Willie Turl Jr, 66, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on July 31, 2022 after a long battle with cancer.
Willie was born on January 12, 1956 to parents Willie Turl Sr. and Dorothy Turl in New Orleans, Louisiana. After Willie graduated McDonogh 35 Senior High School in 1976, he went straight into the military to be a Marine. After finishing his time in the military, he went to culinary arts school to become a chef and worked at a restaurant/hotel in New Orleans until he retired. Willie loved to watch football and was a big fan of the New Orleans Saints, spending time with his wife, listening to jazz music and his specialty was cooking. Willie was a very wonderful, friendly, kind, and humble person. Wherever he went he inspired people. He will be missed.
Willie was predeceased by his father Willie Turl Sr. and sister Shirley Ritter. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Carney, his mother Dorothy Turl, 2 brothers Lauerence (Trisha), Normand Turl, sister Betty (Clinton) Sordelet, brother-in-law Johnnie Ritter, 2 stepchildren Tyresia Carney, Tyrina Carney, 7 step-grandchildren, nieces Fallon Turl, Lauren Turl, Ayanna Turl and Phyllis Jackson, nephews Melvin, Sedgrick (Gaynell) Mitchell and great niece Bailey Williams along with a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 9:30 am at the VA National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Arrangements are being handled by Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
2 Timothy 4: 7-8
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Our angel gone but will always be in our hearts.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.