Richard Martin Turner, 70, of Florence, SC, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Carolinas Hospital System. Born in Mullins, SC, he was a son of the late Ralph and Sarah Perritt Turner. He is predeceased by a sister, Helen Agnes Legg.
Richard was a prominent member of the community who was free spirited, full of life, and enjoyed helping others with their landscape. Richard was a devout Christian and an avid member of Southside Baptist Church and their 57+ Sunday School Class. He retired after 28 years from the Willow Gray Opportunity School in the dietary department.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Janet Tomlinson Turner; his sons, Bruce (Mercedes) Jones of Savannah, GA and Joel (Paula) Jones of Florence; brothers, Ralph F. (MaryAnn) Turner, Jr., Frank Turner, C.M. Turner, all of Marion, and Thomas (Sherry) Turner of Cheraw; sisters, Lillian Wise and Ida Mae (Don) Wilcox, both of Florence, and Gail Johnson of Marion; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Florence.
Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1356 S. Pineland Ave, Florence, SC 29501.
Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home
Wednesday March 8th, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
512 West 2nd Loop Rd.
Florence, SC 29504
Mount Hope Cemetery
Wednesday March 8th, 2017
100 Cherokee Rd
Florence, SC 29501
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Dear Janet & family, we are very sorry for your loss! Praying for all of u! Mr. Turner was a very special person! God bless!!!
Submitted by Judy & Jerry Moran on Mar 8 2017 08:30:17 AM
Mrs. Janet and family, my sincere condolence to all of you. May your hearts be filled with the comfort of our great God of comfort and hearer of prayers. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 65:2)
Submitted by Faust on Mar 7 2017 07:53:48 AM
Mr. Turner was our landscaper plus our friend for 15 years.
He will be sorely missed!!
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Prayers for your family. Sorry for your loss.
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