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.
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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.
Harold Bernard Turner
Edras and Mary Washington
3/18/2023 05:06:13 pm
To Velma and family I am so sorry for your loss.
3/18/2023 05:11:20 pm
To my dear cousin Velma❤️ I am sending prayers and condolences for your loss. I pray God will give you strength during this difficult time. Love Geraldine Ashmon❤️
Lee & Fran Hayes
3/19/2023 09:54:32 am
Sending prayers and condolences to you and family may God give you strength during this difficult time.
3/20/2023 12:26:00 am
Going to miss u brother
Laveta Worthy Jones
3/20/2023 03:00:33 am
Sending my deepest condolences to the family.Harold was a great guy with a kind heart.May God bless and keep you in this difficult hour.
3/20/2023 10:37:09 am
I am sorry for your loss. Velma sending prayers and condolences to the family.❤️
3/20/2023 03:44:52 pm
Velma praying for you and family at this difficult time.
3/22/2023 08:59:17 am
Velma this is Your cousin David so sorry to hear about your loss Myself JOYCE AND Janice know that HE is with the Angels now surrounded by Love R I P and Velma GOD will see You through.Keep Praying
JAMES L. BARRON
3/22/2023 02:42:43 pm
First I would like to thank you for your service. As one Veteran to another we often see life differently than others. Now I would like to ask God to watch over his soldier as he stands at the gates of Heaven. I pray that you all find peace and comfort in each other at this difficult time.
3/24/2023 10:29:18 am
Sorry for your loss, condolences to the family
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