IRVINGTON—Elwood Thomas “Tom” Turlington Jr., 84, of Irvington went to be with the Lord on October 15, with his wife and sister by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mickie Veach Turlington; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Adams (Brent) of Lexington, S.C., and Sarah Martinez (Rudy) of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Bonnie Pettey (Larry) of Irvington; two stepsons, Lowell and Douglas White of Camden, Ind.; four grandchildren, Ember Thompson (Kyle) of Pensacola, Private Hunter Adams of Fort Collins, Colo., Bralyn Adams of Lexington, S.C., and Dallas Martinez of Pensacola; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Paisley Thompson of Pensacola; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Ella Mae Long Turlington; two sons, Edwin Andrew Turlington and Elwood Thomas Turlington III; his parents, Elwood and Charlotte Turlington, and a sister, Lois Powers Turlington.
Tom was active in Naval Masonic Lodge No. 24, F&AM in Pensacola and Haji Shrine in Pensacola, where he was treasurer emeritus. He also was a member of the Eastern Star in Pensacola.
Tom was an active member of Irvington United Methodist Church, Irvington, serving as its treasurer until his health began to fail.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, at Irvington UMC. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the Masonic service and funeral service at the church. The service will be performed by The Rev. Ray Massie and The Rev. Jesse Blythe.
Interment will be in the church cemetery. Following interment, there will be a reception in the church’s educational building.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, or Irvington UMC.
Pallbearers will be Brent Adams, Thomas Dale Cockrell, David Thomas Cockrell, David Trimmer, Herbert Newcomb, William Cockrell, Wesley Clarke and Randy Ransone.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.