Funeral Services for Mr. Barney Turner of Oglethorpe, Georgia will be conducted Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Jehovah Baptist Church, Oglethorpe, Georgia with Pastor Glenn Martin Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at Oglethorpe City Cemetery.
Barney Clay Turner was born May 9, 1937 in Ideal, Georgia to the late M.W. and Matilda Dean Turner. Two brothers preceded him in death: M.W. Turner (Addie Ree-deceased) Cleveland, OH and Clenton Turner (Rosebud) Charlotte, NC. Barney attended Macon County Training School, Montezuma, GA and served honorably in The United States Army. He was united in holy matrimony to the former Queen Esther Fields on March 17, 1962. He retired from Blue Bird Body Company after 20 years of dedicated service.
Barney was a loving husband and a man who dearly loved family. He was an excellent provider who always placed his family’s needs above his own. He willingly shared his wit and opinions - especially to the “mama boys” in his family.
Barney departed this life on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He leaves behind his devoted, loving, caring wife of 54 years, Mrs. Queen Esther Turner; five sons: Ronald Steven Wilson (Dr. Patricia) of McCalla, AL, Adam Roderick Wilson (deceased), Jeffery Clay Turner (Miriam) of Lawrenceville, GA, Jason Carlton Turner (Dawn) of Dacula, GA and Victor Clayton Turner (Aimee) of McDonough, GA; three daughters: Cynthia Matilda Turner (John) of Warner Robins, GA, Lisa Deane Lewis (Michael) of Americus, GA and LaSondra Wilson of Oglethorpe, GA; fifteen grandchildren: Karlton F. Sims (Eliza), Ashley D. Rios, Whitney D. Wilson, Ronald Steven Wilson, II (Lorna), Dez N. Sellers, Christopher L. Mallard (Brittani), Clayton G. Turner, Jacob A.Turner, Justin L. Turner, Joshua V. Turner, Daniel A. Turner, Joseph A. Turner, Jamar Wilson, Shelton Wilson and Tasha Wilson (deceased); eight great-grandchildren: Oliva Sims, Kayla Henderson, Caleb J. Ingram, Evan Usher, Landon Rios, Shelton Wilson, Jr,, ZaNylla Byrd and LeAndra Wilson; five sisters: Shirley McClain (Curtis) of Roselle, NJ, Dr. Mary Maynard (Bishop Jerry) of Gatlinburg, TN, Grace Davis (Norman) of Columbus, GA, Peggy Clay (Woodrow) of Macon, GA and Debra Turner of Stone Mountain, GA; six brothers: Will Turner of Dayton, OH, Jerome Turner (Marva) of Oglethorpe, GA, Kenneth Turner of Ideal, GA and Douglas Turner (Marva) of Warner Robins, GA; brothers -in-law: Command Sergeant Major Ramous Fields - deceased (Mary) of College Park, GA and William Bridges of Augusta, GA; sister-in-law: Joan (Deacon James) Wilson of Landover, MD;God daughter: Doretha Dowdell (Silas) of Desoto, GA; aunts: Beatrice Dent of Washington, DC, Grace Taylor of Capitol Heights, MD, Velma Harris (Ike) of Americus, GA and Helen Schofield (Willie B) of Jacksonville, FL; uncle: Ulysses Dean (Brenda) of Andersonville, GA; friends: Mr. Roosevelt and Mrs. Betty Fields, Mr. Eugene Harris (Ollie) and Mrs. Abby Weaver. A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends also survive.