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Jerry Robert Turnbull
  • St. John's Hospice
    800 East Carpenter
    Springfield, IL 62769

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1 of 8 | Posted by: Barb turnbull - Springfield, IL

“Jerry was one of the greatest guys I have ever known. We were friends since birth as our parents were close. The line in the obituary beginning...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lloyd Costley - Washington, D.C., DC

“Dear Barb: Phyllis sent me today Jerry's obituary. I am so very sorry to learn of his death. I think quite often of all the fun Gilda and I...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: David Herndon - Chevy Chase, MD

“Barb, I was so sorry to hear about Jerry. The ladies of the Rail Women's Golf League send their best wishes to you, and hope that you will be joining...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Rader - Springfield, IL

“I was very sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. I have to say Jerry and I weren't really close friends, but I got to know him through his involvement...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Kane - New Berlin, IL

“Barbara, Nothing we can say will diminish the sense of loss you must feel, but we wanted to offer our condolences and hope that your relatives and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Karen and Warren Smith - Orinda, CA

“Barb, We offer our DEEPEST sympathy to you & your family. I/we've know Jerry & his family for a LONG time. He was a FINE man & did a lot of GOOD...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Bitsy & Bill Reisch - IL - Friend

“Barb: Thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy on the loss of Jerry. He was a very fun person and a good friend to those he cared for. ...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Renner and Ron Ladley - IL


Jerry died in his sleep, Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born to Ralph and Elisabeth Weaver Turnbull on March 15, 1938 in Springfield. He graduated from Kent School and went on to graduate from Brown University in Providence, RI in 1961.

He began his career as a banker at 1st National Bank where he worked from 1963 until 1984, when he became President and CEO of Land of Lincoln Bank. After retirement, he split his time between Springfield and Hilton Head Island, SC.

Jerry was a lifelong golfer and served as Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Chairman of the Board, and a Board Member of the State Farm LPGA Rail Classic from its inception in 1976 until the last year. He served on the boards of the Heart Association, United Way, Brother James Court, Springfield Boys and Girls Club, and was a lifelong member of American Business Club.

As a friend once said, "He was for everyone" and to every one of his friends, he was a "true" friend. Jerry's life was a full one. He was a man of integrity, grace, and good cheer. His steadfast honesty favored no one, but this sincerity was what endeared him to virtually everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan Turnbull Denby.

Jerry is survived by his best friend and wife of 49 years, Barbara; his sister, Elisabeth (husband, Stan) Turnbull Wheeler of Cape Cod, MA, brother-in-law, Jack (wife, Bernardine) Hatcher of Rochester; and his four nieces and one nephew.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Hospice, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62769

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.