The Rev. Richard “Dick” Turner


The Rev. Richard “Dick” Turner, 88, a retired clergy member of the Great Plains Conference, born May 15, 1933; died January 5, 2022. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He took his charge with the Nebraska United Methodist Conference in 1963 where he served Genoa, Aurora, Omaha St. Paul, Beatrice and Kearney First. He also served as the South Central District Superintendent, Executive Director of Ministries for the Nebraska Conference and Lincoln District Superintendent before retirement in 2000.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Luci; daughter, Laurie (Dave) McDonald; sons, Paul (Paula) Turner, and John (Melissa) Turner, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Jan. 8, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St., Lincoln, NE.