Published 9:24 am Sunday, February 18, 2007
PLYMOUTH — Jasper Perry Turner, 95, of Plymouth, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. Mr. Turner was born in Pitt County on Nov. 7, 1911 to the late Claude Turner and Mary Rouse Turner. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after 36 years where he worked as a turbine operator.
Mr. Turner was a third degree Master Mason of Perserverance Lodge No. 59, a Shriner and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. He was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church .
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Louise Bishop Turner.
Mr. Turner is survived by a daughter, Jean T. Beasley of Plymouth; one son, Reuben P. Turner of Ernul; two sisters, Lossie T. Wooten of Ayden and Emma T. Olsen of Ayden; two brothers, A.C. Turner of Fountain and Billie R. Turner of Walstonburg; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son; Henry W. Turner; three sisters, Mary Ellen Smith, Lillie T. Turner and Doris Jordan and one brother, Walter Turner
Visitation was Saturday at Smith and Austin Funeral Home, Horner Chapel in Plymouth.
Funeral services will be today at 3 p.m. at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Markuson officiating Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.