PLYMOUTH - Milton Goodwin Turner died on June 26, 2014, at a Portland Hospital from injuries received in an accident at home.
Milton was born on September 9, 1950, to Frank H. Sr. and June (Nelson) Turner in Hartland, Maine. He graduated from Newport/Nokomis High School in 1969, enlisted in the Army serving 3 years and then serving in the Army National Guard, giving him opportunity to work full time at the Bangor Flight Facility as crew chief and technician on the Army National Guard Helicopters. Milton was asked to be on the United States Precision Helicopter Team held in Chantilly, France, in 1989. His guard unit was deployed twice, once to Kuwait and then to Iraq. From the time he enlisted to his retirement, he served his country for 30 years.
Growing up, Milton developed the gift of drawing and eventually into an artist of oil painting. Playing music on his harmonica started as a challenge from his father. Just by ear, he was able to draw the proper sounds from the instrument which was joined in chorus by his father's dog.
Milton followed in his family's love and tradition of hunting and fishing, always coming home with the biggest fish or tale. When he received his exhorter license, he was asked to be an assistant pastor at the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield, Maine.
Milton is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann (Harding) Turner; sons, Mark and fiancée, Sheena, Kevin and Craig, all of Plymouth; siblings, Ernest and wife, Virginia, Frank Jr. and wife, Geraldine, David; and his sister, Jane, all of Palmyra; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Stephen and Gene.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in his memory, may be given to the Solid Rock Church of God, Driveway Fund, PO Box 122, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967.
Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 30, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Duperry officiating. A committal service will follow a gathering at the Sawyers Cemetery, in Plymouth.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.