George Glenn Turner

May 16, 1930April 6, 2013

Clemmons- Mr. George Glenn Turner, died April 6, 2013 at Regency Care of Clemmons after a valiant battle with Alzheimers. Funeral services will be at Frank Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Mr. Turner was born on May 16, 1930 in Mannheim, PA to the late Alvis Greely and Katherine Powell Turner. At an early age his family moved to Draper (Eden), NC where he grew up and graduated from Draper High School in 1948. Glenn went to work at Draper Lumber Co. and except for two years in the service, he worked there until 1973. He retired from King Sash and Door Co. in 1997 after 26 years of service. He was a charter member of West Haven Baptist Church in Clemmons and was an ordained deacon, Sunday School teaher and member of the choir. Glenn was a craftsman, handyman, loved maintaining a beautiful yard and garden, and especially loved the beach and fishing. He mostly loved spending time with his family. He proudly served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. He met Patsy Ruth Thomas June 1, 1950 and was married May 3, 1953 in Wake Forest, NC.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, 10 months and 7 days; children, George Glenn Turner, Jr. and wife Cindy of Asheboro, Mark Thomas Turner of Huntersville, Emily Turner Eggleston and husband Drake of Bahama, and Susan Jill Turner of Winston-Salem, and a special family friend, Vanessa S. Elliott of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Brandon Turner and wife Keri of Randleman, Andi Ackley and husband Sean of Raleigh, Adam Eggleston of Raleigh, Matthew Eggleston of Durham, Michael Eggleston of Rochester, NY, and Aaron and Rebekah Turner of Winston-Salem; two great grandchildren, Eliza Beth and Kenan Turner of Randleman; two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and only brother, Alvis G. Turner, Jr. and a special brother-in-law, Thomas D. Coppedge, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Haven Baptist Church at 2580 Old Glory Road, Clemmons, NC 27012 or to Winston-Salem Resuce Mission, POB 20424 Winston-Salem, NC 27120.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the CNA staff in the Memory Care Unit of Forest Heights Assisted Living and to the staff of Regency Care of Clemmons for their love and attention to our entire family. On line condolences may be made to



  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2013


  • Interment, Officiants

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Valerie Phillips

April 17, 2013

My parents wrote about Mr. Turner's death and I wanted to express my sympathy to you all (from Africa). My memories of Mr. Turner are of a kind, gracious and caring neighbor. May God give grace and comfort "above and beyond" in your loss.

Kirk Cusack

April 9, 2013

Hello Pat,
So sorry to hear of your loss with Glenn. He was a great, kind person and will be missed. But do not forget that one day we will all be reunited.

Linda Murphy

April 9, 2013

I was so saddened to learn of your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. And you have peace knowing he is home now.

Diane Toohey

April 9, 2013

Our family is so very sorry for your loss. The Lord has welcomed another into the Kingdom. Praise!

Hollin Drane

April 9, 2013

I had the honor and pleasure of caring for Paw Paw at Forest Heights. Mr. Turner was a wonderful, loving and charismatic gentleman who will be genuinely missed. My sympathies to the entire family. I know in my heart that he is at peace.

Sigrid Brozek

April 8, 2013

Dear Emily - We know your Father is in a better place - truly - no more pain or suffering, but his passing will leave a Dad-sized hole in your heart. Know that your brothers and sisters in Christ rejoice - and grieve - with you.