Dr. Billy Talmadge Turner
A Home going service will be held Monday, May 23rd, at 11:00, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd , Augusta, GA, with Rev. Jack Yarbrough, Rev. Jerry Knight, and Rev. Richard Boyd officiating. Dr. Turner will have visitation at Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors on Sunday, May 22, from 2 – 4pm. and Monday at 10:00am, prior to the Home going Service at 11:00.
Billy was born on May 6, 1933, in Augusta, GA, to the late W.R. & Pauline Turner. He attended Richmond Academy, Augusta, GA, Clarke College, Newton, Mississippi, and William Carey Seminary, Hattiesburg, MS. Rev. Turner preached the Gospel of Jesus for over 60 years. He served as Pastor in Mississippi, Aiken, SC, Jacksonville, FL, Perkins, GA, and came full circle, retiring at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, where he was ordained in the Ministry while his Father was the pastor there. Rev. Turner loved serving the Lord and fulfilling his duties as pastor. He wasn’t just a Minister to his church members but to whomever he came in contact with during his life. He loved the people he served and served with great love to those around him. Billy also had a passion for Missions. His first trip was with the Home Mission Board to Alaska in the 1960’s. Then in the early 1990’s he began working with the Foreign Mission Board and Outreach Ministries doing Mission work in Wales, England, and Austrailia. But then he made a trip to Kenya and fell in love with the people and how receptive they were to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From then on he went to Kenya every year and also began going to Cabo Frio, Brazil. Rev. Turner supported many Kenyan Pastors with their schooling to become Pastors and supported the building of many churches and 1 school, which was named after him in Kenya. Billy also became involved in The Ole Tyme Camp Meetings in the 1990’s. He loved going to and being a part of the camp meetings and made many lifelong friends thru those Meetings.
Billy’s hobbies were gardening, hunting, and fishing. He had a green thumb and could grow anything and loved watching it grow. He also loved hunting and fishing especially with his brothers, son and grandson. At 80 yrs old, he was the only one in the family to get a deer on season opening day and that tickled him to no end.
Dr. Turner was predeceased by his wife, Martha L. Turner, and Son, Richard Steven Turner.
He is survived by his daughter, Robyne T. Hall (Elwyn), Grandsons, Steve Turner(Linda), and Talmadge Turner. Billy was 1 of 10 children and is survived by sisters Alma Alexander of Universal City, TX, Ann Newman(Bob) of Brandon, MS, Patsy Morgan(Wayne), Juanita Ballard, and Faye Schlein, all of Augusta, GA. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Reby Webler , and 3 brothers, Dempsey Turner, Rogers Turner, and Jack Turner, all of Augusta. He also loved all of his many nieces and nephews and would light up whenever they were around him. Billy loved his family and loved being with his family. He lovingly called his siblings “Brother, Sis, Little Sis, and Brother-In-Law (Louis Schlein, whom he loved and appreciated being his side kick at the farm)
The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Pairach Pintavorn, his Kidney Doctor, and Kristi Hobbs, his Kidney Nurse and Fresenius Medical Care for providing the utmost care to our loved one.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Outreach Evangelism Ministries, P.O. Box 98240, Lubbock, TX 79499. You may designate to the programs Billy was involved with and they are the Brazil Mission and the Kenya Scholarship Program.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.