Lawrence E. Turley

November 7, 1932 - June 23, 2018
Lawrence E. Turley

Lawrence E. Turley “Pops” AKA “Hillbilly” passed away on Saturday June 23, 2018.

Larry was born in Spring Hill, WV on November 7, 1932 to James Paul Turley and Ethel Loftus Turley Midkiff.

Larry joined the US Army in 1949 and served in the 16th Infantry during the Korean War and was promoted to PFC and discharged in 1952. He worked for Ford Motor Company and retired with 36 years of service. Larry was a proud Master Mason and member of Roby Lodge #534 in Monroeville, OH and Federal Point Lodge # 753 in Carolina Beach. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Federal Point Chapter 361, a member of Scottish Rite Masons in Toledo, OH, Sudan Shriners in New Bern, Wilmington Shrine Club, the American Legion and the VFW.

After his retirement from Ford he and Paulette moved to North Carolina in December of 1992. He then worked at Leland Auto Salvage with his wife. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening and his retirement. He enjoyed visiting his Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Shrine Club and was always faithful to help at the annual Shriners Fish Fry.

Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many.

Larry is survived by his wife Paulette Good Turley; five children from his first wife Becky Hager include Larry Gene Turley, Wanda Joyce Jenkins, Douglas Allen Turley, Joseph Paul Turley and Beth Anne  Goodsite; two children from his second marriage include Elizabeth L. Turley and James Albert Turley; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sibling include Juanita, Norma, Carol, and James. He was preceded in death by a sister Ravenel.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 7 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will visit with friends starting at 6.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099



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  • June 26, 2018
    Shane & Sheila Irving says:
    We are so sorry for ur lost... Larry was a good man, anything u guys need know we here for you. We love u all. Keeping all of u in our prayers.

  • June 26, 2018
    Hope Cummings says:
    Love you pops! Will always remember the laughs and fussing out me and Liz got! God gained a beautiful angel as you are! You will be missed but never forgotten. Dance high in the skies! ❤️

  • June 27, 2018
    Mindy Wier says:
    Pops was a Great Man. I know he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

  • June 27, 2018
    Patsy Pauley says:
    Altho we didn't get to see each other here on earth as we should have, one day we will have a reunion in Heaven. What a day that will be . Love you Cousin.