Richard William Turley was born July 8, 1953, in Richmond, Indiana. He peacefully departed his life in his sleep Friday afternoon, February 7, 2020. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Elza and Christina Turley, and his daughter, Dorothy Jean Turley. During the last few years, Richard had health challenges but showed tremendous courage for several years.
He leaves behind his wife, his best friend, his love, Deloris of 38 years; one son, Richard (Patricia) Turley of Indianapolis; one daughter, Melissa Miller of Hamilton, NJ, one brother, Brian Turley of Noblesville, IN; all granddaughters, Amirah, Anyah, BellaAnn; family pet Karina (KK) Turley; 4 sisters-in-law (Beloved Benda (Tookie) Jenkins, Vivian Marshall, Cecile Treece, Vetrice Trotter); our beloved aunt, Katherine Serf; one uncle, James Embry, nieces, nephews, and cousins of Muncie, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Richard was the first recipient to receive the Wes Montgomery (famous jazz musician) Scholarship in 1971, which enabled him to attend and graduate from Indiana Central College in 1975 with a Bachelor's of Science and later obtained his MBA from the University of Indianapolis in 1987. His passion and determination for education lead him to earn his CPA in 1995 and become a Certified Corporate Trust Specialist in 2001, hence his remarkable number abilities. He officially retired from the Bank of New York in July 2019.
Richard enjoyed martial arts and received his Third Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. When he retired he planned to play golf every day. He loved watching movies, especially Star Trek and Star Wars. He was an avid IU Hoosier fan, ready to defend his team, at any cost, especially against any Purdue fan. His most joyous moments were watching his granddaughters compete in soccer, basketball, and gymnastics.
Please send memorial contributions to the following organization:
Reunion of the Ages
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1751
Morristown, TN 37816-1751
"To the Turley family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God will continue to comfort you and give you the strength during this difficult time. I worked with Richard at The Bank of New York and really got to know him during our golf outings. We were always paired together in the golf cart, probably because we both were pretty bad golfers, but we always had fun joking with each other on the course and in the office. He was a really nice man who loved IU and sports. Rest in Heaven my friend and thank you for the fun times. Derick Rush"
"We met Dick & Delores several years ago; they immediately treated us like family. They welcomed us to their home on many occasions and it felt like we had known them all our lives. You could see and feel the love that Dick and Delores had for each other. We are so sad for your loss Delores. May God strengthen and comfort you in the days ahead. We?re here if you need us. We love you and may God bless you.
Gary & Joyce Huddleston "
"To: The Turley family, and especially to you, Delores,
Please accept for yourself and all who mourn with you, our assurance of heartfelt sympathy. We pray that in the years that lie ahead the good Lord will sustain you and give you peace and health. We are comforted in the knowledge that Richard lives in the minds and hearts of everyone who knew him. God bless you and keep you in your hour of sorrow.
Yours, in Christ Jesus
James and Mattie Holliday-Henry"
"Dee and Family, My prayers are with you all. May Jesus comfort you all with a supernatural blessing of comfort and peace.
Kathie Goodwin "
"We?re devastated to hear of the loss of Richard. The Heron?s are here for support through this difficult time."
"My dear cousin Delores and family, Dick was such a wonderful man, inside and out. He always made us feel loved and welcomed. Your love for each other was so precious. Treasure these memories in your heart. May God comfort and strengthen you during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you. We love you so much.
Love, Stanley & Melinda (Cookie) Holt "
"To: Deloris & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We were truly sorry to hear that Richard had passed. He was such a beautiful person, so glad that you found each other. He knew for a fact that he was blessed to have you in his life. You took great care of him, my beautiful friend. May God watch over and keep you wrapped in his arms.
Carolyn, Mark & Family "
"Deloris, I will always remember the fun and crazy times that the "Merchants Bank" group had. Never forget Dick jumping over the fence at the pool because, of course, someone was going to do something crazy! You are in our thoughts. Rita and John Stanton."
"R. I.H. Uncle Dick!! You will be greatly missed!!"