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Scott Turner

July 12, 1953 — March 16, 2024

Memphis, TN

Milton Scott Turner, Jr., was born and raised in Brownsville, Tennessee, to  Shirley Lynn Brandon and Milton Scott Turner.

Scott's young life revolved around football, specifically playing football for the Haywood County Tomcats.  He was proud to play both offense and defense.  During Scott's Tomcat years, the team won 3 state championships.  Nicknamed "Mad Dog", Scott played with a passion that continued through his life as a rabid University of Tennessee football fan.

Scott continued playing football in college and graduated from Southwestern (now Rhodes College).  Possibly his most interesting post-college job was being a roadie for Lynyrd Skynyrd.  This was the job he was least likely to discuss with his mother.  Scott's "adult" job was as a food and equipment sale-person for Hardin's Sysco in Memphis, where he remained until retirement.

Scott was predeceased by both of his parents, a special aunt and uncle, Genie and J.B. Hill, and his first cousin and friend, Jim Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Corey Crowder (Kate) of Memphis; three delightful and entertaining grandchildren, Oliver, Polly and Robin; brothers (best friends), Mark (Kim) of Collierville, Clay (Sandy) of Kentucky; a sister, Sandra Kemp of New Mexico; first cousin, Lina Hill of Jackson and a vast array of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a whole new crop of grandnieces and grandnephews.

A special shout-out goes to Scott's lifelong friends from Haywood High: Edwin, Barrow, Steve, Louis, Jim, Mark S., John and John W.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hardeman Adoptable Animals, % Kitten Kapers, PO Box 513, Bolivar, TN 38008 ( or First Methodist Church, % Whitenton Scholarship Fund, 218 W. Market St., Bolivar, TN 38008.

Scott's family would like to extend a special "Thank you" to Philip Berry, RN.  We so appreciate Philip's nursing skills, sense of humor and love of Southern Rock and Wide Spread Panic.
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