April 9, 1926 - May 9, 2014
Turner, Henry L. beloved husband of Venetta Turner (Lynch ) devoted father of Desaree (Ronnie) from a previous marrage. Three sons; Henry Turner Jr., Bradford Turner (Kimberly), kerry Turner (Stacey), one brother Herman Turner, two borther-in-laws, Damon Lynch Jr. (Barbara) and Thomas Daniels (Miriam), a sister-in-law Jettye Lewis, five grandchildren, on great-granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. May 9, 2014 Age 88 years. Funeral Service at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. 26 W North Bend Rd. on Friday May 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Friends may call Friday, May 16 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio with full Military Honors. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at www.jcbattleandsons.com
Henry L. Turner Sr., was born on April 9, 1926. He was the
second of four sons born to James and Senator Turner. He
departed this life after a long illness on May 9, 2014.
He was educated in the Cincinnati schools district. In his youth,
he played knothole ball and pitched several no-hitters. He
graduated from Central Vocation High School.
Shortly after graduation he was drafted into the Army,
receiving an honorable discharge for his service to his country.
He was a master upholsterer who received his degree under
the GI Bill. He was a certified Ford technician employed at the
same dealership for nearly forty years. He was also the first
black mechanic to work at the county 'safety lanes'.
He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church during his youth
and after several years joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church,
where he served on different committees. 'Hank' had a lot of
faith, and he had a lot of faith in God. His favorite book in the
bible is Ecclesiastes.
He had a love for cars and a passion for music. He enjoyed
recording recitals at different churches. He was a self-
taught ham radio operator who was proficient in Morse code.
His call letters were N8gbe. He would often speak with, and
deliver messages to people in other countries.
He was a member of Gothic Lodge #122. He belonged to King
Solomon Consistory #20 and Sinai Temple #59 where he was
also a member of the drum and bugle corps.
He met Venetta Lynch in 1960. They married in 1962 and had
over 50 years together.