Japeth W. Turley
Japeth William (Bill) Turley, 88, Corydon, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Sebring, Fla.
Born Nov. 28, 1921, in Corydon, he was the son of the late Forrest and Christine Gailey Turley.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force as a gunner and flight engineer on a B-17 with the 388th Bombardment Group, then earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Louisville. He worked at the K&I Terminal Railroad in Louisville before relocating to Maryland, where he retired from the Transportation Communications Union. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Betty Seacat.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; four children, Bill Turley of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Anne, Mike and Robert Turley, all of Poolesville, Md.; a brother, Forrest Turley of New Albany; a sister, Marilyn Day of New Albany; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with private burial Monday, Dec. 13, in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the 388th Bombardment Group (H) Association Inc., in care of treasurer Bit Snead, 2449 SW 328th St. Federal Way, WA 98023-2565 with a notation ‘Knettishall Memorial Fund.’