Brady Anderson Turner Jr. was born on October 14, 1970 to Brady Turner Sr. and the late Vera Turner in Columbus, Ohio. On Monday July 24, 2017 God called Brad to his heavenly home.
Growing up Brad was active in sports playing baseball and even basketball while a student at Beechcroft High School. Following graduation, he pursued his passion for auto mechanics at MTA Technical School.
As an ambitious and driven young man, Brad travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina for a chance to join NASCAR as a crew member for the race team Evernham Motorsports. Shortly after he relocated his family down to Charlotte with him in 2000.
While with NASCAR he was featured in the Charlotte Observer as one of NASCAR’s first black crew members. Brad also had an article published in NASCAR’s Chicken Soup for the Soul, acknowledging his accomplishments in the industry. He continued his career working at Pure Power as a dedicated and hard-working team member.
Brad was full of life and mostly remembered for being silly and making others laugh. He had a large family and was extremely influential in the lives of his nieces and nephews. Brad enjoyed cars, sports, history, and singing.
He leaves to cherish his memory a wife, Aimee Turner, a father, Brady Turner Sr., one daughter, Amaya Turner, one son, Ashon Turner, three sisters, Heather Harding (Darrell), Beth Clark, and Alanna Turner, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He goes on to join in heaven a mother, Vera Turner, a grandmother, Florence Rice, and two grandfathers, Willie Rice and Elder James C. Turner Sr.
Services for Mr. Brady Turner Jr. will be conducted Saturday July 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm from Central Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service.