Published 10:33 pm Thursday, June 13, 2019

TRYON — Martha P. Turk of Tryon, NC passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  


Martha was the daughter of the late Porter A. and Mary McClary Parrish. Martha spent most of her working career as a software coordinator for the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in New Jersey. She worked for the FAA for over 25 years. Martha had her commercial pilot license and had previously been a ground school instructor at Westside Airport in Huston, TX. In 2002, after retirement, Martha and her husband Glynn moved to North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Martha volunteered with the local Republican Party managing their website for two years. She was also a talented seamstress and loved to sew.  

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Surviving is her husband, Glynn Turk of Tryon, NC; a son, Kyle Turk of Mount Laurel, NJ, and a daughter, Kasey Turk of Mays Landing NJ.  


A funeral service and burial were held in Houston, TX. 


An online guest register is available at 


McFarland Funeral Chapel 

Tryon, North Carolina