Mr. Lemuel Dumont Turner, Sr, 63, of Conyers, GA, originally from Statesville, passed away at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA. He was born in Iredell County, and was the son of the late Mitchell Turner and Martha Morrison Turner.
Lemuel Turner was formally married to Thelma Brawley Turner. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Stafford Turner and Perry Turner; a sister, Doris Turner.
Mr. Turner was a 1968 graduate of North Iredell High School. He received a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas in 1978, a second Masters degree in Logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH in 1982; a degree in Business Management from the University of South Florida in 1975 and attended Davidson College in 1968.
“ Lem”, as he was affectionately called, served in the United States Air Force where he had a distinguished career in logistics management and retired after achieving the rank of Major. He was employed with the CDC, as the IT Project Manager.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, a son, Lemuel (Lana) Turner, Jr., Woodstock, GA; a daughter, Monica Turner, Seattle, Washington; a brother, Hugh (Joyce) Turner, Fort Washington, MD; a sister-in-law, Mary Turner of Statesville; four aunts, Juanita Morrison of Harmony, Eva Turner, Sally Morrison both of Statesville, and Juanita Turner of Willingboro, NJ; a grandson, Jordon Turner, Woodstock, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 12:00 noon at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Reverend Robert Ramseur will officiate and burial will be Monday, July 8, 2013 at the National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC, at 11:00 am.
Mr. Turner will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 10:30 A.M., Saturday. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A. M. until 12:00 P. M., but will assemble at the residence of nephew, Ryan Turner, 699 Allen Creek Road, Statesville, at all other times.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Lemuel Turner at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Lemuel Turner.