The W.C. Bradley Co. and our community have lost a true Servant Leader with the death of our beloved former CEO and Chairman of the Board, William B. (Bill) Turner. While his passing was not unexpected, his presence has continued to be felt in this company that he devoted his life to. His love and strength will be missed by not only his family, but the legions of people who called him friend and mentor. The only grandson of our company founder, W.C. Bradley, Mr. Turner was a respected leader in every organization in which he was involved. He had a limitless supply of love, wisdom, and compassion, and openly shared his Christian faith as the source of his renewal so that he could continue to give to others.
Read his full obituary here
William Bradley Turner, born into great wealth and high expectations as the only grandson of Columbus industrialist W.C. Bradley, was not defined by that wealth, said those who knew him well. Instead, he will be remembered for his wisdom, generosity, team-building, and strong faith.
Inside a packed St. Luke United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for more than 60 years, Bill Turner was remembered and honored on August 3 by family, friends, and associates.
Bill Turner tackled head-on the difference between dissent, diversity, and divisiveness in his 1992 speech at the 20th anniversary of the Metro Columbus Urban League, an organization he helped establish in the height of the city’s racial tensions.