He was born on June 18, 1922 in Ninety Six, a son of the late W. E. Sr. and Ruth Osborne Turner. Mr. Turner was a Navy veteran of World War II and the past owner of W.E. Turner Jewelers of Newberry. He was an honorary member of the Newberry Fire Department where he was a volunteer for many years and was also a former member of the Smiling Swingers Square Dance Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Adelphian and Fellowship Sunday School class.
Mr. Turner was first married to the late Velma Parsons Turner for 48 years. He is survived by his current wife, Grace Yon Turner of Newberry; three sons and their wives, William E. III and Anna Melissa Turner of Laurens, David Len and Debbie P. Turner of Newberry and Robert Wayne Turner of Salisbury, N.C.; and a step-daughter and her husband, Susan H. and Ralph DeLoach of Waterloo.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harmon.
Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be members of the Newberry Fire Department.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Benevolence Fund, 1020 Boundary St., Newberry, SC 29108.
Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com
Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.