Norman Ray Turner, 62, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away Monday, May 31, 2010 at his home after a three year courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Vincennes, he was the son of Winfield Scott and Lena Turner. 

He graduated from Indiana State University with his B.S. and masters degrees and also attended Indiana University while he worked on his doctorate. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served one tour in Vietnam. He attended Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Princeton. He was a marketing teacher and DECA advisor for 32 years at Princeton Community High School and was the president of the teachers association. Upon his retirement he moved to Rockvale, Tenn. to be close to his family.  He loved sailing, woodworking, tennis, and hiking. 

Survivors include his wife, Sue Turner; son, Bradford (Shannon Mayfield) Turner of Cookeville, Tenn.; daughter, Natalee (Daryl) Turpin of Burns, Tenn.; brothers, Gene Turner, James Turner, Merle Turner, Paul Turner, Robert Turner; sisters, Evelyn Ruble, Norma Kirk, Mary Buffington; grandchildren, Tyler, Allison, Jared and Samuel.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Princeton. A memorial service will follow for family and close friends.

Those wishing may send condolences online at