James, 89, of Keswick, Va., left us to be with his Heavenly Father on November 26, 2021. Formerly of Baltimore, Valley Chapel, W.Va., Bladensburg and Greenbelt, Md., and San Jose, Calif.
He was the beloved husband of Georgene Edmunds Turner, father of E.W. Turner and wife, Sheila, and Jennifer Turner-Oliveira and husband, Ed. He is survived by his grandchildren, Jason Sands of Colorado, Kyle Turner of Baha, Mexico, Kaila Turner of South Roxanna, Illinois, Rebeka Turner-Jones of Wichita, Kansas and three great-granddaughters.
He was born at Maryland General in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 18, 1932, to Robert Stephen Turner of Baltimore, Md. and Roanoke, Va., and Kathryn Elizabeth Norris Turner of Baltimore, Md.
Graduated from McDonogh School in 1950, attended University of MD for 3.5 yrs. before joining the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years, 2 onboard SSR 481 as a sonarman. He saw the world while employed by the Electro-Physics Lab, stationed at Pt. Barrow Alaska, Karachi Pakistan, Japan, New Zealand, and Italy. Worked for Ampex Corporation for 30 years, based out of Redwood City, Calif. In 1990, Las Cruces New Mexico, he retired to play golf.
His wish was to donate his body to science. His gift is going to Anatomical Gift Registry in Hanover, Md.
A memorial will be held in a months or two at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Charlottesville, with Pastor Viktoria Parvin. Memory donations may be made in his name to St. Mark Lutheran Church of Charlottesville.
Published by Daily Progress from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8, 2021.