Mehmet died peacefully at his Atmore home surrounded by his wife, Lynn; brother in law, Bill Pennington; and Hospice Nurse Donna S.
Mehmet is preceded in death by his mother, Surahiye Ak Yurdakul; and his father, Sabri Yurdakul.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lynn Pennington Yurdakul. Mehmet’s marriage to Lynn brought him two daughters, Bonnie Warner (John) of Williamsburg, Va. and Penny Stroupe (Joey) of Augusta, Ga.
Mehmet has four grandchildren, Chance Turner, Sarah Warner (Jack Pronier), Wesley Griffin and Alexander Hilton. Chance gave Mehmet three great-grandchildren, Aidan, Arya and Roman.
In his home country of Turkey, Mehmet is survived by three sisters, Mujgan Yurdakul, Nermin Wood and Nezi Yurdakul.
Memorial services for the family will be determined at a later date.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.