Bill Turner, 67, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 in Orange. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Brad Bickham. Interment will follow in the King Cemetery in Hartburg. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m.. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Born on Aug. 19, 1941 in Carrollton , Miss. to Eugene Clinton Turner and Eva Mae (Goss) Turner, he was a resident of the Orange area since 1955. He owned Turner Roofing working as a contractor and was of the Baptist faith. Bill enjoyed old western movies, hunting, fishing, being in the outdoors and was a wonderful husband, brother and father.
Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Paula Janice Turner; five brothers, E. C. Turner, Richard Quincy Turner, Cleveland Lewis Turner, LeRoy Turner and J. T. Turner; and four sisters, Elise Bishop, Vivian Bowers, Clara Casiano and LaVerne Rickles.
Those who will most cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Diane Turner of Orange; daughters, Belinda Lemen of Orange and Billie Jo Turner of Mannford, Okla.; sisters, Helen Nester and her husband J. D. of Carrolton, Miss., Shirley Haymon and her husband Harold of Bridge City; brothers, Homer Turner and his wife Connie of Orange and Grover Turner and his wife Theresa of Orange; grandchildren, Sam Lemen, Race Lemen, Terryn Lemen, Brittany Tilley, Dalton Tilley and Katlin Tilley; and great-granddaughter, Destiny Lemen. Bill is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends.