It is my sad duty to inform you that Tom Turner died yesterday at approximately 8:00 pm at home in North Charleston, SC. Services are being planned by his two sons and will be announced when details are available.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM Thursday, February 10, 2011, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road. Tom will be buried with full military honors in Springfield MO along side his wife who died of cancer in 1983 at the age of 48.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.
Volunteers to serve as LCA for Tom please advise Bulldog Drummond or me.
Be Thou at Peace...
8 FEB 2011
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Thomas Allen Turner
Thomas Allen Turner N. CHARLESTON - Major Thomas Allen Turner, USAF, Ret., 77, of North Charleston, SC, widower of Marianne Skidmore Turner, died Monday, February 7, 2011, at home. Born March 12, 1933, in York, PA, he was the son of Theodore Richard Turner and Claire Louise Thomas Turner. A 1955 graduate of West Point, Tom's military career as a pilot in the US Air Force included service in the Vietnam War. He later earned a Master's Degree in Education; Tom was a frequent contributor to "Letters to the Editor" in the Post & Courier newspaper. He loved his dogs and was an avid golfer. He was an Episcopalian by faith.
Major Turner is survived by his sons, David Turner of North Charleston, SC, and Robert Turner and his wife Cathy of Mt. Pleasant, SC; four grandchildren, Robert Arthur Turner, Jr., Ryan Reed Turner, Marianne Grace Proffitt and Rose Elizabeth Turner; two great-grandchildren, Richard Proffitt and Alyssa Proffitt; brothers, Jim Turner of Memphis, TN and Bill Turner of Springfield, MO.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road. The burial of his urn will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2011, with full military honors in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, in Springfield, MO. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths
Published in Charleston Post & Courier
February 9, 2011