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Roy Lee Turner, 68, Columbia, KY (1952-2020)

Roy Lee Turner of Columbia passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Barren County Nursing & Rehab in Glasgow. He was 68 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Lander Bryant Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4:30pmCT on Tuesday.

He was born April 8, 1952 in Adair County to the late Robert & Lillie Rooks Turner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Turner. Roy was self-employed and a former chef in Jamestown, Kentucky.

Survivors Include:
  • One Daughter - Kimberly Wise & her husband Michael of Lebanon
  • Three Grandchildren - Nick McGaha, Tyler McGaha & his wife Alex, Autumn McGaha all of Columbia
  • Four Great-Grandchildren - Bennett McGaha, Kynlee Derman, Willow McGaha & Adalyn McGuffin
  • Three Brothers - Raymond Turner & Lewis Turner both of Edinburgh, IN & Jimmy Turner of Russell Springs
  • Three Sisters - Ida Hribar of Ohio, Estel Blankenship & Callie Jeffries both of Louisville
  • Several other relatives & friends
Casket Bearers - Nick McGaha, Tyler McGaha, Terry McGuffin, Michael Wise, Jamian Bailey & Jamie Blankenship

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Roy Lee Turner, 68, Columbia, KY (1952-2020)

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