“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a gentle soul and quiet hero, Reverend Dale Turner. “Rev. Turner touched lives throughout our community and across the country with his persistent optimism and good humor. His wisdom and conviction of spirit comforted and inspired many. “While we mourn Rev. Turner’s passing, we should all remember the example he set. We can honor his legacy by continuing to fight for equal justice and tolerance. His life will continue to be an inspiration, and remind us all that quiet acts by everyday Americans have the power to change lives.”