Clifford L. Turmell

April 6, 1926 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 91)

Turmell, Clifford L.

Bay City, Michigan


Mr. Turmell, age 91, was called home by His Heavenly Father the evening of Friday, January 19, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on April 6, 1926 in Flint, Michigan to the late Raymond and Ellen (Rylance) Turmell.  Clifford married Mary E. Sprague on October 4, 1947 and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2017.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City and a member of the Moose Lodge #169.  He was also a “Golden Agers” member and Bingo caller at the Bay City Senior Center.  Throughout his life, Clifford enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and snowmobiling.  He and Mary traveled extensively around the United States, including cruises to Alaska and the Bahamas.  Clifford retired after 37 years of employment with American Hoist and Derrick.  Left to cherish his memory, are his three children, Steven (Connie) Turmell, Dawn Anaya and her late husband Marcos, Scott (Dawn) Turmell, Sr.; nine grandchildren, Ron (Amy), & Travis Turmell, Tara Anaya, Brandon (Denise) Anaya, Alicia (Christopher) Whitman, Scott Jr. (Corri) Turmell, Shayna (Fanel) Jean-Leon, Trever and Zoey Turmell; nine great grandchildren, Jazlyn & Linzey, Nathan and Everett, Jenna, Olivia & Scott III, Alonzo Jr. and Fanel, brother in-law Robert (Shirley) Sprague, sister in-law Delores Michelson, many nieces and nephews.  Clifford was predeceased by two daughters, Pamela and Debra Turmell; a brother, Floyd (June) Turmell and two sisters, Bernadette (William) Saveall and Joyce (Jack) Jackson.  Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Bay City.  Pastor Daniel W. Staples will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.


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