Richard Wentworth Turnage ’50

Richard Wentworth Turnage ’50, of Greenwood, S.C., 82, husband of Joan McIver Malone Turnage, 1110 Marshall Rd., Greenwood, SC 29646-4216, died Feb. 29, 2012, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Hartsville, S.C., 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. Turnage was a graduate of Davidson, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He was retired after more than 30 years of service from Sunoco Products in Hartsville. 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. Turnage was preceded in death by brothers, Louis Turnage, Jr. and Robert Turnage. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 60 years, are a daughter, Anne McIver Turnage Pierce (Richard); grandchildren, Michael Pierce and Jennifer Lea P