PORT REPUBLIC, MD. - Christopher Andrew "Chris" Turlington passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 19, from an aneurysm. He was 37.
Originally from Gloucester, Va., Chris graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., with degrees in history and religious studies. He was a proud brother of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and was instrumental in the re-colonization of Kappa Sigma at Randolph-Macon. Upon graduation, he went on to work for Kappa Sigma, proudly helping consult other chapters on the Eastern seaboard. It was through Kappa Sigma that he met his wife, Rae Anne Turlington.
Chris was a beloved teacher at Patuxent High School, sharing his passion for history with his students daily. He was very active in the athletic department at PHS, having coached the girl's varsity basketball team. He also coached his son's t-ball team and basketball team. Chris enjoyed watching his daughter learn to swim and dance. He was an avid sports fan and self-proclaimed connoisseur of beer.
Chris' family was the light of his life, and he was a devoted father, husband, son, and brother. He is survived by his wife, Rae Anne (Edwards); and his beloved children, Hunter (7) and Olivia (3), all of Port Republic, Md. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Pete Turlington, of Gloucester, Va. Survivors include his mother, Jackie Turlington; sister, Carrie Turlington Provensen and brother-in-law Ethan Provensen, all of Gloucester, Va.; mother-and father-in-law, Pam and Jim Edwards, of Bethalto, Ill.; sister-and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Jerry Wood, of Denver, N.C.; and nephew, Trenton; and niece, Avery, of Denver, N.C.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby. Funeral and celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby, Md.
In lieu of flowers, a trust has been set up for his children's college education. Contributions can be made in the form of a check to the Christopher A. Turlington Memorial Fund at PNC Bank, P.O. Box 192, Solomons, MD 20688. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.