Johnny Ray (T-Bone) Turner departed this world on Monday, December 28, 2020 after a lengthy illness at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, NC.
T-Bone was born July 27, 1954, to Sally Turner Howell and Johnny Turner. He attended North Iredell High School and Mitchell Community College. In March 2003, he accepted Christ in his life.
He was employed with Freightliner and in addition performed concrete contracting jobs. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, drawing and painting pictures. T-Bone also enjoyed playing bass guitar and had a baritone voice to match.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Carruth Turner; mother Sally Howell; father Johnny Turner (Grace); two sisters Francine Bellamy (Tony) and Tajuana White; one brother Gavin Turner (LaToya); stepdaughter April Carruth; stepson Christopher Sturdivant; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Bessie R. Mayberry; paternal grandmother Mary P. Turner; two sisters, Geraldine Colbert and Tabitha Turner; and one brother Harry Turner.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the lower parking lot of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Turner at www.rutledgeandbigham.com.
General Public viewing will be Thursday, January 7, 2021, Friday, January 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.
There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION (WAKE), unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus. We, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.
You can also view his remains virtually on-line at: www.youtube.com, search Johnny Turner.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Turner at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Turner Family.
GO TO VIEW ONLINE STREAMING OF THE SERVICE...GO TO FACEBOOK TO Bernardeane Moton or Michael McClelland Page.
AFTER THE SERVICE IS OVER YOU CAN VIEW THE ONLINE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON HIS PICTURE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO The BOOK OF MEMORIES CLICK ON PHOTOS AND VIDEO. YOU WILL SEE A LINK TO FACEBOOK - THAT'S THE ONLINE VIDEO.