TROY Rev. William Roger (Bill) Turnmire, age 73, of 568 Warner Road, Troy, NC was cured of cancer on August 28, 2012 at 11:05 p.m. as he went to live with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Bill was born May 30, 1939 in Caldwell County, NC, the son of Roger R. and Grace McCall Turnmire. He was a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in Hendersonville, NC. He served the Lord as a minister of the gospel for forty-two years, having served as pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church of Lenoir, NC, Calvary Baptist Church of Mt. Gilead, NC and Candor Baptist Church of Candor, NC. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Richard J. Turnmire.
He is survived by his wife: Emily Rouse Turnmire and step-son Jeff Lamonds of the home; two daughters: Brenda Killian of Monroe, NC, Bridget Franklin and husband, Scott of Shelby, NC; one son: David Turnmire of Puerto Rico; three grandchildren: Hunter Killian, Dylan Franklin, Hannah Killian; two sisters: Charlotte T. Powell and husband, Robert of Lenoir, NC, Jean T. Haskin and husband, John of Lawndale, NC; sister-in-law: Betty Chisholm and husband, Danny of Candor; special niece; Michelle Smith of Biscoe.
The family will receive friends Friday, August 31, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Troy, 401 E. Main Street, Troy; other times at the home. The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Phillips McRae, Rev. Grady Blakely and Rev. Steve Jarman officiating. Burial will follow in Southside Cemetery, Troy.
Memorials may be directed to Candor Baptist Church Carpet Fund, PO Box 614, Candor, NC 27229 and Gideon's International, PO Box 103, Troy, NC 27371.
The family is extremely grateful to the staff at Autumn Care for the excellent care that was given him.
Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Turnmire family.
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