Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pastor Thomas R. Turner Passing

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Pastor Thomas R. Turner, 46, went home to be with the Lord Sunday (May 11, 2008) at Medical College of Va. in Richmond, Va. after suffering with an illness for a year.

Born in Bluefield, W.Va., he moved to Kingsport as a child. In 2004, he moved to Martinsville, Va. to pastor a church.
At Mt. Zion Tabernacle Holiness Church, he was the assistant pastor, treasurer and Sunday school superintendent. At Temple of Christ, he was the pastor and president over the Western District Region #1 Jubilee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elder James C. Turner; and his sister, Barbara J. Turner.
Surviving are his mother, Pastor Lillie R. Turner of Kingsport; wife, Mrs. Lucy Turner of Martinsville, Va.; daughters, Mandie N. Turner and Brittany M. Turner of Winston-Salem, N.C.; six sisters, Lelia M. Latta (William) of Columbus, Ohio, Ruby T. Gaylord of Morristown, N.J., Tempie R. Mc-Connell (Al) of Toledo, Ohio, Dorothy Partridge and Susie Schofield, both of Columbus, Ohio and Janet E. Parks of Nashville, Tenn.; three brothers, James E. Turner (Margaret) of Kingsport, Lester L. Turner (Robyn) of Marion Va. and Brady A. Turner of Columbus, Ohio; brother-in-law, Nathaniel Woods of Kingsport; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church. Friends may visit or call at the residence of: 408 Dunbar St., Kingsport.
Funeral services for Pastor Thomas R. Turner will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church with Bishop Kelvin Cash officiating. Interment will follow the service at Church Hill Memorial Gardens, Church Hill, Tenn.
Expression of love and online condolences can be sent via e-mail at
Pastor Thomas R. Turner and family are in the care of R.A. Clark Funeral Service, Inc.