Gouverneur - Clyde Stanley Stan Turner, 79, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his immediate family on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Clyde was born on July 28, 1934 in Rossie, New York, the son of the late James and Ruth (Cardinal) Turner.
He attended school in Richville and joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves until July 31, 1959, when he was honorably discharged.
Clyde married Katherine Hall on June 6, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Gouverneur. They shared an undying and special love, friendship, and marriage for 51 years. Katherine passed away on May 16, 2007.
Clyde was a business man, entrepreneur, and truck driver. While young, Clyde worked 3 or 4 odd jobs to care for and support Katherine, his mom, and his sisters. He started driving tractor trailer and drove truck until 1971. In 1971, he started working for All State Trucking, brokering loads out of Massena, Potsdam, and Newton Falls. He won All State Trucking AST Million Dollar Club Sales Awards in 1978 and 1979. He then started his own trucking business, purchasing his own fleet of 18 tractors and trailers, employing many local drivers. That was known as C&K Brokerage, with C for Clyde and K for Katherine. He eventually sold his tractors and trailers but continued the brokerage business, running that business, along with Turners Truck Stop on Route 11 between Richville and DeKalb. He sold the C&K Brokerage and Turners Truck Stop in the mid 1990s.
Clyde is survived by his children Connie Zink and husband Bryan of Harrisville, Bonnie Turner of Gouverneur, and Lorrie Turner and husband Adam Benigni of Amherst, three grandchildren Jonathan Law, Kyleigh Clement, and Joseph Clement II of Harrisville, and 5.5 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, his daughter Vicky Lee Turner and siblings Leon Turner, Dorothy Turner Brown, Helen Turner Jackson, Betty Turner, and Harry Launtage.
Clyde was an avid outdoorsman and he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and he went on some amazing hunting trips in Canada hunting deer, caribou, bear, moose and elk. He loved to snowmobile, and four-wheel and shared that fun with all of his daughters. He also loved dogs and passed that love along to his daughters. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them and his family loves him.
Calling hours will be Friday, April 18, 2014 from 4 pm to 7pm and Saturday, April 19 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Green Funeral Home in Gouverneur. The funeral will be Saturday, April 19 at 2 pm at the Green Funeral Home with Pastor David Hart presiding with burial immediately following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Richville. The family will be at the Casablanca Restaurant after the burial and welcome friends to join them.
Clyde, his daughters, and family would like to thank all the caregivers, Hospice, Meals on Wheels, and special family friend Russell Douglas, who helped care for him and his home over the last 7 years so he could stay in his home where he and his loving wife shared so many special memories. We also thank all those in Gouverneur who helped Clyde and his daughters over the last 7 years. Clyde and Kathy lived in other places while young but Gouverneur was always home.
Those wishing to express an act of kindness, please consider donations, in his memory, to Friends 4 Pound Paws, PO Box 394, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy. 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.