Ron Turner Death – Former Wilkes Central head football coach Ron Turner has passed away suddenly. He was confirmed dead on Thursday, January 18, 2024. He died leaving behind a great legacy and leaving many devastated by his tragic loss. Those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him during his life will never forget him for the inspiration he shared.
Since the news of his death surfaced, many have not hesitated to share their heartfelt condolences with the family of Ron Turner, also paying tribute to him in recently released statements. Everyone is urged to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this sad time grieving the unimaginable loss of Ron Turner.
Ron Turner was a Teacher/Head Football Coach at Wilkes Central High School, at Alexander Central High School and at R.L. Patton High School. He studied at Lenoir-Rhyne University and attended Auburndale High School where he completed his secondary education. Ron was a native of Auburndale, Florida but lived in Taylorsville, North Carolina until his death. He was married to his lovely wife, Elisabeth Robertson Turner who is in need of all the love and support right now.
He was in charge of the Eagles for nine years, ending his career at the end of the 2022–23 school year. It took Coach Turner nine seasons to lead Wilkes Central to the playoffs six times and win two conference titles. He was also named league Coach of the Year twice. He was also the head football coach at Bunker Hill for three years. Coach Turner helped out with football at Hickory, Patton, Alexander Central, and South Caldwell, where he was also the head tennis coach. As a result, the NCHSAA picked him to receive the “Eight Who Make a Difference” Award in 2021. Coach Turner’s wife Elizabeth and their two boys will miss him.
What happened to Ron Turner?
At the time of publishing, the circumstances surrounding Ron Turner’s death, including his particular cause of death, were not indicated in the available material, therefore full facts remain unclear. So yet, no additional information has been disclosed. The broader public will be notified as soon as this information is made accessible.
Ron Turner obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by his family
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