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May 14, 1958 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Grady Eugene Turner died at home on November 8, 2023, after a brief illness. Grady was born on May 14, 1958, in Catskill, NY to the late Wyvonnie & William Turner, Jr.
Grady grew up in Catskill, NY, attended the Catskill Public School System, and earned his GED. As a child, Grady attended Mt. Tabor AME Church in Catskill, NY and Riverview Baptist Church in Coeymans, NY.
In 1977, Grady relocated to Albany, NY with his family.
Grady loved his family and spent time with them every chance that he could. Some of his favorite pastimes included reading, watching movies, listening to music, following politics, and watching his favorite sports teams, the New York Knicks, and the Dallas Cowboys. As a Cowboys fan, he, and his cousin Edsall, also a Cowboys fan, often jokingly fought off the good-natured ribbing of NY Giants and Buffalo Bills fans. Whenever you saw Grady, his cousins, who were more like brothers, Edsall Walker III and Frank “BooBoo” Turner, Jr. were never far behind.
Cancer took Grady’s life, but not his love of living, his good & kind heart, warm, loving & fighting spirit, and his ability to make friends wherever he went.
We would like to send a special thanks to the residents & staff of the Veteran’s House in Albany. Grady called that home; he loved living at that house and enjoyed the special bonds he developed in a short time, especially Frank Bombardier, who he spoke fondly of often.
Grady leaves to cherish his memory his much beloved sister, Rosalind Dolores Harris of Guilderland, NY, and favorite brother-in-law, Ernest Leamon Harris, Jr of Guilderland, NY a niece, Rochelle Turner of Killeen, Texas, and a host of cousins and friends.
Grady was predeceased by his father William Turner, Jr., mother, Wyvonnie Turner, grandparents Anna & William Turner, Sr. and Ossie & Grady Thomas, uncles, Jack Turner, Walter Turner & the Reverend Frank Turner, aunts, Gladys Walker Smith, Betty Turner, Vallie Ruff, Artie Lou Hill, Nona Ruff-Ivery, Iris Thomas, Marion “Tootsie” Evans, and brothers David William Turner, Carl Louis Turner, and Walter Anthony Turner.