J.D. Turner had a Birthday Party to celebrate his 89th birthday on July 7, 2013. The gala event was held at Blue United Methodist Church where J.D. grew up, as did his children. Approximately 80 people joined in the celebration. J.D.’s birthday was in January, but the family felt the weather would be better in July. Seen around Mr. Turner in the picture are all of his children and many of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.