Paul Russel Turley, 52, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Queen Creek, Arizona. Paul lived a very active life. He loved camping, hunting, and all things outdoors. He enjoyed motorcycle rides with friends. He was talented at cooking and enjoyed a good meal. He had a knack for welding and often gave his projects away as gifts. Paul had a big heart and was a friend to everyone.
He loved his country and was a member of the NRA. He retired after serving 23 years with the Arizona Department of Corrections, worked for 2 years at the Pinal County Courthouse, and was currently employed by the Florence School District working in the maintenance department. While working with the Arizona Department of Corrections, Paul was an omnipresent force that held many different positions and set the standard of excellence in all of them. Paul was the ultimate protector of family and friends. While he never spoke of medals, he was highly decorated and was the recipient of the Medal of Valor.
Paul was preceded in death by his father M. Ronald Turley and his mother Elena P. Turley. Survived by children Kylie and Toren Turley, siblings Bonnie (Dave) Ducharme, LaNae (Gregg) Norton, Mark (Julie) Turley, Sandra (Eric) Myers, Melanie (Charles) Reeves. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Paul will be missed! We love you!