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Michael Wayne (Mike) Turner Obituary

Michael Wayne (Mike) Turner,68, of Lauderdale-by the Sea, Florida passed away on September 21, 2021.

Michael was born on August 21, 1953 to the late Hugh L Turner Sr. and Ruth Thompson Turner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his paternal grandparents Marvin P and Agnes P Turner; his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Julius A. Thompson; and his beloved Aunt Doris J Turner.

Mike is survived by his daughters Carley T. (Corey) Rabazinski of Orlando Florida, and Lauren T (Thomas) Leona of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Emma Rabazinski, Emmy Rabazinski, Mason Rabaniski, and Mack Leona. ; brothers Hugh L (Christine) Turner of Fort Lauderdale Florida, Marvin P (Marci) Turner of Lanett, Alabama; sister Elana (Bridget) Turner-Brady of Thomasville Georgia; mother of his children Jane Turner Fogarty of Fort Lauderdale Florida; and Life Long Friend Morgan (Jane) Cantey of Knoxville, TN.

Michael Graduated from WPHS in 1969. He Played several sports, was in the HI-Y club and had 12 years of perfect attendance. From there he attended East TN. State University. Michael then moved to Pittsburg, PA. where he was food & Beverage Manager at Alleghany racetrack for the Ogdon Food Service Company. After a year he was promoted to General Manager of “Painters Mill Dinner Theatre” in Baltimore, Md. After two years Michael decided to open his own restaurant with his friend Morgan and his brother Marvin. “Cacao Lane” was established in Ellicott City, Md. Surviving a flood from a hurricane, “Cacao Lane” was very successful, but Michael needed another challenge, so he purchased the “Potthass Building” on N. Charles St. in downtown Baltimore where he opened “The Brass Elephant”, an Extraordinary Opulence setting with a continental cuisine.

Michael missed the south and wanting to be closer to his family so he sold the restaurant and moved to FT. Lauderdale near his older brother Hugh. Mike founded and started “POS International”, a point-of-sale software company. There he met the mother of his children Jane Barlow. At the time of his passing, he was CEO and President of POS' myriad of companies.

A Memorial Service honoring Michael will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:30 am EST at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett Alabama. The family will greet friends at 11:00 am EST also at Bluffton Funeral services.

Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, Alabama.

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