James O. Turner Jr.
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CHARLOTTE - James "Jimmy" Oliver Turner, Jr., 66, of Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Charlotte.
He was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Salisbury, the son of Eloise Truesdel Turner and the late James O. Turner.
James graduated from Myers Park High School and Central Piedmont Community College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the aircraft carrier, USS America, on the coast of Vietnam from 1967-1972. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
James worked at Hickory radio station WXRC 95.7, where he was the National Sales Manager.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Norma Eacho Turner; stepsons Jeff Eacho (Caroline) and Jim Eacho (Susan); sisters Melody Jones (Doug) and Sherry Paschall (David); and his collie, Michelle.
A private service will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery with military honors by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Turner family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 3, 2014