Clarence C. Turner, 81, of Bethalto, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Bethalto Care Center.
He was born on April 13, 1933, in Alton, the son of David and Pearl (Reckman) Turner.
He married Sharron J. (Stagner) on Sept. 6, 1968, in Alton. She survives.
Clarence worked in the furnace room for Laclede Steel for 39 1/2 years, until his retirement in 1989. He attended the Bethalto Church of God and enjoyed NASCAR and camping.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Laura J. Howard; four children; four stepchildren and all their spouses; numerous grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lisa Gunter; a grandson, Andrew Schneider; three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Burial will be at a later date at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.
Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.