RIP Gerald Turner, Sr. 

On Friday we received the sad news that Gerald Turner, Sr. (Thaddeus' father) passed away. I'm sure he called many people "young man," but we always felt special when he said it to any of us.

Mr. Turner was a great friend, mentor and financial supporter of the band. As the Executive Producer for "Khronos," he confidently lent Maktub the money to record and produce the album. He then funded our first US tour. We'll always be grateful that a fellow musician and father had enough faith in 5 "young men" from Seattle to set us on the road that put us on the map. Gerald has many accomplishments: musician, producer of local music/theater (including Black Nativity), a successful career at Boeing, church leader, family man ... the list goes on and on. But the most notable to Reggie, Kevin, Davis and Daniel is the friend and bandmate he brought into our world: Thaddeus Turner.

As Gerald liked to say, "the apple does not fall far from the tree."


Thaddeus & Gerald Turner Sr. backstage at a Maktub show at The Showbox, 2007

5 Comments

  • Carey

    Carey

    Thaddeus and all of you, I am so very sorry for your loss. Hold on to each other during this very sad time.
    Thaddeus and all of you, I am so very sorry for your loss. Hold on to each other during this very sad time.
  • Ed L

    Ed L

    I'm sorry for your loss. My dad's been been gone for almost 20yrs. I think of him often and wish he could have seen his grandchildren. I know your pain. He also sent me money when I was a struggling musician and a college student.
    I'm sorry for your loss. My dad's been been gone for almost 20yrs. I think of him often and wish he could have seen his grandchildren. I know your pain.
    He also sent me money when I was a struggling musician and a college student.
  • Cary

    Cary

    It's a big hurt...you'll be on auto pilot for awhile...but there will come a time, somewhere down the road when one day you will feel his presence right there with you with his gentle touch on your shoulder and you'll feel this warmth come thru and you'll crack a smile that is seen around the world and forever he will be near.
    It's a big hurt...you'll be on auto pilot for awhile...but there will come a time, somewhere down the road when one day you will feel his presence right there with you with his gentle touch on your shoulder and you'll feel this warmth come thru and you'll crack a smile that is seen around the world and forever he will be near.
  • sabrina

    sabrina

    I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a great man with a warm smile.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a great man with a warm smile.
  • (P)Skyhiatrist

    (P)Skyhiatrist

    My deepest sympathies to all of Maktub and especially to 2T and the entire Turner fam. R.
    My deepest sympathies to all of Maktub and especially to 2T and the entire Turner fam.

    R.