Bruce Everette Turknett

Born June 28, 1955 in Gainesville, Florida
Departed September 19, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida

On September 19, 2023 Bruce Everette Turknett, 68, passed away in Melbourne, Florida.

Bruce was born in Gainesville, Florida on June 28, 1955 to his parents Bill and Shirley Turknett. He grew up in Eau Gallie, Florida and attended Eau Gallie High School, Class of 73, where he loved playing basketball for the Commodores. Bruce attended Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Criminology.

He was an avid Seminole fan, cook, gardener and wood worker. Outgoing and gregarious, Bruce enjoyed participating in a variety of sports including golf and fishing.

Bruce is survived by his mother Shirley, brothers Chip (Cindy), Bob and sister Stacy (John) Zientarski, by one son and many nieces and nephews.

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A Turk from Melbourne Fl wrote on May 3, 2024:
Uncle Bruce was my uncle. He was all the things people here have said, and more. He was an unstoppable force, good or bad in the moment, as others saw, but perfect in the trajectory he mapped. He decided to stop the arc, mid launch, but will never be forgotten. His great abilities and achievements, his loyalty and love, his heart in Christ, will live, and we pray promote love, that he desired, however missed. Godspeed Uncle Bruce. I’m sorry I didn’t get to tell you how much I love you. I remember all the good. Through Christ alone are we made whole, after broken to bits by this world. You are as I am. Only through Our Father whole. Wrecked wreckage of vessels sailing through time. Piece by peace, made whole through Him. Until the finals. Adieu.
David Cox from TALLAHASSEE wrote on January 23, 2024:
Just learned today of Bruce's passing. A good college friend and roommate. Bruce was never boring, unpredictable and a loyal friend.
Bobby Pittman from Malabar wrote on October 2, 2023:
So sorry to hear about Bruce. Remembering the good days in E.G. Bobby & Mary Ellen
Jeanette Mraz from Melbourne wrote on September 30, 2023:
My deepest thoughts & prayers for the family! We are just so heartbroken over this & Bruce will never be forgotten! Much love to the Turknett family!
Tammy from Lomgwood wrote on September 26, 2023:
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family May he rest in peace . Sending love and prayers.
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