Cecil Clyde Turner died on May 19, 2018, with his daughter, Roberta at his side, in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Mr. Turner was born on February 20, 1929, in Chatom, Alabama. He was a resident of Mobile, Alabama, a Professional Land Surveyor, and civil engineer working at the Mobile Housing Board until his retirement. Mr. Turner helped develop the water works system on Dauphin Island, managed the urban renewal program for the Mobile Housing Board during the construction of Interstate 65. Mr. Turner spent his off time operating his private land surveying business from his home, especially enjoying those jobs in the “deep woods” of south Alabama. Prior to his retirement as a Professional Land Surveyor, he surveyed property in Ft. Payne, Alabama, for Russel Miles and Company. Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his wife, Cecil Simmons Turner, his parents, and siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Roberta Turner Newell, husband James, grandson, Andrew Allen Newell, Granddaughter in Law, Kelsie Leanne Newell, and Granddaughter, Tiffany Kay Newell. Mr. Turner enjoyed his retirement years by living with his daughter, caring for his grandchildren, and gardening. Mr. Turner loved his family, his work, his friends, and the deep woods.
A graveside service will be conducted on May 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Magnolia Cemetery, 1202 Virginia Street, Mobile, Alabama.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online www.williamsfhs.com.
Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.