Douglas Turco

Obituary of Douglas Lee Turco

Douglas Lee Turco, 63, died at his home in Celebration, Florida on November 15, 2023. 

Doug was born on May 18, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He is survived by his brother, Michael L. Turco (Laura) and two grown nephews, Nicholas and Zachary, as well as his uncle, Sim Blitch.  He was preceded in death by his father, Francis S. Turco, and mother, Helen “Ann” Blitch Turco.

While growing up, Doug loved to play the piano, had a rose garden and became an Eagle Scout.  Doug grew up as an Air Force “fledgling,” traveling and living in places around the world, like Tainan, Taiwan.

Doug graduated from Buchholz High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida, both in Gainesville, Florida. 

In his adult life, Doug traveled the world with his parents and friends.  He sold timeshares and was able to visit timeshares in many locations as a result of his work.

Doug settled in Celebration, Florida in 1999 and loved riding his bicycle through the ‘magical’ streets of Celebration, Florida, all the while saying “hello” to everyone he encountered.  Doug was surrounded by friends and neighbors who shared his life with him.  He never met a stranger and loved to chat with people.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be directed to the American Diabetes Association at

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on December 30, 2023 at the Blitchton Family Cemetery on County Road 326, just south of the intersection with U.S. Highway 27, northwest of Ocala, Florida.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, Florida.

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Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, December 30, 2023
Blichton Family Cemetery
13321 SE County Rd 326
Ocala, Florida, United States
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