James M. Turley
November 2, 1938 - December 10, 2019
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, West Lafayette Chapel
1184 Sagamore Pkwy W.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Tuesday 12/17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Church of the Blessed Sacrament
2224 Sacramento Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Tuesday 12/17, 12:30 pm

James (Jim) Merrill Turley of West Lafayette passed away at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette around 2:15 p.m. on December 10, 2019. He was pre-deceased by his wife Mary Jo who died in 2016. Jim was born on November 2, 1938, the son of Merrill and Margaret Turley. He grew up on White Eye Valley…

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Joseph Daniel Coffey left a message on December 18, 2019:
Jim was a fraternity brother and I knew him for over 50 years. He was one of the most sincere and dedicated persons I have ever known. He will be missed by many.
Paul and Kimberly Heslin left a message on December 17, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers to the Turley family. I had the honor of meeting Jim through the Army ROTC program at Purdue in 2009 where he dedicated his time to helping instruct the Cadets in military history which was one of his passions. He truly exemplified selfless service.
Brenda and Tony Scott left a message on December 16, 2019:
Dear Turley family, we send our love and prayers for comfort.
Sandy Dye, ESGR Volunteer / Toastmaster / Friend left a message on December 16, 2019:
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Bill and Donna Meyer left a message on December 16, 2019:
Jim was a dedicated man to his family, military and our country. We all owe him our gratitude for his many dedicated years of service in the Army. He will receive a great Solute in Heaven.
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Jay G Smith left a message on December 15, 2019:
My condolences to the family. I met Jim on my first day in the insurance business, July 7, 1986. The AGR house had burned that weekend during a renovation. We were fortunate the boys weren't in residence. Jim was first class in his handling of the insurance claim. I also enjoyed being in Rotary with Jim. His kindness continued after he and my mom both lived in Westminster Village. His military stories were always interesting, and I am grateful for his service. I appreciated his friendship very much. Jay.
Rachel left a message on December 15, 2019:
I knew Mr Turley from Westminster Village. RIP
Linda & Jim Meyer left a message on December 14, 2019:
When someone of prominence, such as Jim, transitions form this life into the next, there is an enormous sense of loss. Jim's accomplishments and dedication to his family and country are well known. Linda and I are most proud to count Jim as our family and friend. He is a Man widely known as a person of love, integrity and a scholar of history . Jim's life has immensely enriched the quality of the condition of the human race. His life is a true template of a moral life which is to be imitated and emulated. THANK YOU JIM ! P.S. We hope that our spelling and grammar is proper. We know however that Jim and Mary Jo will correct any Mistakes.
MG RET Bill Farmen left a message on December 13, 2019:
Jim, was a good friend and wonderful officer who will be remembered for his leadership. professionalism and patriotism. As a fellow Transportation Corps member I hold Jim I the highest regard. RIP Jim you will be missed. Bill
John Burkhardt left a message on December 13, 2019:
I am one of the many Alpha Gamma Rho members who admired and respected Jim for his leadership in the military and his wonderful work in the fraternity. We are grateful for Jim's many contributions to Alpha Gamma Rho and Purdue University!
Carl Vickers left a message on December 13, 2019:
Prayers for the family and deepest sympathy.
Mark and Judith Weadick left a message on December 13, 2019:
Jim was a great brother and brother-in-law. He and Mary Jo are together now.
Cindy Lesnet Scifres left a message on December 13, 2019:
In memory of James M. Turley, Cindy Lesnet Scifres lit a candle
Terry Stewart left a message on December 13, 2019:
Jim and Mary Jo are missed. They were our neighbors for 25 years. Jim's passion for History was constantly revealed with long discussions across the lane. Even after he moved to Westminster he would stop by to check how things were around the neighborhood but always digress into some history story which could span from Indiana to most any place or time in the world. I will miss his friendship and his history stories.
Jack and Mary Ann Meyer left a message on December 13, 2019:
Our deepest condolences to Patrick, Meghan, Jonathan and all the family. Jim was a true American and patriot. May he rest In Peace.
Lawrence Weir left a message on December 13, 2019:
Condolences to the Turley family. As a Scott County native, a Purdue alumnus, & member of Saint Thomas Aquinas church during my college studies I have many special memories of the places that Jim called home. Gods love.
Jackie Daugherty left a message on December 13, 2019:
In memory of James M. Turley, Jackie Daugherty lit a candle
Jeannie & Steve Carlisle left a message on December 13, 2019:
Our prayers for all of the family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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