy. I met him when I worked at the courthouse many years ago. I always saw John with his mom over the years and knew he really cared about her. So sad that John passed away so early. May he rest in peace.

  • Belleville,
  • IL
Cindy Kaye said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2022 at 1:23 PM

My sincere sympathy to the Turner family. May your memories bring you peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mary Green said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2022 at 3:41 PM

My deepest sympathy for John's family. He represented my son on several occasions. He was always fair and helpful. May he rest in peace.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Kelly Woods said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2022 at 11:23 AM

John was my boss. He would always listen to what I had to say and acted like I was important- something that I often did not experience in my employment history. He also allowed me and my other female colleagues bring our children to the office if they were sick or off school. He allowed me to work from home several times when I couldn't come in. I always thought some sort of comedy show should be based on him. I appreciated him for all that.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Carla said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2022 at 9:40 AM

John will be fondly missed, he was a good lawyer, friend, and all around good man..heaven gained another angel

  • Belleville
  • IL
Wayne Reynolds said : Guest Report Sep 27, 2022 at 11:42 PM

John and I were friends for over 60 years. I will miss him.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Richard Rockwell said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2022 at 10:35 PM

Please accept my deepest regrets at John's passing. I knew him as a fellow student and friend in high school and college. He honored me with asking me for an endorsement to taking his Illinois Bar Exam.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Kathy Tucker said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2022 at 3:37 PM

I’m so very sorry for John’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family, especially Nancy, who stayed at his side until the end.

  • Memphis
  • TN

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