William James Turbeville
by Robert Joseph Baker | September 30, 2014 1:03 pm
Born April 8, 1941, in Turbeville, “Daddy Bill” was a son of the late James Martin Turbeville Sr. and Karl Hodge Turbeville. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Turbeville. He was a graduate of East Clarendon High School, where he played on the 1958 State Championship baseball team, and also was a graduate of Presbyterian Junior College. “Mr. Bill” was a sales representative, sales manager of the Columbia Distribution Center and was president of the Southeastern Division of General Auto Parts Inc. He owned and operated Mr. Bill’s Carwash and Ms. Ginie’s Coin Laundry.
Survivors besides his wife include a son, William J. Turbeville, Jr. (Kathryn) of Turbeville; a granddaughter, Leigh Turbeville Branch (Jerrad) of Goose Creek; two brothers, Henry M. Turbeville of Summerton and R. Wright Turbeville (Dorothy) of Manning; a sister, Patsy T. Cox (Maxie) of Hebron; a brother-in-law, L. Keith Josey Jr. (Dot) of Manning; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 12 siblings, Louise Skinner, Martha Kennedy, Allen Turbeville, Mae Ardis, Martin Turbeville Jr., George Turbeville, Kizzie T. Brandenburg, Gertie Black, Warren Turbeville, Grace T. Coker, Sara Belle T. Martin and Betty Turbeville.
A funeral service for William James Turbeville will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Bolin and the Rev. Patrick Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 3-4 p.m. prior to the service in the sanctuary of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church and at other times at the home, 1222 Morris St. in Turbeville.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 144, Turbeville, SC 29162.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.