Melvin Mitchell “Mitch” Turner of Burdett went home to heaven to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 59.
 
Mitch was born in Missouri on August 25, 1958. He was a long time employee at Atlantic Dental in Ithaca as a dental lab technician. Mitch was an avid weight lifter and enjoyed anything and everything related to the Incredible Hulk. More than anything, he loved his family and friends.
 
Mitch is survived by his wife, Debra Turner; two daughters, Brittany and Jesse Turner; two step sons, Robert and Jake Duncan; five grandchildren; a sister; foster father, Dennis (Evelyn) Drader; and foster brother, Heath Drader. He was preceded in death by his foster mother, Leona Jones.
 
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.