James “Jimmie” Edward Turner, 76, of Orangeburg, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston.
Jimmie was born in Lake City, a son of the late Edward L. Turner and Ethel Brockington Turner. He was married to Sara Thomas Turner for more than 51 years.
The family will receive friends at Dukes Harley Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study and their wives.
He was a graduate of Lake City High School and had attended South Eastern College and South Carolina State University. He had retired from the Palmetto Baking Company as director of sales and had previously worked with the FBI as a fingerprint clerk. While living in Lake City and Orangeburg, he was a volunteer coach in the city youth leagues for football, baseball and basketball. Jimmie was very active in the community and his church, First Presbyterian Church, where he was a former elder, deacon and member of the John Knox Sunday School Class. He was also an active member of the Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study. He was a board member and active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and board member of the RMC Foundation. He was in the National Guard and was a former Mason.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Gay T. (Bryan) Neal of Lexington; a son, Walt (Jennifer) Turner of Orangeburg; grandchildren, Turner and Oliver Neal of Lexington, and Bowen and Davis Turner of Orangeburg; a brother, Hubert Turner of North Augusta; two sisters, Anne T. Lyons of Lake City and Carole T. Brown of Orangeburg; and was predeceased by a sister, Ida T. Webster, and two brothers, Ernest Turner and Russell Turner, all of Lake City.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 536 Stanley St., Orangeburg, SC 29115 and to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, c/o Earl Humes, P.O. Box 2838, Orangeburg, SC 29116.
Friends may call at the residence or at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com.
Dukes-Harley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.