Gary Galen Turner, 68 of Decatur died at 9:05 pm. Sunday, March 24, 2019 in St. Mary’s Hospital.\nA Funeral Service to Celebrate Gary’s life will be held at 11:00 am. Thursday, March 28, 2019 in New Beginnings Church of God (2606 Route 121 NW Decatur, IL. 62526), Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery Mattoon, IL. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.\nGary was born in December of 1950 in Mattoon, Illinois, son of Forrest Galen and Marjorie Turner. Gary was an active member of New Beginnings Church of God. He was an all around sports enthusiast especially fishing and dirt track racing. Gary was a volunteer firefighter with the Long Creek Fire Department. He was a friend of Bill W. for fifteen years. Gary worked for Swartz Properties for twenty years in maintenance.\nSurviving is his brother, Douglas Turner of Franklin, North Carolina and a host of family and friends.\nHe was preceded in death by his parents.\n\nPlease Sign the family guestbook.