Damone Maurice Turner was born July 28,1971 in Chicago Illinois at Cooke County Hospital to Homer Gay Sr. and Elaine Turner. Damone was the only child from this relationship.
Damone grew up in Gary Indiana and Milwaukee Wi. While in Milwaukee he attended Harold S. Vincent High School where he played basketball, football and ran track and lettered in each of these sports. After high school he attended Jackson State University in Jackson Mississippi.
Damone became a father on April 18,1996 to Sydnei Iman Turner. In the fall of 2000 Damone met Daria Rawlings, the two dated for several years and were married on October 26, 2002. To this union was born one son Zachary Damone Turner on January 12, 2004.
While Damone had various occupations during his life he found great success as a sports officiant. He was an officiant for volleyball, basketball, football but his love was baseball. He was involved in several umpire organizations at the College and Travel level and could be found on various fields on any given day. He was known as ”Mo” in the umpire world and served as an incredible mentor and helped many umpires get better and achieve their umpiring goals. One of the many highlights of his umpire career was getting to work the 2019 Perfect Game All American Game in San Diego California.
While in Jackson Mississippi Damone became a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons on January 25,1993. He could also be found donating his time to many charitable organizations and spending time with family and close friends.
Damone entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of October 21, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Daria; 1 son Zachary, 1 daughter Sydnei, 1 brother Kay-
Ali Wilson Sr., 1 sister Stephanie Gay, 2 nephews Kay-Ali Wilson Jr., Kayden Elijah Webb, 2 nieces Kiyah Joi Wilson, Kyndall Elaine Webb, 2 aunts Patricia Franklin(J.D.), Donna White, 1 uncle Philip Oliver Sr. (Dorothy),Stepfather Glenn Wilson, In-Laws Curtis and Verdell Rawlings, 1 sister-inlaw Derica Webb (Anton), 1 Grandmother in-law Lena Mae Ackie, cousins, Monta Oliver Sr, Takiba Oakley and Qiana Foster and a host of other family and friends.