Rep. Larry Turner PassesState Rep. Larry Turner (D-Memphis) has died:
I did not personally know Turner, but I was his hotel neighbor on a couple of occasions as he happened to be staying in the room next to mine while I was in Nashville covering the General Assembly. A day or two I saw him downstairs in the hotel lounge grabbing something quick for breakfast before heading over to the Capitol. He always had a friendly hello and I don't ever recall him being sour toward anyone. I didn't agree with his politics, but those who speak well of Larry Turner's personal demeanor do so with validity.