Courtney M. Turlington Jr. died on July 28, 2022. Born on Oct. 29, 1954 in Oklahoma City to the late Janette and Courtney Turlington Sr., he was raised in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, graduated from J.J. Pearce High School.
He came to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago and subsequently graduated with a degree in physics. While in college, he was an engineer and DJ at the university’s radio station, WHPK. Most of his working career was in the field of Information Technology. He lived and worked in New York City; Los Angeles; Hartford, Connecticut; and Chicago. He took pleasure in getting to know these cities well.
An avid reader and a lifelong learner. He had a passion for music, particularly jazz and rock. Above all else, he loved his daughters, and was filled with great pride for their accomplishments.
Courtney is survived by his daughters, Margaret and Veronica Turlington of Chicago, his brothers Robert, Jack and Matthew Turlington of Dallas, and his friend and ex-wife Amy Cordell of Oak Park. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Barbara Turlington.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the sidebar at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn 60402.