Jeffrey Scott Turner

Monday, December 8, 1958 - Monday, February 8, 2016

A Good Man

Photo of Jeffrey Scott Turner  - 1958-2016

Canton - Our community has lost a man who was loved by everyone, a man who was greatly respected, a man who cared about others, a man who gave back to his community and a man who loved his family with all his heart and soul. Jeffrey Scott Turner, age 57, of Dutch Cove Road entered into his eternal heavenly home on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Scott was born in the blessed Christmas season on December 8, 1958 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Henry Turner and the late Dorothy Kay Smith Turner. He had resided in Belvedere, South Carolina before making his home in Canton in 1974. He was a graduate of the 1977 class of Pisgah High School and the friendships that he made have remained strong throughout his lifetime. Sports played a major role in Scott’s life and he selflessly gave of his time and of himself by coaching all levels of baseball, from Little League Programs to serving as an assistant coach at Pisgah High School. Not only was Scott a dedicated coach, but he was a mentor and an outstanding role model to the young people in our community. A true outdoorsman, Scott spent many memorable hours with his son, Jason, hunting deer and boar and fishing at Lake Russell, South Carolina, as well as trout fishing in his beloved mountain streams. Scott gladly gave up his college team allegiance to Clemson and UNC to proudly support the University of South Carolina which was his son, Jared’s alma mater - Scott became a true Gamecock fan. He was also an avid golfer and often attended practice rounds at the Masters Golf Tournament held in Augusta, Georgia. What precious memories will be forever held in the hearts of friends and family that were blessed to be a part of Scott’s life. He was a dedicated employee of Evergreen Packaging where he had been employed for 32 years and was a proud member of the Maintenance Department – Crew #32. Scott’s giving and caring heart has touched so many and his faith and belief in his fellow man was an example to follow. He attended Morning Star United Methodist Church in Canton. Scott never ever met a stranger and his delightful personality, his photographic memory and his ease of carrying on a endless conversation brought a boundless number of friends into his life. In the words of his family, Scott was a great husband, a super Daddy and he was loved by everyone.” We should all remember that when a great man leaves us, the joy and light that he leaves behind him, lives on forever in the paths of those who will miss him and love him forever.

The memory of Jeffrey Scott Turner will be held in the hearts of his family, his loving wife of 34 years, Marsha Israel Turner of Canton; his sons, Jason Scott Turner and his wife, Amber Turner of Canton and Jared Mark Turner of Fairfax, Virginia ; his brothers, Ira Kirsch of Cleveland, Ohio, Steve Turner of Asheville, Mark Turner of Canton and Chris Turner of Washington state; several nieces and nephews ; Scott’s “special baby”, his dog, Astro and a multitude of dear friends.

The Turner family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to all of those who have surrounded our family with their deep love and concern and brought great strength to each of us during this time. A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at 4:00pm Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Morning Star United Methodist Church. The Reverend Nicole Jones and the Reverend Kenneth Rhinehart will be officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church from 1:30 until 3:45 pm prior to the celebration of life service.

Memorials may be made in Scott’s memory to the Haywood County Rescue Squad, PO Box 931, Waynesville, NC 28786 or Oconee Search and Rescue, 300 S. Church Street, Walhalla, SC 29691.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Turner family.

Condolences from family and friends

Please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time, and the days ahead. We loved Scott, and yes, a very good person. He brought the boys for haircuts when they were small, Always had a smile and kind words to say. Scott would come out to our house and get his Lab dog That got out of it's fence, he always stayed awhile to chat. We will miss him going by in the afternoon and Always waved to us. Gone but not forgotten! RIP dear Scott.
George and Patsy Foster
I AM SO PROUD TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT SCOTT WAS A FINE MAN. I WATCHED HIM FOR MANY YEARS AS HE COACHED MY GRANDSON CHAD CARVER IN BASEBALL. HE WAS ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND A TRUE GENTLEMAN. MARSHA, THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIM WITH THE KIDS, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS. THERE WERE MANY GREAT MEMORIES MADE DURING THIS TIME. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE BOYS AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY. I ASK THAT GOD WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND YOU ALL DURING THIS TIME. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
Jean Bumgarner
At a time when questions abound, and answers are hard to come by, please take comfort in the fact that our Lord hurts with you!! Marsha, Jason, Jared, and Amber... Our hearts go out to you. And our thoughts and prayers are with you! We love you guys!!
The Littrell family
Our hearts hurt for you, dear family, especially you Marsha. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you in His loving arms.
Juanita Dixon
My family and I are truly sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with you at this time and the days to come. I pray for peace in your hearts and minds, and you forever hold the memories of your loved one.
Amanda Inman - Moore
My sweet friend Marsha & Sons and family.... I am So Sorry for your loss ... ~Isaiah 41:10 " I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. "
Diana Bennett
I send much love and prayer for your family to have peace and comfort! God is able!
Erika York Ray
My sweet friend Marsha & Sons and family.... I am So Sorry for your loss.
Diana Bennett
Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God give you comfort and surround you with love and peace.
carol willis sorrells
Marsha and family, I am so sorry for your lose. I'm praying our Lord pours out His grace and love to each of you. I pray he holds you so close in his loving arms and fills that void as only he can. With love in Christ, Sheila and family
Sheila Miller McClure
I was proud to have known Scott. He was a wonderful man. We would talk often about fishing. He wii be greatly missed. My God give you all peace.
Dedee Hall
Times like this it's very hard to find words,but our deepest condolences for your loss. Many hours I have spent in the mill talking with Scott about many things,but mostly trout fishing and our golf game. We talked about trout fishing rainbow springs and many other beautiful streams in our beautiful mountains,and usually getting carried away with time and some truth about some of our big hauls. Never heard anybody say anything negative about him. He was a great friend. We spent some great times playing golf at the beach. Rest in peace my brother,you will be missed by all,but I know you are at peace now, and probably talking the big man's ears off right now. I,along with your boys will try to keep the trout population down .
Randy& Jamye Sheppard
I am honored to have called Scott my friend. He will always bring a smile when I think of him, be it at the golf course, ball field or work we could always talk and laugh . He and his family have been apart of my family's lives for years , and I love and appreciate you all . May you always keep the memories of him in your heart and smile when you think of that grin and big voice . I love you Scott and I will miss you my friend , but we will meet again !!! Love you Marsha , Jason and Jared !!!
Dell Baxley
Marsha, Jason,Jared and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. Scott was a good man who was loved by all. I remember when he was coaching my nephew Will in Tennessee at a travel ball tournament and we went to watch the boys play. Please know that you are all in my prayers. Much love and respect for you all!
Janet Grooms Roberts
Dear Family, Although we did not know each other in life, Scott and I have shared a common blood tie. His grandfather and grandmother were my own Grannie's (Tommie Mae Turner Byers) brother and sister-in-law, ie. John and Etta Davis Turner. I regret that we have never met so that I could share Turner Family stories with all of you. My Daddy was Mack Byers. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this most difficult season in your life. May God provide each of you with His Love and Comfort through the upcoming days. My Condolences, Sharon Byers Conner
Sharon Byers Conner
May God give each of you comfort and hold you in His arms as you face this time of sorrow. Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love in Christ. Juanita Trull
Juanita Trull
Marsha I am so sorry for ur family lost I will keep the Turner family in mind prayers tonight and god bless u and ur family Terry, Tiffany ,Sabrina and I love u
linda williams
Scott was a joy to be around and I always enjoyed talking about baseball or the outdoors with someone so knowledgeable. He was an inspiration to so many. It was a great pleasure to have the ability to play for him. I can't recall a single time, as a player or as a peer, that he ever lost his cool. He saw the best in every situation and always worked from the positive. He was a great competitor and someone who sincerely cared about you as a person. Scott made a very positive impact to my life and will be missed by all of us. Scott had informed me that he planned on helping out with Canton Middle Baseball team this year and I am saddened that he will not touch another generation’s life much like he did mine. My deepest condolences to the family; you have a community of prayers around you.
Justin Wilson
I am so glad that I got to know Scott. I worked with him at the mill. He was a very good friend and I had a lot of respect for him.l will miss him and getting to talk to him greatly. I have the Turner family in my prayers. May GOD be with each and every one of you.
David kuykendall
My deepest sympathy to the Turner family. I graduated with Scott. He always stood out to me in school because he was such a nice person. There was something special about him. There are some people you go to school with that you often think about. He was one of those people. I ran into him at Foodlion when I work there and I remember the smile on his face as he talk about him family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Annette Carter Washabaugh
I so glad to say I knew this great man! I remember when he and Marsha moved back to N.C. from Alabama. My ex-husband (Jerry Nash ) and i helped them pack up and move. It was so sad to see them leave but Scott loved the mountains so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time!
Melissa Peden
Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. I am so sorry for your loss.
Gail McElrath Paxton
Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Scott was such a great influence on so many young people in our community and he will live on in there lives as they give back like Scott did! Our little piece of Dutch Cove will miss a good man!
Michael and Cindy Smathers
Scott was a good friend. I used to work with him years ago in the mill. Enjoyed the time we had working together. He would help you in any way he could. I always enjoyed exchanging hunting and fishing tales with him and they usually ended up in a big laugh. This is what you call a friend forever. Prayers and thoughts for all of his family In the days ahead. Gerald and Carolyn Stamey
Gerald Stamey
sorry for your loss
patricia waters fountain inn sc
Marsha, Jason and Jared I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time. Scott was a great neighbor and fine man. He will be missed.
Janice Plemmons
Sorry to hear about Scotts passing. He was a great guy to be around at champion ,he always had a great smile I will always remember him. Our thoughts& prayers will be with family. God Bless the family.
Harold &Barbara Hannnah
Marsha, Jason and Jared, Every once in a while God puts someone special in our lives. Scott was one of those people, We had the pleasure of coaching baseball many years with him. He was a true competitor, but at the end of the game, you not only got a handshake, but a smile that would light up the world. I also have had the opportunity of working with Scott in our maintenance crew for several years. His character showed through in everything he did. It was a privilege to know him as a fellow coach and co-worker, but more importantly, as a true friend. Rest in Peace my brother. Till we meet again........
Jimmy and Andrea Jackson
Marsha, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. May you find peace in the thought of all the joy that Scott brought, and may those memories comfort you now and forever.
Cindy Dixon-Owen
I did not know your husband personally, but my husband knew him from Evergreen Packaging. We would like to say how sorry we are for your loss and that your in our thoughts and prayers.....due to having surgery, Gary will not be able to attend, but his deepest condolences and prayers are with each family member and friend....
Gary and Joyce Ogles
Marsha and family, we send our sincere condolences to you. You will continue to be in our prayers in the days ahead and we are here for you if you need anything.
Zeb and June Jolley
So sorry for your familes lost.Scott will always be remembered as a great mentor to the children of Canton including ours.He would stop often and take ours to practice baseball and just spend time with them.They will never forget that .friendshipHe will be missed by many.Our prayers are with all of you.
Gail and Charles Henson
Scott was great to be around, well liked by everybody, always willing to lend a helping hand. Said hello every morning when we came in to work. Loved talking to him, he will greatly missed, the little time I got to know him, I can say I truly say enjoyed it, not forgotten. Thanks Scott, praying for the Turner family.
Shanne Baker
Jason, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. My sympathy and condolences are extended to you. Your former Eaton co-worker, Gwen Hammes
Gwen Hammes
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. Scott will certainly be missed; he touched so many lives in positive ways. We know that God will carry you through the days ahead. He assures us that he will provide hope in the mist of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain if only we will lay it at the foot of the cross and trust in him. We’re just across the road and will continue to be there for you day or night. Love and prayers~~
Steve & Kila Thompson
Marsha and Family, I am deeply saddened by your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless
Jacob Hannah
There are people that you work with that always make the day better and Scott was definitely one of those special friends. His memory will always be treasured. Our hearts ache for your family and you will be in our prayers.....Blessings.
Mike & Lisa Coleman
I met Scott at the mill when I started working there 10 years ago. Because I work in the basement I seen him quite often. Every day shift that I have worked for 10 years he's always spoke to me at least 2-3 times daily...I am going to miss that tremendously. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Turner family. Scott will be so missed.
Wendy Chambers
Dear Marsha, I want to convey my sorrow to you in your time of grief and to let you know that while I didn't know Scott very well, he still made me smile when I would see him in passing going in and out of work at the mill. He would always speak and call me by name and seemed genuinely concerned when he would ask how I was doing. I am so very sorry for your loss and always remember the good times, and keep your family close to you in this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you and your family.
Nary Phillips
Marsha, Jason & Jared, Steve and I find it so hard to express our sorry for the loss of Scott. Marsha, I can recall when you and Scott first started dating and would snuggle up beneath the basketball goal at your mom and dad's, while Mark and I aggravated you guys to no end. I remember thinking, I hope one day I can find what you and he have. I also remember Scott being so shy and loved being with you. I always saw it in his eyes, the way he looked at you. Those are the times I remember him best. You meant the world to him then and even after all these years. I can't even imagine how hard this is for you and the boys, but always remember those times that have made you a family. Scott is still with you always! Love you Marsha!
Steve & Kathy Ammons
Marsha, You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers
Barry & Teresa Anders
Marsha, Jason and Jared-we are so very sorry for your tremendous loss!! Scott was so instrumental in influencing young lives and Shayne was one of them! His dedication was exceptional and his kindness genuine. No one ever had a negative thing to say about Scott because he was so positive. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! We pray God will continue to hold you all very close!!!
Dennis and Denise Williamson
Scott Turner was a prime example of A FRIEND TO EVERYONE! I have worked with and around Scott for years at the mill and cherished his friendship greatly . Never have I heard anything negative about Scott. Many hours a lot of us have spent swapping hunting and fishing tales with him , or looking at a picture of a buck " Me and my boy just bagged " He was so proud ! Enjoyed the trips to Montgomery County that he invited Pless Messer, myself and Luther Phillips on. Will surely miss that deep voice and ever present smile and friendship . My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to all the family and many friends that he made down here. Rest in peace Scott, and as you would always say "See you soon !........
Charles Ray Evans ( #20 Machine)
Just want you to know you and all the family have been in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We are so sorry for your loss and we know with God's guidance and comfort he will see you through this difficult time. Also know that your church family love's you and God loves you. We will not be at the service, but know that our thoughts will be with all of you. We love you.
Kenneth and Alba Jo
Our prayers go out to all the family and friends and may God hold you in his arms and let you know that you are not alone.
Mary Birchfield
We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this time and the days ahead. Johnny worked with Scott at Evergreen and he always said what a good person he was and thought a lot of him and considered him a good friend. Blair had to pleasure of playing ball for Scott when he was 14 years old and he loved it, he thought Scott was the greatest. I (Sara, Johnny's wife) had the pleasure of meeting him when Blair was playing ball and he was always a pleasure to be around always laughing and joking around the kids loved him. I know the days ahead will be difficult but remember the family is in the thoughts and prayers of so many people hopefully that will give you some comfort. God Bless!
Johnny, Sara, Blair and Wesley Wells
I enjoyed hunting with Scott for years. He will be greatly be missed.
Aldie Cooke
Marsha and family, We can't imagine the heartache you must feel. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your family.
Barbara & Gary Miller
Remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you ever need anything.
Brad and Carlin Smith
I'm deeply sorry about your husband. You are my all time favorite elemtary school teacher. I'm so sorry I didn't make the visitation today. Your in my prayers Turner family. I Love you Mrs.Turner
Hunter Hodge