Terri Lynn Fraser Turner

Born in Los Angeles, CA on November 3, 1951

Departed on August 4, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Terri Lynn Fraser Turner age 67, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Mrs. Turner was born in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of the late David Fraser and Mada Gilbert Fraser. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science from Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Mrs. Turner worked for several years as a disc jockey and retired from ABC Television where she was a sound engineer mixer, master control, and first female lighting director. She was proud to be the first female lighting director for the Dolly Parton Variety Show in 1987-1988. Mrs. Turner loved horses and enjoyed being an equestrian. Also, she enjoyed being in the American Quarter Horse Association Show Circuit. Mrs. Turner and her husband, Jim moved to Hendersonville, TN, in 1990. She is a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by a sister, Lori Fraser.

Survivors include the love of her life, James Louis “Jim” Turner, to whom she was married on September 24, 1989.

A service will be held at later date in Knoxville, TN.

Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.

18 Comments to Terri Lynn Fraser Turner

  1. Gary and Sharon Triplett
    August 7, 2019 6:35 pm


    We were sorry to learn about Terrie’s passing. It was a pleasure to be of service to Terrie for the past years.

    Sharon and Gary Triplett, Home Bound Meals

  2. Connie Perkins
    August 10, 2019 9:56 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Terri’s passing. I hope you will be blessed with the comfort and love of the Lord.
    John and Connie Perkins (former neighbors)

  3. Carol Wetovich
    August 20, 2019 3:55 pm

    So saddened to hear of Terri’s passing. My old friend, fellow ABC alumni, and fellow November child, you will be missed.

  4. Donna Quante
    August 20, 2019 4:06 pm

    So sorry to learn of Terri’s passing. Friends from our ABC days together. She was a female pioneer in TV. Always enjoyed working with Terri. She even took me horseback riding with her in Griffith Park. Godspeed old friend. Ride with the wind.

    August 20, 2019 6:27 pm

    This is such sad news. I knew Terry when she was at ABC Hollywood. What a beautiful person thru and thru.
    I am so glad we kept in touch on face book and she enjoyed my daily devotionals. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” I’ll see you again my friend…

  6. Ross Kestin
    August 20, 2019 6:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. R.I.P. dear Terri.

  7. Fred Fryrear
    August 20, 2019 7:57 pm

    Rest In Peace Terri … you had strength and Integrity to end

  8. Doug Smart
    August 21, 2019 3:56 pm


    I’m so saddened to hear of Terri’s passing. I know the love you two shared, from the very day you were wed. She was courageous to the end. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

  9. Claire Barrett Young
    August 21, 2019 4:08 pm

    Sad to learn of Terri’s passing. I respected her work at ABC and was fortunate to share many hours in a studio with her. RIP Terri!

  10. Tom Goodwin
    August 21, 2019 11:44 pm

    Jim: So sorry to hear about Terri. I look back at the good times, especially you taking my late wife Rose Marie and me on the boat out from your beautiful home. You two made a great couple. I even got to look forward to mixing audio on the 11 o’clock news at ABC on Welk taping nights. She always asked me so nicely. I couldn’t say no. RIP Terri.

  11. Becky Bowen
    August 22, 2019 10:06 am

    So sad to hear this news. Terri was so strong and good. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends who loved her so much.

  12. Frank Joel Schroeder
    August 27, 2019 2:47 am

    We shared several years and you taught me most of what I know about horses and I you: LIFE. I think it was a fair trade. But we never did buy Christine’s horse. Rest easy “Willow”.

  13. Ellen Orchard
    August 28, 2019 5:13 pm

    Jim, We are so very Sorry to hear about the Loss of Terri. It is heartbreaking and we can only imagine the devastation you must be feeling.Your Musical Tribute to her and your life together is truly Beautiful. We send you much Love and many Prayers…..she was a Talented and Wonderful Person….🙏🏻🙏🏻♥️♥️ Sherry and Sheila A.

  14. Debbi Knight
    August 28, 2019 6:15 pm

    Jim I am so very sorry to about the passing of Terri. She is no longer in pain and free of her illness. I can’t imagine your heartache. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. Your tribute was beautiful. God Bless Jim and May God hold Terri as she passes into Heaven. Love Debbi Knight 🙏🏻

  15. Jan Edward Reese
    August 31, 2019 1:54 am

    Rest in Paradise Terri, Always a Beautiful Co-Worker that I Truly respected. You made my experience At ABC7 enjoyable, my Condolences to Jim and your Family as well. Prayers in Abundance 🙏🏽❤️

  16. Betty Ricchetti
    September 8, 2019 11:04 pm

    JIM, A SENTIMENTAL TRIBUTE of TERRI, and the life you shared almost 30 years on
    SEP. 24th. She loved Quarter horses, and they are BEAUTIFUL. I pray for you, and you

    October 8, 2019 3:56 am


  18. Bud Ragan
    November 2, 2019 11:09 pm

    So sorry to hear about Terri’s passing.
    Terri friended me on Facebook so I could keep up with you .
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

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