Robert Turner

Obituary of Robert Lee Turner

Robert was born to Corbet and Ruby Moore Turner June 11, 1938 in Payette, ID. Robert passed away September 2, 2022 in Garden City, ID. Robert was predeceased by his parents Corbet and Ruby, his wife Francis, his three sons Greg, Tony, and Chris. Robert is survived by his Grandson Zackery Turner of Lynnwood, WA and Zackery's mother Michelle of Lynnwood, WA, his three siblings Mary J. Clagg of Fresno, CA, Corbet C. Turner of Kissee Mills, MO, Sandra Humphreys and Jack of Huntsville, AL plus many nieces and nephews. As a young child his favorite toy was an old camera that he carried everywhere. After high school Robert joined the US Navy. He was stationed in Japan and Hawaii. After the service Robert returned to Boise, ID and went to work for a photographer. A short time later he went to work for a local TV station as a cameraman. Robert and his wife Francis moved to the Seattle area and Robert worked for KOMO TV station as a cameraman until his retirement. Upon retiring Robert and Francis moved back to the Boise ID area. During Robert's career he interviewed every president starting with President Kennedy up until he retired. Also, Robert covered the State of Washington Legislation sessions in Olympia for many years. Robert and his reporter interviewed a young Bill Gates and his partner in a garage. They asked if they would like to invest $100 in their company. Robert would laugh and tell this story and say that was one of his regrets. He should have invested a $100. Robert was a true mountain man and belonged to the American Mountain Man organization. He and Francis traveled to the yearly rendezvous for many, many years. Robert was also a rockhound that liked to make wire jewelry for all the family members. Robert was a very intelligent man that was robbed by dementia. The family would like to say Thank You to Lisa and Danielle of Senior Care Resource, Ken Johnson of Legacy Fiduciary and all the staff at Emerson House for his care. Service Details. Graveside Service When: Monday, September 26th, 2022 2:00pm Location: Park View Cemetery Address: 3600 Hwy 30 W New Plymouth, Idaho 83655 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Robert Turner June 11, 1938 - September 2, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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