Thomas Albert “Tommy” Turnage

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 12, 2004

Services for Thomas Albert “Tommy” Turnage of Monticello wereWednesday, Jan. 7, at Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Turnage, 54, died Jan. 5, 2004, at Veterans AdministrationMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Jackson on Sept. 7, 1949,to General Evan Albert “Beby” Turnage and Ethlyn Dale.

He was a landowner and for many years a truck driver. He enjoyednothing better than being “at one with nature” by walking in thewoods, fishing, hunting and gazing at God’s handiwork. He enjoyedfor many years gardening and dug his own gardens. As part of hislove of nature, he spent many hours renovating his lakeside cabinin Monticello, where he and his wife, Joan, enjoyed many happytimes. He served in the special forces in Vietnam as a Ranger. Heserved his country both honorably and courageously. The deepestpride that he felt, beside that for his family, was having servedhis country and he felt a lifelong sense of patriotism. He was amember of Monticello Baptist Church and professed a deep and solidfaith in God.

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Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Joan Roberts Snyder of Monticello; adaughter; two stepdaughters; a stepson; his sister, Lynn DaleReynolds; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village,Jackson, MS.