Rev. Dick Turnage
Published 4:23 pm Monday, March 5, 2012
The Reverend (Lt. Col. retired) Richard Wentworth “Dick” Turnage, 82, resident of 1110 Marshall Road, husband of Joan McIver Malone Turnage, died Feb. 29, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, S.C.
Born in Hartsville, S.C. on Oct. 23, 1929, he was a son of the late Louis and Vivian White Turnage. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Korean era and later retired as lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve. Reverend Turnage was a graduate of Davidson College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He was retired after more than 30 years of service from Sunoco Products in Hartsville, S.C. He was ordained in 1997 as a deacon in the Episcopal Church and enjoyed providing pastoral care in a number of hospitals.
A member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, he attended Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he was very active in pastoral care and in other various positions of the church. He was a member of the Disciples Bible Study Group at Wesley Commons.
Rev. Turnage was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Turnage Jr. and Robert Turnage.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 60 years of the home are a daughter, Anne McIver Turnage Pierce and husband, Richard of Tryon; grandchildren, Michael Pierce of Virginia Beach, Va. and Jennifer Lea Poteat of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Dr. John Setzler, Reverend Nathan Gragg and Reverend Carol Peppers-Wray officiating. Private burial will be later in Darlington, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 204, Chicago, Ill. 60642 or to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, Wash. 98063-9716.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Turnage family.