Clair John Lee “Jr” Turney

Clair John Lee Turney, “Jr” 83, resident of Blue Mountain, Mississippi, former resident of Kankakee, IL and US Army Veteran, died January 25, 2016 at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi following a brief illness.  A visitation for family and friends will be from 12 noon to 2 PM Monday, February 1 at the Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home in St. Joseph, Michigan with graveside services to follow in North Shore Memory Gardens.  Those wishing to share a memory of Mr. Turney online may do so at

 A native of Kankakee, IL, Mr. Turney was a Catholic and served as a production manager for the Dow Chemical Company in Kankakee for over 30 years.  He had recently moved to Blue Mountain, Mississippi to reside with his son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Cynthia Turney.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Schuck Turney, who died in 1988, 2 brothers, George and Leroy Turney and a sister Barbara Turney.  Mr. Turney also leaves son Michael Turney of Cape Canaveral, FL, 2 sisters, Shirley Westcott and Bertha Turney, a brother, Donald Turney, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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