Rev. Ronald Gay Turner, 80, of Menasha, entered the gates of heaven, on February 16th, 2021, and was preceded in death by his wife Aloma, eight days earlier. Ron was born to Edison and Mildred (Rafferty) Turner in Logan, Ohio.
In 1966 Ron graduated with a Bachelors in Theology from The Pentecostal Bible Institute in Tupelo, MS, and went onto to receive his local and general license in Brownsburg, IN. Ron was then called to Wisconsin Rapids, WI to lead a home missions church. Ron received his Ordination from the state of Wisconsin on March 26th, 1971 and Pastored the congregation at Clintonville Apostolic Tabernacle Church, now known as Calvary Apostolic Church in Clintonville, WI. From there, Ron transitioned into an advisory position and children’s ministry lead at Apostolic Truth Church in Appleton, WI. Throughout his ministry Ron held additional jobs, most recently at FISC as a financial counselor. In retirement, he continued to serve Apostolic Truth Church as a board member, family counselor, and personal mentor, especially to those seeking pastoral responsibilities. His soft demeanor and kind approach brought comfort and guidance to so many.
Ron is survived by his children Jacque Turner, Menasha, Rita (Bill) Hibbard, Kaukauna, Regina Turner, Green Bay and Eric (Michelle) Turner, Shiocton. Grandchildren; Willie (Sarah) Turner, Amanda (Josh) Ellie, Austin Turner, Brandon Turner, Kayla Turner, Hannah Turner, Laura Turner, Angel Turner, Dylan Hibbard, Dalton Hibbard and seven Great Grandchildren. Sister; Kay Cook. Sisters-in law; Ometta Jean Cook and Edith (Donald) Whittekind. Brothers-in-law; Randall (Judy) Cook, Ben Cook, Burbridge Barnett (Molly) Cook, Rev. James Haynes and Steve Carter. Ron is further survived by many nieces and nephews and special friends and relationships created throughout his journey to serve others.
In addition to his wife and parents Ron is preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Malcom and Alva (Bailey) Cook of Ohio. Brother; Richard (Mary) Turner. Sister; Nancy Carter. Brother-in-law; Malcom Cook Jr. Sister-in-law; Deborah Haynes. Grandson; Lucas Hibbard.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at Apostolic Truth Church, 2720 Kesting Court, Appleton, WI on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the 12:00 pm service. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton.
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