Harry T. Turner, 68, self-employed builder

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Harry T. Turner, 68, of Wilmington, passed to his celestial home on Thursday, May 19, 2016, to be with his mother and his personal Savior Jesus Christ. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he lived along the eastern coastal waters. He received a degree from University of Florida and was active in collegiate sports. Go, Gators!

He was a self-employed licensed general contractor, building mainly schools, restaurants and convenience stores. In the quarry of life, he fought many serious health issues, but maintained his focus to live with passion and a keen mind.

Harry is survived by his wife, Ann Turner.

An active master Mason in the Wilmington community, serving as master of Saint John’s Lodge No. 1 and venerable master of the Lodge of Perfection in the Valley of Wilmington Scottish Rite in 2012. He was currently serving as illustrious master of Munson Council No. 4 R & SM. Attending council members are encouraged to wear their purple blazers to this service.

Harry was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and an active golfer who often played rounds of golf with his regular foursome. An admirer of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, he visited many of his historical sites.

Special thanks to Erin for her care and companionship to Harry during their time together.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Brother Eugene Ridley presiding the service and Brother James Britt, P.M., delivering Masonic Burial Rites.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice in remembrance of Harry.

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