George E. Turner Sr., an architect who supervised building construction in the West for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died March 13 of cancer at his home on Flicker Place in Columbia.
A memorial service for Dr. Turner, who was 51, was being held today at the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Howard County at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.
He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and other professional groups.
A marathon runner, he was a member of the Howard County Striders.
He is survived by his wife, the former Kai Mills; a daughter, Jennifer Turner of Columbia; a son, George E. Turner III of Columbia; and his mother, Alderida Turner of Dayton, Ohio.
The family suggested contributions to the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Howard County or to the Howard County Hospice Program.