Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Wilson Turner, 66, of Huntersville, NC, died Friday, July 4, 2003 at his residence. Tommy was born February 21, 1937, a son of the late Withers Wilson Turner in Charlotte, NC.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Mrs. Bonnie Blue Turner of the home; daughter, Delana Snead and husband Charlie of Monroe, NC; sister, Janet Ratterree of Charlotte; and two grandchildren, Neil Thomas Rappe and Lauren Michelle Rappe, both of Monroe, NC.
Tommy had a life long career in racing, building high performance engines for NASCAR and other racing venues. Mr. Turner was well known in the racing industry for his ability to construct the finest of racing engines. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Carolina Golf and Country Club in Charlotte. Tommy was very fond of Classic Cars, especially '57 Chevys and had a few of his own.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at Independence Hill Baptist Church in Huntersville, NC, with the Rev. Todd Marlin officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Raymer Funeral Home in Huntersville, NC.
Memorials may be made to Independence Hill Baptist Church, c/o "Hearts and Hammers Fund", 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Raymer Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the Turner Family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Jul. 6, 2003.