Batavia - Mr. Robert G. Turner, 78, of Batavia, died Friday, (April 1, 2011) at the Batavia Nursing Home.
Mr. Turner was born October 2, 1932 in Batavia, the son of the late Clair and Emily (Hampton) Turner.
He was a member of the South Byron United Methodist Church and the Genesee County Stamp and Coin Club. Mr. Turner worked for the New York State Department of Transportation for 35 years and then went to work at the Genesee Country Village & Museum. A veteran, Mr. Turner served with the United States Navy from 1951-1955. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Fuller) Turner of Batavia, whom he married in 1953; two sons, Randy (Patricia) Turner of Batavia and Rodney (Cindy Williams) Turner of Corfu; a daughter, Suzanne (Kevin) Dart of Elba; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours are Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.
Memorials may be made to the South Byron United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 135, South Byron, N.Y. 14557 or the Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford N.Y. 14511.
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.