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Marshall R. Turner, 82

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Marshall R. Turner, 82

CUMBERLAND — Marshall Reed Turner, 82, died at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House March 1 surrounded by his family. 

He was born in Yarmouth on Feb. 11, 1928, son of Charles Frederick and Harriet Smith Turner, and attended local schools, graduating from North Yarmouth Academy.

On June 25, 1950, he married Glenna Lee Burnell.

As an Air National Guardsman, his unit was sent to Libya where he served as a radio technician during the Korean War.

After he was discharged from the service,  he and Glenna purchased their Cumberland home and raised six children. 

For 30 years he owned and operated Turner’s Television Service and was known locally as “The TV Man.”.

After selling his business and retiring in 1993, he enjoyed woodworking and making furniture for his family.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Turner Tarbox, in 1986.

Surviving are his wife Glenna of 59 years; five children, Lee-Anne Genthner of Cumberland, Susan Kelly and her husband Greg of Yarmouth, Mark Turner and his wife Jerri-Marie of Sarasota, Fla., Gary Turner of Cumberland and Matthew Turner and his wife Jennifer of Gray; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Genthner Forbes, Mark Jr., Joshua and Amanda Turner, Kathleen and Jennifer Kelly, Kristen and Andrew Turner, and Traci Turner; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held last week.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Southern Maine, 901 Washington St., Suite 104, Portland, ME 04103.