Wallace A. Turney Sr., 80, of St. Marys passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at his residence.
Born Dec. 8, 1937, in Tampa, Fla., 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 for 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. 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; three sons, Wallace A. Turney Jr. and Carl L. Turney (Teresa), both of St. Marys, and Aaron M. Turney of Kingsland; two stepsons, Freddy H. Schneider Jr. (Roxanna) of St. Marys and Robbie M. Schneider (Betsy) of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two brothers, Joseph M. Turney of Tampa and Alan E. Turney (Faye) of Lakeland, Fla.; sister, Sylvia C. Pellum (Roy) of Tampa; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys with Pastor James Roberson officiating. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys with military honors. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.