William Milton Turlington


Mr. William Milton “Bill” Turlington, 94, husband of the late Nancy Butler Turlington and a resident of Towson, Md., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at the home of his son William in Towson.

Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Melfa, he was the son of the late James Homer Turlington and the late Bessie Parks Turlington. Bill graduated from Onancock High School, Class of 1945, after which he served his country during WWII in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a Lt. Cmdr., and then in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Following his years in the military, Bill became the youngest Chief Engineer with Bethlehem Steel, and was a heating and air conditioning contractor for many years. He was a longtime member of Gregory Memorial Baptist Church in Baltimore, a member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #116 A.F. & A.M. in Towson, and a Shriner.

Survivors include his children, Frank Turlington, John Turlington and wife, Cindy, William Turlington III and wife, Susie, James Turlington and wife, Susanne, David Turlington and wife, Patricia, Robert Turlington and wife, Debbie, Anne Gale Sturgill and husband, Dennis, and Susan Wenrich and husband, Don; 29 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two nephews, James and Edward Watson. In addition to his loving wife and parents, Bill was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Ann Turlington Watson, and a brother, James H. Turlington.

Funeral services, with military honors, were conducted from the graveside at the Mount Holly Cemetery in Onancock, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Robert Fletcher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 (www.donate.lovetotherescue.org), or Oak Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Curtis Lucy, 17300 Main Street, Painter, VA  23420.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements were by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
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