Obituary: Mr D. Turner

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Mr Derrick Turner, of Queensway, Grantham, has died at home. He was 81.

Born in Grantham in August 1932, he was the fourth child of Edward and Lillian Turner and brother to Doreen, Ted and Ken.

Mr Turner was married to Joan for 46 years and they had two children.

On leaving school at the age of 14, he went to work at Halfords.

He then became an insurance agent, followed next by work as a finance manager. Later Mr Turner was employed at Vacu-Lug, where he remained for 17 years until being made redundant. Finally he worked at engineering firm GWJ, from where he retired.

Mr Turner was very interested in the mind. He passed a course on hypnotism with flying colours and he was always interested in magic, buying numerous tricks and books.

He was a member of the Dad’s Army Appreciation Society and collected many autographs and books.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Joan Turner and Sarah Turner.

Other mourners included: Jason Harlock, Joanna Harlock, Jack Harlock, James Harlock, David and Jean Kirk, Pat and Peter Scott, Irene Webb, Ray and Alice Newbatt, Carol Towsey, Valerie Kimmings, Ann Price, Mr P. Duller, Mrs J. Duller, Mr and Mrs Speakman, Annette Lofthouse, Jenny Conboy, Margaret Taylor, Shirley and Tony Stafford, Mr and Mrs Morely, Mr Granville and Mrs Sandra Saville, Ashley Saville, Sharon Williamson, Ray Ellis, Ann Gilbert, Dorothy Durham, Paula Walker, Sonya Musson, Linda Barnett, Dave Turner, Patrick Conway and Steve Conway.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.