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Craig Nelson Turnbow

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Craig Nelson Turnbow

Knoxville - Craig Nelson Turnbow, 72, of Knoxville, TN, passed away November 25, 2019. A native of Hohenwald, TN he was the son of the late Henry Ford Turnbow and Dorothy Mae (Peevyhouse) Turnbow. A graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Houston with multiple degrees in civil engineering and business administration, Craig's career spanned 50 years as an engineer and business consultant. Beloved by family and friends, he was involved in a number of community activities including founder of the Farragut youth baseball instructional league, past president of the Cedar Bluff - Farragut optimist club, and what he would consider as one of his favorite activities as "coach Turnbow" for a variety of youth baseball and basketball teams. A faithful member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville, he served on a number of church committees as well as an usher welcoming those to Sunday service. A lifelong enthusiast of the Tennessee Volunteers, he enjoyed attending/watching football/basketball/baseball games with his family and friends with his trademark "Go Big Orange" after every win. In his most recent years, Craig was very involved with the Lewis County Educational Foundation with the establishment of a scholarship fund for Lewis County High School students to further their education (Dorothy Turnbow Memorial Scholarship).

He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Betty (Fraley) Turnbow; son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Angela Turnbow of Murfreesboro, TN, son Eric Turnbow of Kingston, TN and son and daughter-in-law Corey and Catherine Turnbow of Newnan, GA; Mother-in-law Louise Kindred of Hohenwald, TN; four grandchildren Reagan, Sloan, Carter & Collin who affectionately called him Grandad.

Visitation with the family was held at the McDonald Funeral Home in Hohenwald, TN on Friday, November 29th.

Funeral Services were conducted on Saturday, November 30th, at the Hohenwald First United Methodist Church with Reverend Bruce Galyon officiating. Burial followed in the Swiss Cemetery, Hohenwald, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to the Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30, 2019
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