Irvin Charles Turner


Irvin Charles Turner

Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Aug 2013 (aged 87)
Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row I, Lot 36A, Site 4
Memorial ID 94338645 View Source

- Charles Morris Turner [1888-1975]
- Ella M McElvie Turner [1893-1988]

Married Dorothy Kirby (Edwards) Turner in 1949

- Jane Turner Mundy
- Sarah Kathryn Turner Richards

Military Service
- Merchant Marines


Irvin C. Turner passed away in his sleep on August 1, 2013 at the Grand Strand Healthcare Nursing Facility in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Irvin was born March 16, 1926 Henderson, North Carolina.

He was preceded in passing by his wife, Dorothy Kirby Edwards, his father, "Gramps" Charles Morris Turner, his mother, "Grannie" Ella M. McElie and by his brother and sister, Elvie and Laverne Turner.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jane Munday of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Sarah Kathryn Richards of Richmond, Virginia. He had two grandchildren Randi Jane Lefever and Keith Alan Lefever. He had three great—grandchildren Alexis Cheyenne Lefever, Alisa Genea Lefever and Cole Brian Evans.

Irvin met and married his wife Dorothy Kirby Edwards in 1949 while attending college. After he retired, he and his wife went on cruises, traveled extensively all over the US, much of the time in his 1947 Pontiac which he had received from his Mother. He and his wife also enjoyed square dancing and spending time together. Mr. Turner was a graduate of the Henderson High School in Henderson, North Carolina as well as a graduate of Coyne Electrical Institute graduating in 1951.

Mr. Turner was a World War II veteran, having honorably served in the Merchant Marine and then the United States Navy. He received the World War II Victory Medal as well as the American Area Campaign Medal. He received a special letter signed by President Harry S. Truman for "having performed the most severe task and now looking to Irvin C. Turner for leadership and example in further exalting our country in peace." Irwin had attended basic training for the Navy at Naval Station Great Lakes Illinois. He served onboard the USS Clarence L. Evans DE-113. He left the Navy in June 1946 and was discharged as Fireman First Class (Electricians Mate). He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Turner had retired from the Sneider Electric where he had worked as a Regional Manager in Montgomery County, Virginia. As part of his job, he traveled extensively within the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Turner had been a Deacon at his church, Guilford Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. He was president of the Pontiac-Oakland Car Club and was also a member of the Antique Auto Club of America — Sugarloaf Mountain Region.

A graveside inurnment will be at 12:00 Noon, August 21, 2013 at Monocacy Cemetery, PO Box 81, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Legacy Church, 3705 Forestbrook Road, PO Box 31884, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588.

Condolences may be made at:

The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

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