Clarence C. Turner, 81, went to be with the Lord at 6:45 am Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Bethalto Care Center.
He was born on April 13, 1933 in Alton, IL, the son of David & Pearl (Reckman) Turner.
He married Sharron J. (Stagner) on September 6, 1968 in Alton, IL. She survives.
Clarence worked in the furnace room for Laclede Steel for 39 1/2 years, until his retirement in 1989. He attended the Bethalto Church of God and enjoyed NASCAR and camping.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Laura J. Howard; four children; four step children and all their spouses; numerous grandchildren and great grand grandchildren; one sister and two brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lisa Gunter; a grandson, Andrew Schneider; three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Burial will be at a later date at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Family to help with funeral expenses.
Online Condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com