Benjamin (Ben) Turner was born January 26, 1942 in Barbour County, Alabama to the late Alto and Mattie Turner.
Ben attended school at Oakey Grove Freewill Baptist Church and later joined Oakey Grove at an early age.
He departed this life on December 30th, 2022 at Rivertowne Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, Ga.
At an early age, Ben was blessed with four children by Annie Grace Jett. Later on in life, he was wedded into holy matrimony with Mary Dean (Soot) Johnson and to this union three children was born.
He was employed by Green and Hartzog Bauxite and Mining Company while living in Bakerhill, AL. Later, he was employed by Bledsoe Mining. His job relocated him to work in Andersonville, GA. Years after moving, he was employed by the City of Andersonville in 1998 until his transition. After moving to Andersonville, he met and married Sharon Thomas Turner, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Turner.
Ben's loving memory will forever be cherished by his six son's: Willie Jett of Bakerhill, AL, Amos (Bobbie Sue) Jett of Eufaula, AL, Bennie (Kathleen) Jett of Clayton, AL, Eddie (Janice) Jett of Clayton, AL, Verrell (Michelle) Turner of Dothan, AL, Darrell (Tamara) Turner of Fort Drum, New York; One daughter, Katisha (Antonio) Ivey of Eufaula, AL; One brother, Roger (Cora Francis) Turner of Eufaula, AL; One sister, Martha Burks of Texasville, AL; Fourteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; three aunts, Gussie Blackmon, Carrie M. Brown, and Nell Smith; one uncle, Donnie Hicks; three special nieces, Gwen Turner Davis, Ann Smith Henton, and Jayme Gilbert; one special nephew, Alto Burks, a special sister in law, Teresa Sneed and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.