Wallace A. Turney, Sr., 80, of St. Marys, GA, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.
Born December 8, 1937 in Tampa, FL, he was the son of the late Joseph and Abbie Inez Turney. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Vivian Turney Levy, Eleanor F. Brown, Gloria E. Pelham, and Phyllis E. Turney.
Mr. Turney had resided in Tampa, FL for 50 years. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving his country honorably during the Korean Conflict. Following the military he worked with Continental Can Co. at the age of 22, retiring with 28 years of service. He then entered the ministry, pastoring and spreading the word of the Lord, to places where he was needed in many communities. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Jean L. Turney of St. Marys, GA; three sons, Wallace A. Turney, Jr. and Carl L. Turney (Teresa) both of St. Marys, GA, and Aaron M. Turney of Kingsland, GA; two step-sons, Freddy H. Schneider, Jr. (Roxanna) of St. Marys, GA, and Robbie M. Schneider (Betsy) of Zephyrhills, FL; two brothers, Joseph M. Turney of Tampa, FL and Alan E. Turney (Faye) of Lakeland, FL; sister, Sylvia C. Pellum (Roy) of Tampa, FL; 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys, GA with Pastor James Roberson officiating. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA is in charge of arrangements.