Harold Bernard Turner, age 50, passed on March 13, 2023, at his residence.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Whitewater Road, Ideal, Georgia. Burial will follow with military honors at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Harold was born in Oglethorpe, Georgia to Velma Jean Clark and the late Harold Lee Turner. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and was a 1991 graduate of Macon County High School. Following high school he attended Middle Georgia Military College where he played basketball.
On February 3, 1994 he entered into the United States Army were he served his country proudly for over 20 years before he retired. He received numerous awards, medals, badges, campaign ribbons including the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, South West Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and numerous others. Harold also served tours of duty in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
He leaves to cherish his memories to his daughter, Dextiny L. Turner, California; a beloved mother Velma Jean Clark (Dallas Lumpkin Jr.), Oglethorpe, Georgia; three siblings Ernest Clark (Hannah), North Carolina, Evita Harp (Lewis Clay), Albany, Georgia, Rodney Lumpkin (Ladafrica), Albany, Georgia; nephews and nieces, Kelvin Clark, Kelly Clark, Jasmine Clark, Eliana Clay, Madelyn Lumpkin, Raelyn Porter; aunts and uncles, Myrtice Mallard, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mary Pope (Brain) Atlanta, Georgia, Zona Riley (James), Montezuma, Georgia; a host of loving cousins and friends including friends Terrance Hankerson, James Frederick Hankerson Jr., Charlie and Malissa Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. Ponder.
Live streaming will be available at the time of service, if requested by the family.