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Ralph T. Turlington, Sr.

Ralph T. Turlington, Sr.

December 19, 1954 - February 2, 2020     Age: 65

Ralph Thomas Turlington, Sr. age 65 of Yulee, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Mary’s, Georgia.

He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina to the late Jack Thomas Turlington, Sr. and Barbara Reason.

Ralph grew up in Yulee and graduated from Yulee High School in 1971. Having grown up on the river, he enjoyed fishing and shrimping in his boat.  He met Charlanne Stokes  11 years ago on October 30th and the two have been inseparable since.

He worked in construction as a carpenter for many years in Jacksonville and was a member of the Carpenters Union.  For the past 28 years, he worked as a Project Manager for a staffing company based at the Port of Brunswick, Georgia.  In his spare time, Ralph loved coaching Pop Warner football and baseball in Yulee.  Ralph was known as a hard worker and stubborn, but was always loving and kind.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kathy Turlington.

He leaves behind, his wife, Charlanne Turlington of Yulee, Florida; his sons, John (Theresa) Turlington of Kingsland, Georgia, Ralph (Sabrina) Turlington, Jr., of Waycross, Georgia, Peter (Roxanne) Turlington of Nahunta, Georgia, James (Amber) Turlington of Yulee, Florida, Adam Berry of Jacksonville, Florida; step-children, Sarah (Chad Wright) Bagley of Alabama, Jacob (Marissa) Carver of Brunswick and Jordan Carver both of Brunswick, Georgia.  He also leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020 from the graveside in Hughes Cemetery.

His family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

13 Condolences

  • Susan B Crews Posted February 3, 2020 10:42 pm

    Condolences to Ralph’s family and friends.

  • Tara Davis Posted February 4, 2020 12:12 pm

    Ralph you will truly be missed you taught me so much in such a little time I will miss our little talks at work

  • Sherrilyons Posted February 4, 2020 12:43 pm

    I’m so sorry for your lose It’s not going be the same without him he will be missed. Prayers to his family

  • Rhoda waters Posted February 4, 2020 1:25 pm

    Condolences to Ralph’s family he will be truest missed by his family and the port family he was a great man

  • Melissa Scott Posted February 4, 2020 5:29 pm

    Ralph you will be deeply missed thanks for all that you tought me about life in the short time that I had with you it truly has made a difference the port will never be the same Boss….

  • Danny Gibson Posted February 4, 2020 7:21 pm

    Prayers for your family. You will be missed

  • Toni Smith Posted February 4, 2020 7:26 pm

    Its not going to be the same without you Ralph. May God be by your family as they try to get through this time. Many prayers for your family.

  • Jamie miller Posted February 5, 2020 3:10 am

    You will be missed I remember first starting out there didn’t know anyone or anything but u helped me wen I needed it an always ansewed questions you were funny an kept everyone on there toes there was never a full moment u will be greatly missed an Mrs Charlene your an your family are in my prayers ❤️🙏😢

  • Katie Rooks Posted February 6, 2020 3:07 am

    Boss you will be missed! Such a Great Man an we all knew you loved Mrs. Charlanne with everything in you as she loved u just as much ❤️ We will be praying for this family now an in the days to come! So Sorry

  • Charles Stokes Posted February 6, 2020 11:53 am

    Prayers for you. Love u baby.

  • Jackie Hall Posted February 6, 2020 8:24 pm

    Condolences for the Ralph Turlington family

  • Misty Holbrook Posted February 7, 2020 5:39 pm

    Stubborn is right but such a huge and caring heart. Ralph helped me when I was at a low point in my life. He will be missed. May God wrap the family in peace and comfort.

  • Tosha Brock Posted February 9, 2020 4:21 pm

    Condolences to the family.Ralph was a fire cracker but a great friend.I was honored to know him for so many years.He was a ball of laughs for sure.You will be missed.

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