Mr. James Turner Jr., better known as "Honey", was the oldest son of the late James and Emma Owens Turner. God called him home on Friday November 26, 2021, at Midlands Health and Rehabilitation in Columbia, South Carolina, where he spent over six and a half years. Honey accepted Jesus as his personal Savior in his later years. He had a great love and respect for God, prayer and people. His favorite words were "Thank God".
James attended the Fairfield County Public Schools. He worked a variety of jobs including Piggly Wiggly delivering produce and the Pulpwood business. He later ran his own pulpwood truck with the help of his brother and cousins. His hobbies included planting, gardening, cooking and fishing. He was gifted with a green thumb. We would jokingly say "Honey could make a stick grow". He was a great storyteller and loved talking about old times, telling jokes and making people laugh. Honey was loved by young and old everywhere he went including the staff and residents at Midlands Health and Rehabilitation.
James Honey Turner was married to Willie B. Johnson and out of this union, he leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Tammie T. (Earl) Moore, Sharon T (Ray) Henry, Willie J. (Cynthia) Turner and Brenton G. Turner; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; five sisters, Lillie P (Lawrence) Burrell, Rebecca T. Evans, Enell (Carold) Williams, Margaret (Edward) Brown and Linda (Sammie) Walker; one brother; Virlis S. Turner.
James was preceded in death by his sister: Albertha Turner Davis.
Honey will be greatly missed by all of us including nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.