Johnson, Turpin have helped many

Johnson, Turpin have helped many

Last month, The News-Gazette ran the stories of two men: Mark Johnson and Jim Turpin.

As I know these two men have touched countless lives during their respective careers. Mine is one of those lives.

As a younger man, I met these two men at a restaurant I worked at, they befriended me and have had a great influence in my life.

I will greatly miss these two men, as I am sure our community will as well. I pray they continue to be part of my life. Their counsel has been priceless.

JAMES D. JONES

Urbana