Jim Clay Turner

Jim Clay Turner

Jim Clay Turner

February 06, 1936~June 18, 2024
Jim Clay Turner of Baker, Florida went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 after a long life of service and devotion to his God, his family and his country.
He was born on February 6, 1936 in Gouldbusk, Texas to Edwin Clark and Cora Maxwell Turner. He was welcomed by older sisters Gertie Lou and Mary Opal and brothers Johnny Clark (Jack) and Joe Russell Turner. Younger brother Jerry Turner completed the family that was rich in love.
As a youngster, he moved to Covington, Texas with his family and later to Pie Town, New Mexico. He grew up working on farms and ranches, experiences which instilled in him a strong work ethic and respect for others. He attended high school in Quemada and graduated in 1954. Soon afterward, he joined the United States Air Force and served his country for over 20 years. While stationed at Eglin AFB he met a beautiful young lady named Marinell Hutto and the two of them married in 1957. Marinell followed him during his career in the Air Force living in several states and in Europe. Three children, Edwin Clark Turner II, Wanda and James completed their family.
Upon retirement from the Air Force, Jim and Marinell returned to Florida where Jim founded H&J Landscapes with his brother in law, Homer Hutto. The two of them worked together closely for many years and were well regarded for their skills and integrity. In later life, after he retired from landscaping, he focused his time and energy working his farm, spending time with his family and giving to his church and community.
Jim was a member of Goodhope Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He strived to be an example of Christian living for everyone.  He practiced his faith by reading his Bible, praying daily and encouraging others in their walk with Christ.
Marinell passed away in 2007 after 50 years of marriage. In 2008, Jim and Joanne Hutto joined together in marriage. They blended their hearts and lives together in love.
In addition to his wife Marinell Jim was preceded in death by his parents Clark and Cora Turner, brothers Wallace Edwin Turner, Jerry Turner and Jack Turner and sister Gertie Lou Jean.
He is survived by his wife Joanne Turner, sons Eddy and Jimmy (Kerrie) Turner and daughter Wanda (Mark) Cato sister, Mary Jones and brother Joe (Joyce) Turner and sister in law Jackie Turner. Additionally, he is survived by stepson Tommy Hutto and stepdaughter Lisa (Scott) Adams, and sons adopted in love Matt Bounds and John (Margaret) Bovard. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great children and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Jim Turner will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 beginning at 10:oo a.m. at Goodhope Baptist Church 1895 Olin Cotton Road, Baker Florida 32531 with Pastor Jeremiah Joscelyn and Pastor Larry Sweat officiating with Pastor Scott Adams giving the Eulogy. Burial to follow at Cotton Cemetery in Baker Florida. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Brackney Funeral Service Chapel 480 East James Lee Blvd. Crestview, Florida 32539.
In lieu of Flowers you can donate to Gospel of Africa, St. Jude or Israel in Jim Turner’s name.

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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.


Brackney Funeral Service Chapel


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Meri Lee

June 20, 2024, 12:57 pm

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Meri Lee and Vel Joiner

Michelle Kellett

June 20, 2024, 3:41 pm

Loved Uncle Jim so much!! Such a caring man – he took good care of all us kiddos back in the day. He will be missed!!

Michelle Kellett

Philip K Tiemann

June 20, 2024, 4:31 pm

What a great life led. An example for all of us. Ed, you were so fortunate to have a great dad. Having been brought up in the small town of Pie Town, New Mexico, known for its pies, you will have to let us know what his favorite pie was. 😊

Ron & Betty

June 21, 2024, 2:27 pm

Miss our Brother in CHRIST, Jim. he loved all. We thank God for him. A fine Christian brother, neighbor, and friend. We miss him and thank God for allowing our paths to cross.

Larry and Belva herald

June 22, 2024, 4:48 pm

Larry and Belva Jim thanks for your Christian walk and the many lives you have touched. YOU WILL BE MISSED. We go back to the early 1950s

Harvey Jones

June 24, 2024, 3:05 am

A life well lived, and a great heritage for you. Sorry for your earthly loss


June 24, 2024, 11:35 pm

We lost a great man and leader. The world needs more real Dads like him. I was blessed to know him. Donna and I send our Condolences to the Family.


June 27, 2024, 3:26 pm

Wow, what a lost! One of the greatest person to meet in your life. From first time I met him while installing new wiring and ac/heat we just became friends. I was always happy to see or speak to him over the phone. Another angel called home. Will miss speaking or seeing Mr. Jim.
Sorry for the lost of such a find hearted man. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Russell E Turner

June 27, 2024, 10:44 pm

Uncle Jim was one of a kind and will be missed. He was as tough and straight a man as they come and loved his family dearly. I pray comfort, peace over all. Love you Uncle Jim

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