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Tribute: Greg Turner

If life is measured by how much you’ve lived, loved, and laughed, then it can be said that Greg Turner lived life to the fullest.

Greg, who passed away on October 16 surrounded by his loved ones, doesn’t want this day, or his life, remembered in somber tones. He chose to taunt, embrace, and use his wit to laugh at the cancer that eventually took his life, and he wants everyone else to do the same.

Greg, who served as RLTurner’s president from 2004 until 2020, began his career as a laborer at the company that bears his family’s name. After graduating from Purdue University, he rose through the company’s ranks to eventually move into the top position.

During his tenure, he nurtured a successful construction company while maintaining a lighthearted and supportive atmosphere. He oversaw the completion of the Science Building at Manchester University, South Adams Elementary School (the first design-build school in Indiana), and the Gatewood Wing at Purdue University. He also opened the door to our aquatic parks work by building Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center, Freedom Springs in Greenwood, and the Portland Water Park.

Along with his presidential skills, he was a polished practical joker. His antics left people laughing and crying. In some cases, his sense of humor even landed him in jail—Facebook jail, that is.

Hoosier coaching legend John Wooden once said, “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” Greg embraced this motto as well. His love for his wife Jenn and his children, Alexis, Mackenzie, and Nathan was unmatched; he was their hero. Regardless of how busy work became, he always carved out quality time to spend with them.

A celebration of life will take place:

Date: November 2
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Location: Moontown Brewing Company, 1915 Room
345 S. Bowers St., Whitestown

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mental Health America of Boone County (, Gleaners Food Bank (, and Mike Rowe Works Foundation (

They also request that you pause and remember a time when Greg lifted you up. He’d like that. We will all miss him greatly.

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