William “Bill” Vincent Turlik

November 4, 1964 - August 30, 2023
William “Bill” Vincent Turlik

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William Vincent Turlik, affectionately known as Bill, passed away on August 30, 2023, in Wilmington, NC, at the age of 58. Born on November 4, 1964, in McKeesport, PA, Bill lived a life filled with love, dedication, and inspiration.

Bill’s journey began in McKeesport, where he attended McKeesport High School before embarking on his higher education. He pursued his dreams at Hawaii Pacific University and later at the University of Phoenix, where he earned his Masters degree. Bill’s thirst for knowledge and personal growth was evident throughout his life.

With a strong sense of duty and patriotism, Bill served his country in the Navy for 10 years. His commitment to serving others was a testament to his selflessness and unwavering dedication.

On May 12, 1994, in Naples, Italy, Bill married the love of his life, Amber Turlik. Their union was a symbol of love, trust, and companionship that lasted for three decades. Together, they built a beautiful family and created countless cherished memories.

As a father, Bill was a shining example of love and devotion. His children, Sammy and Holton, were the center of his world, and he embraced his role as a father with open arms. Bill’s involvement in their lives was unparalleled, always there to support, guide, and encourage them. His loving and nurturing nature will forever be remembered by his children.

Bill was also a devoted son to his mother and father Penny Turlik and the late Bill Turlik . Their bond was unbreakable, and his love for them knew no bounds. He cherished every moment spent with his parents, creating lasting memories that will be treasured forever. Bill’s parents shaped him into the remarkable individual he became, instilling in him values of honor, integrity, and resilience.

Beyond his military service and family life, Bill was a man of many interests and passions. In particular spending time with his children, fishing, hunting and traveling. He approached life with a sense of adventure, always seeking new experiences.

All are welcome to attend and honor Bill’s life and legacy, a time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM. Military Honors will be rendered at 1:30 PM, paying tribute to his service and dedication to his country. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to be given in Bill’s name to any cancer prevention and treatment you choose.

Bill will be remembered as a wonderful father, husband, and son, a man who embodied love, loyalty, involvement, hard work, and faithfulness. His impact on the lives of those around him was immeasurable, and his memory will forever be etched in the hearts of all who knew him.

In this time of sorrow, let us celebrate the remarkable life of William Vincent Turlik, a man who inspired us all with his unwavering love, strength, and commitment. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his family and friends find solace in the beautiful memories they shared with him.

Bill will have a monument placed at Coastal Carolina State Veterans cemetery in Jacksonville, NC. to honor his life, service and death.

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  • September 30, 2023
    Perry & Donna Venturini says:
    We have fond memories of Bill and his mom and dad while we were growing up on goat hill. Bravo to his life well lived! Let his memories fill the hole in your heart and your pain will lessen day by day.

  • September 26, 2023
    Amber Turlik says:
    Thank you so much to Lowes Foods for helping us with the memorial.

  • September 26, 2023
    Amber Turlik lit a candle:
    Lit since September 26, 2023 at 9:30:37 PM

  • September 24, 2023
    Lowes Foods lit a candle:
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  • September 23, 2023
    Angel and Karl Hammers posted an image:
    Bill loved fishing in the Great Smokies. This is in tribute to him for his love of nature, love of friends and family. *Ocunoluftee River, Cherokee NC
    Bill loved fishing in the Great Smokies. This is in tribute to him for his love of nature, love of friends and family. *Ocunoluftee River, Cherokee NC